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MDOT replaces aging road signs along US 45

 

July 27, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

MDOT is replacing numerous signs along US 45 south of Bruce Crossing. MDOT workers Kevin Mondo (in the bucket) and Billy Grabbitt installed a new sign marking Amber Lake Road and Himanka Hill Road Thursday afternoon.

By JEAN NORDINE

jnordine@yourdailyglobe.com

BRUCE CROSSING - A number of new road signs were installed along U.S. 45 south of Bruce Crossing Thursday.

Although the old signs are still readable, MDOT says that while a sign may be very visible during the day, they lose their ability over time to reflect light back to drivers' eyes, making them less visible when the information they contain is most crucial.

According to State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudie, "Time, weather, and other factors degrade our road signs over the years, which is why we replace them every 15 to 20 years".

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