City Contractor Making Progress on Storm Damaged Signs
Albany, GA (May 28, 2019) – On January 8, the Mayor and the City Board of Commissioners approved a contract for the repair, replacement, and installation of City signs damaged in Hurricane Michael to Area Wide Protective (AWP) of North Canton, Ohio for an estimated expenditure of $966,713.24.
Hurricane Michael caused severe damage to a substantial number of traffic signs and posts throughout the city. AWP, since being awarded the contract, has made significant strides in completing this project for the City. Bruce Maples, Managing Director of Engineering & Planning, stated, “The work being performed by the vendor must meet the current specifications for signage. At times, it may appear that duplicate signs are being placed where they are not needed, however; when the contract is complete that will be resolved as they are more than likely, replacing signs that may have been temporarily posted in the aftermath of the Michael.”
The hurricane destroyed or damaged approximately 4,500 city roadway signs and 7,000 sign posts. While AWP is assisting the City, the Georgia Department of Transportation has been prioritizing and addressing signage impacts of the storm on the State Highway System throughout Southwest Georgia.
For more information, please contact the Public Information Officer at 229.733.2225.