Storm Damaged Traffic Signs Replacement Project Approved
Albany, GA (January 8, 2019) – The Mayor and the City Board of Commissioners approved a contract to for the repair, replacement, and installation of damaged traffic signs to Area Wide Protective (AWP) of North Canton, Ohio for an estimated expenditure of $966,713.24.
Hurricane Michael caused severe damage to a substantial number of traffic signs and posts throughout the city. This project pricing is based on the linear footage for posts and the unit pricing for signs based on an estimate of square footage. FEMA will reimburse the city at 75% of the total which is $725,034.93.
Bruce Maples, Managing Director of Engineering & Planning, stated, “The hurricane destroyed or damaged approximately 4,500 city roadway signs and 7,000 sign posts. Hurricane Michael caused the most damage to traffic signs that we have seen in years. Being able to have the contractor focus strictly on the replacement and installation of the damaged street signs and posts is critical to safety and directional information. We need this done sooner than later, so this outside assistance approved today and reimbursed by FEMA is an excellent example of government working as intended to restore damages caused by a declared disaster.”
For more information, please contact Monique Broughton Knight, Public Information Officer at 229.733.2225.