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Bloomington Expected To Keep Grant Funding For Road Signs

The Bloomington City Council decided in August to lower the speed limit on neighborhood roads since a federal mandate required signs to be replaced.

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The federal government is no longer forcing municipalities to replace aging road signs.

The Federal Government recently rescinded a law mandating road and highway sign visibility. The law would have forced cities and towns across the country to replace many of their aging signs with larger, brighter ones.

Bloomington’s City Council decided in August to lower the speed limit on most neighborhood roads, since most of the signs would have to be replaced anyway.

According to Bloomington Director of Public Works Susie Johnson, despite the changing regulations, the city is still going to replace the speed limit signs with new ones.

The signs are expected to cost close to a million dollars. $600,000 will come from the city’s general fund, and $180,000 is still expected to come from public grant funding.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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