(KMOV) – New federal guidelines are making street and traffic signs easier to read to reduce accidents, but the federal government is not paying for the changes.
Street name signs that are typed in all capitalized letters will have to be replaced to have only the first letter of each word capitalized and the signs will be more reflective.
Although communities are not required to have their street signs changed for a couple of years, Des Peres is starting to change the signs and adding decorative posts as well.
Des Peres’ city manager says it is using $50,000 saved from a previous project that was under budget to replace the street signs.
The City of St. Louis says it will cost $2 million to change around 18,000 street signs and all communities must have a plan submitted by January describing how they will make changes to their street signs.