Just nine months after Atlanta spent 196-thousand dollars to install this rainbow crosswalk, it already needs repairs.

Subcontractor to reimburse city for tearing up rainbow crosswalk section

A subcontractor for AT&T that ripped up part of the rainbow crosswalks will repay the city of Atlanta.

Ansco & Associates, LLC has agreed to repay the city for the cost of fixing the crosswalks, Channel 2 Action News reported. In March, the subcontractor tore up a part of the rainbow crosswalk at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in Midtown for utility work being done for AT&T.

Crews resurfaced part of the intersection a few days later but never repainted the crosswalks, according to city officials. The crosswalks were eventually fixed, at a cost to the city, Channel 2 reported.

The rainbow crosswalks were created by laying and adhering individual multicolored, thermoplastic panels along the road, city officials told the AJC in 2017. 

The city originally installed the crosswalks last summer as a source of pride for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. The crosswalks cost $196,000.

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