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2000 Media Release

CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
February 15, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Rick Haden, Street and Traffic Operations, 441-6807

Mayor Announces Program To Replace Street Name Signs

Mayor Don Wesely today announced the "Adopt-a-Sign" program that will allow neighborhoods to donate funds to replace street name signs. The city is replacing street name signs in 25 to 30 percent of the city's residential areas, but funds have not been budgeted for sign replacement in most neighborhoods.

"Neighborhoods have contacted us wanting their signs replaced, but in about 75 percent of the cases, the money is not there," Wesely said. "The Public Works and Utilities Department researched the issue and developed a program that will allow these neighborhoods to fund the improvements themselves."

Rick Haden, Operations and Maintenance Manager in the Public Works and Utilities Department said the city's cost to make individual street signs is higher than the cost when thousands of signs are bid and ordered from a private sign company. Haden said a donation of about $150 per intersection will cover the cost of replacing street name signs. Neighborhoods interested in the Adopt-a-Sign program can contact the Public Works and Utilities Department.


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