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Erie County Upgrades Traffic Signs at Clarence Intersections
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Erie County Upgrades Traffic Signs at Clarence Intersections

A Statement Released by the Office of the Erie County Executive

New signs address recent safety concerns and satisfy new federal mandates

After an extensive review of the intersection at County and Strickler roads in Clarence, Erie County Public Works Commissioner Jerry Sentz has directed that the traffic signage at that intersection be upgraded. 

This decision is based on an assessment of recent accident reports, the accident history at this location, and discussion with investigating officers. Larger stop signs have been installed at the intersection and auxiliary stop signs have been installed on the left.

In addition to this upgrade, crews are also upgrading signage at County and Salt roads today. The changes at County /Stricker and County/Salt are in line with new Federal Highway Administration mandates upgrading all road and traffic signage across the nation to increase reflectivity and readability over the next several years. Erie County has a systematic replacement plan to comply with the federal mandate deadline, and the plan is current running on schedule.

Upgrading the signage at County and Strickler roads is consistent with the County’s plan, but was prioritized due to the recent accident record at this intersection.“As we continue to upgrade traffic signs across Erie County, we encourage drivers to remain attentive while operating their vehicles,” said Jerry Sentz, Erie County’s Commissioner of Public Works. “Following road markings, sign directions and keeping to the speed limit will drastically reduce the amount of car crashes and ultimately save lives.”

 

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