The City of New Albany has qualified through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Improvement Program for a safety project that will soon begin removing and replacing approximately 1575 sign and sign posts at locations throughout the city. New federal safety requirements state that signs must meet certain retro-reflectivity standards, and this project will bring these 1575 regulatory and warning signs into compliance with those standards.
Since this project qualified for state safety funds through the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the state will cover 90% of the $249,700 in improvements. Through the bid process, INDOT has selected Michiana Contracting of Plymouth, Indiana as the contractor for the project. Work is to begin in March with a scheduled completion date of October 31st.
“I’m glad that the state has recognized the importance of this safety project, and how it will improve visibility and clarity on our roadway regulatory and warning signs,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.