From stop signs to speed limit and road work signs, drivers utilize and pass road signs every day.
Harrison County has about 800 miles of roads with nearly 2,000 road signs and maintaining them comes with a hefty price.
That’s why the Harrison County Road Department, along with the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, has purchased a new trafficjet printer.
Harrison County Public Information Officer Jeff Clark says the printer will not only help the county in quicker sign production, but will help taxpayers in the long run. “The Harrison County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of this printer because they want our road department to have the most state-of-the-art equipment possible, but this printer will not only help increase productivity with the road department, it will also save the taxpayers money.”
Officials says vandalism is a common issue among their road signs, as they see anything from theft to people shooting and spray painting them.
Now, with the new printer, they’ll be able to print a new sign in about five to ten minutes and immediately put it back in place.
The old signs would last about 10 to 15 years, but the new printer will help the new signs last 20 years or longer.