Thursday, June 23, 2011
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - The federal government has mandated that by the year 2018, all cities will need to have their street measure up to some new federal standards. The standards aimed at making them easier to read, especially at night. But getting that done in Corpus Christi will likely mean changing-out nearly every street sign we have.
Most of the current signs, while easily visible during the day, don't meet the new guidelines. They are not reflective and can be hard to read at night. Most cities across the country by the way are in the same boat.
Our city is said to be nearly finished with a required inventory of all 36-thousand street signs. That inventory reportedly cost the city about 40-thousand dollars, replacing all the signs would no-doubt cost a lot more. Again, the deadline is 2018. Right now, many cities are lobbying to push that date back.