NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a part of New York City where if you got dropped off, you might have no idea where you are.
As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Friday, that’s because dozens of street signs in the Bronx are either too faded to read or just plain missing.
Residents in the Bronxdale, Morris Park, and Van Nest sections of the Bronx complain some of their street signs have faded with age or they’re missing all together.
The letters are faint in daylight and impossible to read at night.
Robert Salese said customers have trouble finding the restaurant where he works. The Bronxdale Avenue sign on the corner is faded and the Morris Park sign is gone.
“I’ve had calls to ask where we located. If I tell them Morris Park and Bronxdale they’re driving by, they don’t even see Morris Park. They’re not going to know where they are,” he said.
Jeremy Warneke, of Community Board 11, has answered dozens of complaints. He said he’s working on a fix with the Department of Transportation.
“I have friends too, I have family they want to come and visit me. They get lost. It’s a problem,” he said.
The Department of Transportation has replaced many of the damaged or missing signs.
In December, 311 responded to a complaint saying “a district-wide survey is underway to replace all damaged and missing street name signs in 2014.”
Residents say the repairs can’t come soon enough.
The DOT said it expects the repairs and replacements will be completed in the near future.
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