According to the office of Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, the town received over $1.2 million to upgrade and replace signs throughout town that are listed as a Federal-Aid Urban System roadway. Brookhaven will cover the remaining 20 percent required for the project.
“This project will make our roads safer for motorists by making signs more visible through higher reflectivity," Losquadro said. "Break away rails will also be installed. If a motorist were to strike a sign with these rails attached, the rails would simply disconnect from the post. This would cause less damage to the car, thus making it less likely for people inside the car to be injured.”The scope of the project also includes an electronic inventory of signs as well as a database of sign locations that Losquadro said will be "a useful tool to track compliance with current standards."
So far, signage on over 15 streets has been improved, and Losquadro said the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.