Signs, signs, everywhere signs!

An example of a “regulatory sign.”

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have had a busy year.  The first part of the year was spent installing signs, guardrail and crash cushions and now they are busy restriping our roads all across the city.  Once summer turns into fall and the wet weather, crews will switch back to work that can be done in any weather – like installing new signs!

Thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) program, SDOT crews are installing thousands of new signs all across the city.  Since the BTG program began in 2007, more than 38,000 regulatory signs have been installed.  In addition, more than 6,700 intersections have received new, larger and easier to read street name signs.  In 2012 alone, 2,000 regulatory signs will go up and more than 1,500 intersections will see their old, faded street name signs replaced. 

All these new signs make it easier for everyone to navigate the city – especially the new street name signs – something we are all very thankful for!

As noted in a previous blog post, various old street name signs – named and numbered – are available to the public through the City of Seattle Fleets and Facilities surplus warehouse.   An updated list of available signs , which range in price from $5 – 15, has been posted online.  Please contact the warehouse directly if you are interested in purchasing a sign. 

Please visit the Bridging the Gap web page for additional information about the program.