Friday, August 12, 2016

The mark of The Pirate? If so, the orange paint would be applied to the sign itself, not the post.


NAC readers have reported seeing street signs with posts marked in orange, and subsequently, an animated discussion took place at Facebook.

I can't find the minutes, and Bored of Works meetings tend to blend together like a bad, prolonged acid trip, but I recall recently hearing the city engineer Larry Summers explaining an impending street sign replacement project (remember in 2015 when an out-of-town firm was tagging signs?) due to begin soon.

If I'm recalling this correctly, and not just rehashing a dream I had after consuming a fifth of gin and two dozen limes, the object of the sign replacement project is to install new signs rated higher for luminosity and visibility, or some such -- speed limit signs that can be seen more easily by drivers racing past them, and those one-way street signs the mayor keeps telling gullible people like Greg Phipps will be gone very soon, but will not speak about publicly because in New Albany, we don't communicate unless the information is extracted forcibly from the cold, living hands of a time-serving functionary.

Or something like that.

As for the orange swatches on these signs, your conspiracy theories are welcomed, and I promise to use them as part of my Danish asylum request.

3 comments:

Iamhoosier said...

I think it is the sign "improvement" program. If so, if that sign is replaced, you can probably say goodbye to any major 2 way conversion. Why would you pay to replace a sign if it will not be needed in a short time? That's a wasteful use of tax dollars.

Oh, wait! What was I thinking?

Scott Whalen said...

Seems like I've found my weekend entertainment with the kids, shopping for a case of orange paint at lunch tomorrow. Or maybe we should go with silver to cover up the orange?

The New Albanian said...

Awesome.