For reasons we’ve never been able to figure out, the city’s transportation services department is far more adroit at putting up signs to alert drivers to construction than getting rid of them after the job is done.
When we add that to other situations where similar construction signs linger beyond their best-before date, it’s apparent that it is a more systemic problem than just the odd one falling through the cracks.
Michael Harendorf emailed to say he’s wondering if the city will ever get around to taking down the temporary construction signs on Leslie St., to the north and south of Finch.
“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised,” he said, referring to our previous columns on the same issue. “Perhaps the city should require the name of the department that is doing the work be prominent on the signs.”
STILL NEEDS FIXING: On Oct. 2 we reported on parking restriction signs that were taken down last July on Wolverleigh Blvd. when utility poles on the street were replaced, creating a ticket trap. We told Pinkerton about it, who said the signs would be replaced. Apparently, it fell through the cracks. A reader sent us a note saying they have yet to be replaced. We reminded Pinkerton about it, who apologized and said he’d take care of it.
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