WILLISTON – Vermont State Police are asking for information from the public after an anonymous group of protesters has installed signs opposing the state’s many ongoing road construction projects. The signs are believed to be the work of one group of individuals, despite the wide range of placement locations.
“I understand that people are frustrated with the roads and the construction,” said one officer who spoke under condition of anonymity. “We’re frustrated too. We’re all stuck in the same traffic. But it’s either that, or let the roads deteriorate to the point where they are no longer usable. We tried that on Route 11, and nobody was happy with that either. So let the crews do their work in peace. Please.”
The signs in question read “END ROAD WORK,” and can be found at the boundaries of almost every road construction project in the state. If you have any information on who might have put these signs up, please contact the Vermont State Police.
I’ve noticed signs in California that are similar, but protest the highways in general. They read “End Freeway.” I’ve noticed that they tend to be paired with signs that dedicate the road to the former Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin.