Q: What Do You Do With 900 Tons of Broken Booze Bottles?

A: Landscape.

Broken glass, 900 tons of broken bottles, is the key ingredient for the project alongside the interstate.

“On the surface it may seem like a kooky idea,” said Caltrans spokesman Mark Dinger. “We’re putting it in an elevated area where pedestrians are not allowed.”

The new landscaping is carrying on the new color scheme through the I-5 corridor through downtown Sacramento. Over a clear glass base, backhoes are scooping a green and amber combination, topped off by a special layer of broken blue from Skyy Vodka bottles.

Intriguing… but broken glass makes me nervous no matter where it is.

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