by Terry Rogers
On Friday, March 15, local legislators and City of Milford officials attached a new stop sign between the Milford Museum and the City of Milford Customer Service Office. The sign was one of 400 funded by Representatives Charles Postles and Bryan Shupe as well as Senator Dave Wilson.
“These are critical for the safety of our residents and visitors,” Eric Norenberg, City Manager, said. “Many of our signs had faded and were difficult to see. We learned of this problem when someone called in to report that the stop sign in their neighborhood was so faded you could not see it. We started looking at signs throughout town and found that many of them were in pretty bad shape. This was after our budgeting process, so we didn’t have the funds to replace them all. Our state legislators came through and helped us by paying for 400 signs.”
Sergeant Robert Masten agreed with Norenberg, pointing out that when stop signs are faded, they blend in with the surrounding scenery making it difficult for motorists to see them.
“This is critical for safety,” Mayor Archie Campbell said. “The signs were so faded all through town that people were going right through them. Milford is an up and coming town, a boom town according to many accounts. I am very appreciative of our state legislators for helping us improve the safety in Milford and for our Public Works guys who spend every day trying to create a safer town for visitors and residents.
Norenberg explained that this and other safety initiatives, like the Lights On Milford Strong program, were designed to be a proactive way to improve safety in the City.
“We are trying to identify areas where we can improve safety,” Norenberg said. “Stop signs that have faded are dangerous and could lead to serious accidents. We definitely want to thank our legislators for stepping up and helping us improve the safety of our City.”
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