By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 3, 2017) –
To meet Federal Highway Administration requirements, the Mount Pleasant Transportation and Public Services departments have partnered in a joint street sign replacement program slated to begin in April. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years, or roughly 1,500 signs per year.
“We have developed a program to actively replace and manage street signs to comply with FHWA’s regulations,” said Transportation Director Brad Morrison. “We will replace town-owned street signs and inventory the location of replacement signs. This will allow us to develop a more comprehensive asset management database and anticipate future needs.”
The Street Sign Replacement Program will include all street signs within the Town, with the exclusion of private roads and sideways. Existing signs will be removed if they are considered redundant or do not meet standards. Additional signs may be added where deemed applicable.
“We have divided the Town into zones and plan to complete Area 1 by May 1,” said Project Manager and Traffic Engineer James Aton. “The neighborhoods will include East Ridge, Harbor Watch, Heron Place, Sandpiper Point, Remley’s Point/Scanlonville, River Watch, River Reach, On The Harbor, Runaway Bay, Molasses Creek and Hobcaw.”
All signs will be installed on a standard u-channel post unless otherwise requested by the neighborhood. If decorative posts are requested, they must be breakaway and approved by the Town via an encroachment permit. All costs associated with decorative posts, including procurement and installation, will be the responsibility of the requesting neighborhood. Regardless of sign post selection, the Town will provide all street signs and identify all sign locations.
For more information about the Street Sign Replacement Program, visit the Document Library
. For additional information about the Capital Improvement Program, visit our CIP website at http://www.tompsc.com