All highway regulatory signs managed by the Geneva Township Highway Department will be replaced with larger and brighter signs this month.
The sign replacement complies with the new Federal Highway Administration manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Crews will be working along the roadside near the places that signs will be replaced or installed. JULIE location services will identify the areas affected to prevent underground utility damage by the installation company Traffic Control Protection.
The summer construction season has arrived. Bridges and roads will be repaired or replaced, the parkway grass and trees will get trimmed, utilities will be installed or improved.
"Skilled crews perform this hard and dangerous work in the sweltering heat or pouring rain without very much protection," said Mark T. Wissing, Geneva Township commissioner of highways. "Remember, the work these dedicated employees are performing is not meant to annoy you, so please be patient."
Geneva Townships asks drivers to practice some simple safety rules as you encounter some of the road workers.
- Turn on your headlights and flashers.
- Do not talk or text on the cell phone.
- Follow the signs but don’t follow other vehicles too closely.
- Slow down, pay close attention, and give the workers a wide berth as you carefully drive by.
SOURCE: Press release from Mark T. Wissing, Geneva Township commissioner of highways