This is getting to be a bit expensive for me. I spent four hours Saturday morning sweeping the entire lengths of I-15, I-215 (east and west)and SR 201 to Magna. I must have taken down 50-60 of all kinds. "Best Buy Carpet" was the worst offender. Thanks for the help I know some of you had with that.
But between lost income for those four hours and gas, this running around is costly. We need to find a way to get to the source of these street spams instead of trailing behind them.
#1. "RE: A little too much!!" In response to Reply # 0
How many miles does that removal go?
Also what jurisdictions are you covering?
Someone on this forum knows numbers to Hwy. Depts for clean-up. Call some of them and find out if their proactive.
I'd go their to the office and show them what you have removed. Some Dept. of Hwys. might be document removal to build a case against the spammers. You might be taking some of their workload. They might remove if notified.
#2. "RE: A little too much!!" In response to Reply # 1
UDOT has a number to call, you can, on some roads at major intersections, see a small orange sticker on some of the light poles that have taht phone number and the code citation, and you can call that number about the spam.
I saw one of these UDOT stickers at 62nd South/56th West, and some on 400 South near the Smiths Marketplace. That might get some results also.
Only works for state/US/Interstate highways. But most of the major roads on the Wasatch Front are state highways anyway, so that covers most of them.
#4. "RE: A little too much!!" In response to Reply # 3
Picked off three myself and can tell you of another if anyone is in the area.
1. 'Lovely homes for sale'. Picked this one off up by 54th and Redwood, by the Mexican restaurant.
2. Mattresses. Got this by the convenience store, SW corner of Redwood and 35th.
3. Paper 'Real Estate Investing, across from KSL nad BYU-Salt Lake Center/LDSBC. Phone number on that is 866-443-7464, website undlear, could not get the thing properly, may be nouveauriche.com, out of Scottsdale, they claim to be a university, but the site might be different so it is unclear if this is the right website or not.
There's another big one southbound catty corner to the Cultural Celebration Center. Probably just before the light going southbound, which would put it across the road from that.
#5. "RE: A little too much!!" In response to Reply # 4
I know the feeling. I used to make regular weekend spam runs, but it just got too expensive, especially since my vehicle gets a whopping 12 mpg.
So now, I make an effort to vary my route to and from work every day, so I hit a lot of surface streets on the east side, but don't hit the freeway ramps as much as you do.
That said, if you have a particular spam challenge one night, feel free to email or call me and I'll be glad to divvy up the chore -- perhaps you hit I-15 exits north of the 4500 S. exit, and I'll hit those to the south. I don't mind a late night call Friday or Saturday on my cell. You know how to reach me.
#6. "RE: A little too much!!" In response to Reply # 5
35th South still proves to be an intermittent problem as well.
Just picked off three 'Homes for sale/Zero down' etc. on 35th South at 56th West. Taht despite the little orange stickers telling people the code and the UDOT phone number on the traffic light poles just feet away.
The entire intersection is a crossroads for two state highways, U-171 (35th South) and U-172 (56th West. In fact, there was a repair crew working on a traffic light there today, unable to tell if it was a UDOT crew or city crew from West Valley or not.