Road signs to be updated with reflective material

4/8/2013
BLADE STAFF
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Sylvania Township’s road signs will be upgraded with reflective material as part of Ohio’s Township Sign Safety Program.

The Blade/Andy Morrison

Sylvania Township’s road signs will be upgraded with reflective material as part of Ohio’s Township Sign Safety Program.
Sylvania Township’s road signs will be upgraded with reflective material as part of Ohio’s Township Sign Safety Program.

Sylvania Township’s road signs will be upgraded with reflective material as part of Ohio’s Township Sign Safety Program.

Sylvania Township received a $24,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to install the signs and upgrade current signs at intersections and curbs. Speed and curb-advisory signs, and stop, yield, and children-playing signs will have reflective material put on the plaque and its post. Outdated signs will be replaced with ones consistent with Ohio’s traffic-control-device requirements. To increase visibility, road signs will be installed according to plaque height and location requirements in relation to street curbs and shoulders.

The total cost is $30,000. Sylvania Township will cover the remaining $6,000.

Sylvania Township Public Works Manager Gregory Huffman said that traffic would not be interrupted by the sign upgrades, which are to begin in June and set to end in September.