(KMOV) – It will cost St. Louis City around $8 million to switch street signs that the federal government is requiring communities to change to make the signs more visible.
Street signs will have to change from six inches to nine inches if the posted speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour or more. The font will also have to be changed from all capitalized letters to upper and lower case lettering.
The city has to have a compliance plan in place by January and the work completed by 2018.
St. Louis City has already cut down on street sweeping, road resurfacing and concrete patching to save money for the project.