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When were signs warning drivers that ‘Bridge freezes before road’ changed?

Ken Little

The full question:

“When, why and at what cost did the highway signs warning drivers that ‘Bridge FREEZES before road’ get changed to ‘Bridge ICES before road’?”

And the answer:

Bridge ices sign

Signs are replaced as they become unserviceable.

“With policies being changed or adopted daily it is not an easy task to offer a date for each sign or bridge location,” said Joseph Chance, N.C. Department of Transportation division engineer.

“However, if any signs are changed in Division Three, it is our policy to replace the sign when the reflectivity of this sign is no longer up to specifications or the sign has been damaged and cannot not be read by motorists.”

The general cost for removal and placement is $150 to $250 per sign, according to sign size and location, Chance said.

That amount takes into consideration factors such as labor, vehicle cost and sign/hardware expense, Chance said.

As for why the wording on the signs was changed, Chance said, “I have asked the sign supervisor about this change and he does not remember changing the verbiage for this sign.”

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One Response to “ When were signs warning drivers that ‘Bridge freezes before road’ changed?”

  1. On November 30, 2011 at 7:28 am Mike wrote:

    Mr. Chance didn’t answer the question. I believe the reader wanted to know when the sign WORDING of ‘freezes’ changed to ‘ices’, not when an individual sign changes (altho that was interesting to know as well).

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