Missouri highway signs to become fluorescent

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 11:16 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's road signs are expected to get brighter.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to start using fluorescent yellow sheeting to make signs easier to see.

Transportation officials say they hope the brighter hues will help drivers adjust more quickly to changing road conditions.

The brighter signs are to be installed when existing signs are replaced because of age or damage. That means it could take a decade before every sign is fluorescent.

A standard 36-inch warning sign is expected to cost an estimated $12 more than the older type. Last year, MoDOT produced 35,000 warning signs.


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