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February 7, 2014

Cities and towns looking at sign replacement

Project could cost $1.2 million

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Bridges said if communities decide not to participate in the program they will not be able to afford the cost of replacing the speed limit, stop, yield and other regulatory signs.

“There are economies of scale by doing this together,” he said.

Bridges said COG will award single contracts for the environmental, design, right-of-way certification and coordination at an estimated $91,500.

The intention is to hire one contractor to replace all of the signs in the county. Construction is scheduled to start June 1, 2015 and to replace 1,000 signs per month.

Bridges said the total cost for the replacement of each sign is $146.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

Regulatory signs need to be replaced in local cities and towns to comply with new federal reflectivity standards. The Madison County Council of Government intends to complete the project by Feb. 1, 2016. Listed is the name of the taxing unit, total number of signs, signs needing replacement, total cost and local share. Alexandria - 900, 792, $116,080, $11,608 Anderson - 6,442, 3,930, $576,003, $57,600 Chesterfield - 250, 235, $34,443, $3,444 Daleville - 236, 217, $31,805, $3,180 Edgewood - 241, 188, $27,554, $2,755 Elwood - 1,477, 1,078, $157,998, $15,800 Fortville - 393, 188, $27,544, $2,755 Frankton - 390, 300, $43,970, $4,397 Ingalls - 372, 112, $16,415, $1,641 Lapel - 352, 299, $43,823, $4,382 Markleville - 59, 45, $6,595, $660 Orestes - 62, 59, $8,647, $865 Pendleton - 604, 387, $56,721, $5,672 Summitville - 206, 163, $23,890, $2,389

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