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The town of Digby will update two highway signs

The town of Digby will update two highway signs to comply with the new standards of the department of transportation and infrastructure.
The town of Digby will update two highway signs to comply with the new standards of the department of transportation and infrastructure. - Amanda Doucette

DIGBY, N.S- The town of Digby has to invest in two new signs.

The current signs near the Smith’s Cove exit on highway 101 and near Middle Cross Road no longer meet the standards of the department of Transportation and Infrastructure, said Digby CAO Tom Ossinger.

“If we don’t do this, basically they would take our signs down and put up something else.”

Both signs will cost $1500 each, plus design costs. There is no deadline for the project, but the town has to communicate with TIR to let them know they will be replacing them.

“The current signs have been there for the better part of 30 years,” Ossinger said.

As per the new standards, the new signs need to be brighter and easier to read.

The whole sign doesn’t need to be replaced, just the top layer with the print on it.

Most towns use to have the same signage as Digby, Ossinger said.

There are other areas who need to make the same change as Digby, including Bridgetown, Middleton and Kentville.

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