Street signs a blur, old-timer? Help's on the way

  • Article by: MARY JANE SMETANKA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2012 - 9:18 PM

New rules require cities to make sure signs are as visible at night as during day.

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GHammerJan. 26, 12 9:53 PM

I can see why it might be expensive to install a new pole along with a stop sign, but how expensive can it be to replace an existing sign? It shouldn't be harder than removing and then attaching two bolts.

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TimothyBlumJan. 26, 1210:00 PM

How about keeping brush cut back?

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dougdodgeJan. 26, 1210:10 PM

This is a ridiculous waste of money. Reminds me of the amount of revenue used to replace the MSP signage a couple years ago, only on a much larger scale. Let's concentrate on the crumbling infrastructure, NOT "outdated" street signs!

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jtriceJan. 26, 1210:17 PM

This is good news for 3M and its shareholders. 3M makes all the reflective film.

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rodentraiserJan. 26, 1210:53 PM

Personally, I'd be happy if businesses and residences were made to put up their street numbers so THEY'D be readable. I wonder how much I would have saved in gas right now by not having to drive around and around looking for an address. Of course, lines on the road would be nice, too. *sighs*

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ChasmannJan. 26, 1210:54 PM

3 to 400 a sign to install, on an existing post??? Where do I sign up!! No pun intended. Must be some sort of a government agency running this.

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sachmnJan. 26, 1211:04 PM

It seems like a waste until one actually thinks about it for about a half-second. It's a safety issue; people die running stop signs. It does seem like it would be cheaper to replace them with newer signs that are already made and sitting in storage though.

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justapertonJan. 26, 1211:10 PM

Um, maybe instead of testing the signs we should test the drivers!

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sdilorenzoJan. 26, 1211:31 PM

Old people are bad drivers to begin with....we really need to waste this much money on making big reflective signs MORE visible? Really? Love the "technical" methods to measure whether a sign needs replacement....yeah two guys go driving and have to determine if it needs to be replaced. i'm sorry...if ur within even 200 ft of a stop sign and can't see it, you probably shouldn't be driving. Ugh.

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irvine93Jan. 26, 1211:32 PM

Not only street signs. There are signs with a diagonal slash - no parking, no right turn, etc, that are completely faded.

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