At least 75 traffic, stop and street signs have disappeared in the past month in Ridgewood.
The sign replacement project will begin at the city line heading east-bound. There will be lane closures as crews work on the upgrades one mile at a time, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week.
This Queens neighborhood used to have streets named after things seen every day, like a church. Then the Queens grid took over. Now, things are going back to the way they once were, though many never actually spoke of the streets using the numbers.
They’re changing the street signs in the city of Rye to abide by a federal mandate.
The Federal Highway Administration had been requiring all cities to change their street signs to a mix of upper and lower case letters so they’d be easier to read.
Is it a safety issue, or just plain stupid? The federal government is requiring New York City to change the lettering on all of its street signs.