Street signs in our city need some attention. There are leaning signs, faded signs, over grown signs, and worse of all damaged signs.
The City of Sanford street crew replaces and maintains any sign located on a city maintained street. This includes speed limit signs, stop signs, and street markers. The city crews have done a good job maintaining the signage on city streets.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the state DOT sign crew. Signs on state maintained roads and leaning, twisted, faded, over grown and damaged. Many request have been turned into the state for sign maintenance and repair. Although some request are honored……many go for a great deal of time before action is taken, if at all.
In the first picture above a highway information sign was damaged during an accident on Carthage Street. Although this has been reported to DOT several times, the sign is still on the side of the road almost a year later.
The second picture shows a damaged speed limit sign located on Carbonton Road. When reported to DOT the sign was simply removed, not replaced.
The third sign is an adopt a highway sign and was damaged last week on Wilkins Drive. This sign has been reported and awaiting action.
It makes a person wonder why these signs were there at all if it’s not worth replacing. It also gives the appearance that the city does a poor job of maintaining their signage. This is simply not the case. It is truly the states responsibility.
If you have any sign issue in your neighborhood or onany street located inside the city limits, please call -Street Superintendant Magna Holloway at 919-775-8326 or Steve Brewer at 919-770-9587. State sign of city sign, we’ll be glad contact the proper department for you.