For Immediate Release
Stop Sign Replacement Begins This Week
On Wednesday, June 30, the Traffic Engineering Division of Public Works will begin the Stop Sign Replacement Program, which involves the replacement of approximately 4,500 stop signs on City-maintained streets.
In December 2009, the Federal Highway Administration revised the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and added minimum reflectivity requirements for all traffic signs. The compliance date for regulatory and warning signs is January 2015. To meet the new federal requirements, the City will reuse the aluminum on the existing stop signs by recovering them with high-intensity faces that have an expected life of 10 years.
The approximate cost of the project is $45,000. The funding for the program comes from the Metro/Safety Signs and Markings portion of the 2007-2010 ¼-Cent Sales Tax for Capital Improvements. The estimated completion date is December 2010.
For more information, contact: Public Works – Traffic Engineering, (417) 864-1980.