Police Now Patrolling Centralia, PA

Graffiti Highway Centralia PA
Detail of an image showing the Graffiti Highway in Centralia, PA. Credit: Flickr/kjarrett

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11 Responses

  1. Mickey says:

    Went today. Graffiti highway was super cool.

    • Melanie says:

      how did u get to it if it is being patroled? curious cuz i soo wanna go there, Just because of the history

      • Jim says:

        They’re not going to be patrolling it very often, too much money. Probably only now and then someone will swing by and have a look for trespassers. I would assume on warm weekends when they would expect people to be there.

  2. Matt says:

    10 years ago I drove by this and there were big cracks in the road and no graffiti. This weekend I ventured back to show my girlfriend and the road was entirely covered and cracks were gone (where did they go?). We thought it was kinda cool and spent time reading things. While there, we went to pioneer tunnel tours and hit up a local brewery. Instead of the state wanting to stop this, they should embrace it as its worthless and its bringing in tourism to an area that needs it.

  3. Rose Stoesz says:

    Poor Centralia, I feel bad for its citizens, wish they were still able to live there, wishful thinking and the mine was fine and not a danger, God bless you all, you have lost a nice town🙏🏻

  4. Lisa Neil says:

    Yes, Matt, we agree, we went a number of years ago and then went again the beginning of this month. Graffiti Road has been resurfaced… Would LOVE to know… “where did they go?” along with why and when were they fixed and by whom?

  5. Ri harx says:

    No body knows me and i dont no anybody from Centralia I went and saw graffiti highway just want to say I feel your pain. Ever since I’ve been thinking about your town ,talking to people about it. Told.them what these

  6. Chris Ries says:

    What part was repaved? I was just there on September 1st, 2017 and it was all grafitti and there were big cracks about halfway back… I have pictures!
    Why would the government waste money to repave a road no longer in use?!

  7. Jeremy says:

    I just got home from visiting centralia today, for the second time in a week. Grafitti road is still there, it is not heavily patrolled, matter of fact, i didn’t see a single officer, and it was easy to get to. It has not been repaved, and the cracks are still there, you just have to walk a little ways down to see it. I went to this haunting, sad town to take only pictures, and leave only footprints. there are many things to explore there, but from what i gather, as long as you are careful, and respectful, there is nothing to worry about. I am younger, and started researching centralia since i was in my teens. these two trips were very important to me, because i got to fulfill a longtime dream. but when i saw the town, two things hit me, curiousity, and sadness. it’s an absolute tragedy what happened to this town, but it’s even worse what continues to happen. people are leaving garbage, and profanity everywhere. this place needs to be treated better, and im glad i saw the documentary with john lokitus before i went, because it really helped me to feel what he felt. i can only imagine what this place was like before.

  8. patrick says:

    fire burning at one spot not like it was 10 years ago

  9. Adam J Tereska says:

    I have been to Centralia many times. I still learn something new every time.

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