Route 128 between Westford and Fairfax yes, that is a seven-foot-tall sculpture of a raised middle finger, carved from a 700-pound block of pine and perched atop a 16-foot pole on the property of Ted Pelkey.
Oh, and it’s lit up at night.
Pelkey erected the provocative sculpture on Friday in protest of a long-running dispute with the town of Westford. The town’s Development Review Board denied Pelkey a permit for an 8,000-square-foot garage he wants to build on his 11-acre property. He spent $4,000 on the middle finger sculpture, carved in Vermont by an artisan he declined to name.