New Harmony prepping to replace street signs | News
NEW HARMONY, IN (WFIE)-
New Harmony is looking at a costly project to replace dozens of street signs, something the federal highway department is now requiring.
New Harmony's Street Department tells 14 News they're now working on getting a plan in place to replace all stop signs and street signs in town.
About 100 signs and poles will need to be redone and street superintendent Bobby Grider estimates the cost to be between $15,000 and $20,000, plus labor.
They'll be raising the height of some signs and also adding a reflective material.
Grider says the updates are really meant for safety reasons.
"It's all for liability reasons is basically what it's for. They found that they have more crashes at night. A lot of them are probably rural areas and the signs, they just aren't seeing them at night," Grider said.
This project isn't something that's going to be completed overnight. The street superintendent says they're looking at a three to five year window on getting all of their signs up to code.
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