Road signs in Wisconsin are feeling some pain this time of year.
The state Department of Transportation says up to 4,000 of the signs informing drivers about everything from speed limits to driving distances get taken out each year after getting hit by cars. DOT signing engineer Matt Rauch says there’s a definite increase in the number that are destroyed around this time of year, due to the slippery conditions caused by snow and ice out on the roads.
Drivers who hit the signs often have to foot the bill for replacing them. Rauch says prices can vary widely, ranging from about $25 to replace a speed limit sign, up to almost $10,000 for the larger interstate signs that can show travel distances or direct drivers to their destination.
John Colbert, WIBA