PIC: Duluthian Takes A Stand Against Poor Road Conditions
I was in for quite the surprise the other day when I went on a stroll by my house. We all know potholes and poor road conditions are a big problem in the Northland (and Minnesota in general) and many vent their frustrations about the issue on social media. I came across a Duluth vigilante if you will, who took to the street to vent their frustrations instead.
I won't say exactly where this photo was taken but I will say it is in a pretty nice neighborhood in the Duluth area. I noticed some writing in light pink letters and decided to take a closer look. What I saw when I got closer was a bit shocking and definitely not what I was expecting.
A neighborhood resident circled a clunky part of the road and wrote "FIX ROAD. I PAY TAXES" right above it. It may not be in the brightest letters but it definitely stood out when I was walking so I am guessing many, many others have seen this passing through as well. Is it enough to get the attention of the city to fix it? Time will tell.
This is not the first time people have taken a stand against potholes and the like. A few years back, a Hermantown resident decided to do something similar in his neck of the woods. He had a different approach, writing things like "RAWR" and "LOOKOUT" near potholes on a variety of roads. It looks like my vigilante may have had some inspiration. Ha!
A big part of the pothole problem in Duluth is the terrible winters, which makes road conditions worse, followed by a long and wet spring during which time potholes can't physically be fixed.