Seattle changing its street signs; old ones for sale
By Sharon Pian Chan
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle is getting all new street signs, Mayor Greg Nickels announced this morning, and the old signs are going on sale.
"The average street sign is now 15 years old," Nickels said at a news conference at Pike Place Market, where he showed off new signs for Pike Place and Pike Street.
"Unlike disco, we find older signs are not making a comeback," he said.
Between now and 2012, the city will put up new signs at the city's 17,000 intersections, using money raised by the Bridging the Gap levy that voters passed last year.
The project will cost $2.5 million to $3.4 million.
Gosh, I am glad the city is dealing with the public nuisance the current signs pose.Posted by octopuswithafez at July 11, 2007 03:10 PM | Email This