Historic Street Signs Spared from DPW Inventory
The town will work with World Tech Engineering on the town-wide Traffic Sign Inventory Program.
DPW commissioner Andy Pappastergion told the Board of Selectmen that the Town-wide Traffic Sign Inventory Program would not include the historic aluminum street signs in Brookline.
The town voted on a $77,980 contract to conduct an inventory of street signs with the Woburn-based World Tech Engineers.
This contract is essential in order to meet the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration. The inventory includes collection of 26 different data points for all street signs installed in Brookline.
“This contract is going to inventory all of the signs on the public way,” Pappastergion said. “Phase two of this will meet the requirements for retro-reflectivity attribute, size, material and the like. It should be noted that the only signs that we’re going to check for compliance will be regulatory signs under this contract.”
“I appreciate the effort that’s gone into coming up with an agreeable solution, and I am very optimistic that having this database is going to help us overall,” Chairwoman Betsy DeWitt said. “Once we figure out exactly how the historic signs will be identified, all the rest of it strikes me as a very constructive step.”