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Replacing exit signs helps improve safety

Replacing exit signs helps improve safety


By Don Gammill     

Published: April 5, 2010

If you don’t know, find out. And if that means asking a question, do so. That’s a good way to learn.
Here’s an example of a concern by a reader that got a response from the state agency that oversees our roadways.

The reader asked:

"I thought the state was in a budget crunch. Guess not. They are replacing exit signs and info signs (green ones) on Interstate 40 east. Not only are the signs being replaced, but the posts also are new. I guess this is an ODOT project. Seems to me the expense could have been put off to a much better year.”

So what’s the deal?

David Meuser of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) says the signs "are being replaced with federal funds, derived from fuel taxes paid into the nation’s Highway Trust Fund. Thus, this project does not impact the state budget.”... FULL ARTICLE


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