Did this past winter take a toll on your community’s traffic signs? Are you starting to notice dented signs and ugly bent poles at every turn?
If you live in the northern half of the county, this is an all-too-common springtime occurrence – leaving dangerous situations on your roads, as well as an eyesore in your neighborhood.
But, there are actions you can take to help your local officials clean up the mess winter left behind. Just follow these four simple steps and help your city replace its damaged or missing traffic signs.
1 - Take a Photo
Nothing gets the attention of someone more than a picture. Take a photo of the sign or signal that is in need of repair and also record the exact location where the repair is needed.
2 - Submit an Inquiry
Most local municipalities have contact forms on their website dedicated for residents to request repairs or report traffic issues. Complete these forms to reach the proper city official that will be able to address your issue. If you feel the damaged or missing sign poses a direct threat to public safety, be sure to make your concerns known.
3 - Provide Suggestions
If this isn’t the first time a plow or winter conditions have damaged a sign or signal at this location, suggest the city upgrade the poles, posts and signs to better endure the elements. This will save everyone time and money from having to revisit the same site every spring.
4 - Follow Up
Response time to repair missing or damaged signs can range from less than a day to up to month, depending on the importance of the traffic sign. If the repair hasn't been addressed within four weeks, send a follow-up email reminding your local officials of the damaged or missing sign.
If your city is in need of high-quality traffic signs, posts and bases, browse through our online store and suggest the replacements you would like to see in your neighborhood this spring.