Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Georgia does without stimulus signs because they cost too much


This is just stupid. I can go to any local Fast Signs and have one of those magnetic ones whipped up for under $100 and just keep reusing it. How the hell does a sign end up costing this kind of money?

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Georgia will stop posting signs along highway construction projects funded by economic stimulus funds, because the signs cost too much money, officials said.

The signs were first considered a nice indication that stimulus funds were putting Georgians to work but they became a target for ridicule and criticism once it was determined that they cost $1,200 apiece, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Six states have decided to forgo the signs, despite the encouragement of the Federal Highway Administration, the Times said.

New York dropped the sign idea this summer when some contractors quoted prices above $4,000 for some of the larger signs.

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