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Archive for Friday, September 15, 1995

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September 15, 1995

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Because some school-zone signs are hard to see, has the traffic safety commission or city commission considered painting on the pavement before the zone, "School Zone Ahead"?

David Woosley, the city's traffic engineer, said he didn't recall the city ever receiving a formal request for such markings.

Painted markings typically do not do much good, he said, because traffic wears them off. And they're difficult to see in bad weather.

Thermoplastic or tape marking would work better, Woosley said, but also would cost considerably more.

Anyone with a concern about sign visibility, however, should feel free to contact his office at 832-3034.

"If a school zone sign is hard to see, and it is brought to our attention, hopefully we would be able to correct that," he said.

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