CLINTON — City of Clinton engineering officials are working to improve the state of traffic signs around town.
City Council members this week approved a resolution that will allow the Engineering Department to apply for Iowa Department of Transportation funding using the entity’s All Town Sign Replacement Grant program. The resolution states that the DOT could provide up to $5,000 for the projects.
The resolution says that the city of Clinton “recognizes the importance of maintaining the regulatory and warning signs on the street system.” The city’s Engineering Department has concluded an in-depth review of the traffic sign needs — needs which warrant the grant application.
According to the application distributed to City Council members, the study revealed four specific intersections deserving of new signage; all four of which are stop signs.
One sign at the intersection of 29th Avenue North and Pershing Boulevard, one at Cleveland Street and 28th Avenue North, one at Fourth Avenue North and North Third Street, and one at 12th Avenue South and South Seventh Street were all listed on Clinton City Engineer Jason Craft’s application.
Upon the application’s acceptance, the approved resolution states that all new signage must be installed within 180 days of their arrival in Clinton, and will be installed in compliance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices of the Federal Highway Administration.
City officials must then certify in writing to the DOT’s Program coordinator within 30 days of installation that the projects have been completed.