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Brand New Signs of the Times

Memo
To: Michigan Department of Transportation
From: A. Puzzled Driver
Subject: Signs and Trees

I see you are replacing signs along I-696 in Farmington Hills and Southfield. Too bad the old signs look like they had another twenty years of life left in them. But that's not why I'm writing.

Is there any particular reason the crews are putting new signs up behind trees and shrubs? See, they're awful shiny, and some of them have that pretty new font that the Federal Highway Administration approved for highway signs. I just thought maybe you'd like to show off the signs since they're so nice. I suppose this might not be as much of an issue once the leaves fall again in six months, although it's worth noting some of these trees are evergreens.

Anyway, just curious. By the way, I'm still getting used to the little curly feet at the bottom of the lower case L's.

[photos forthcoming]

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jjfmi
Apr. 8th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
I can see them putting speed limit signs in hard-to-read locations.... gotta build up that traffic ticket revenue, y'know!

Personally, I don't think there was anything wrong with the old ones, outdated font or not. Since they're spending the money on all the new signage, I guess that means the road repair work must all be done.... right? (Hey, I can ask... I haven't driven on my usual stretch of the Jeffries for almost 3 months...) :-)
songdogmi
Apr. 8th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh sure the road work is done. Especially that stretch of westbound I-696 with all the badly patched potholes just west of Telegraph/Northwestern Highway.

Not.

And I hear the Jeffries mentioned in construction reports on the radio all the time, still.
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