State to Replace Aging Highway Signs

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Highway department is preparing to replace aging highway signs along Interstates 30 and 40.

The signs are generally replaced or refurbished every ten years, when the reflective coating wears out.  More than 300 signs on Interstate 30 between Miller and Saline counties are to be replaced starting in July at a cost of $573,000.  The project is expected to take six months.

Also this summer, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is to start the process for putting up fresh signs on Interstate 40 between Fort Smith and Memphis.

The signs are replaced after they become more difficult to see from normal distances at highway speeds.

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