FOLLOWUP: Salmon in the street in High Point

As previewed in our traffic alerts the past few mornings, SDOT was out today painting community-designed salmon in the street in High Point. The decorative fish are planned for two “Healthy Street” sections of 31st SW and SW Graham. We went over late today to see what had been completed in the first round of work.

The fish we found are on 31st south of Graham, so it looks like they’ll be working on Graham tomorrow (Sunday, November 13), starting as early as 6 am.

The project is explained here.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Salmon in the street in High Point"

  • Lina November 12, 2022 (6:56 pm)

    I’m psyched for these salmon!  A great addition to our neighborhood 

  • Joan November 12, 2022 (7:24 pm)

    Love these! Can we get these all over?!?!

  • CJ November 12, 2022 (9:29 pm)

    More salmon please! These are great!

  • MM November 13, 2022 (7:47 am)

    I wonder how much that costs!  SDOT should be fixing the roads, sidewalks and the dangerous slick spot on the WS bridge before painting Salmons on the streets.  They look colorful and pretty but good grief where’s the Leadership and priority in this organization. 

    • anonyme November 14, 2022 (5:47 am)

      I completely agree MM, and made a similar comment on a story a week or so ago.  I’m all for public art, but this is absurd.  Our infrastructure is crumbling, yet SDOT thinks it’s OK to paint temporary designs on the street surface.  SDOT seems to be of the mind that paint is a substitute for both planning and enforcement. Maybe they’re using it to cover cracks and potholes?  There’s also way too much crap, much of it directional, being painted on the streets, which is confusing and distracting.  If this were a community project it might be acceptable, but this is a waste of taxpayer funds.

  • Dennis Hinton November 13, 2022 (10:50 am)

    Love it!

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