Wednesday, January 18, 2012

District street signs are changing

New street sign with lower-case letters

Mike Debonis of the Washington Post reports that street signs in the District are changing.

Thanks to a federal mandate, all street signs have to be changed from all capital letters to a mix of capital and lowercase letters by the end of 2018. 

Cities have complained because of the incredible cost, but the federal government maintains the new signs are easier to read from a distance.

They also include the suffix on the numbers - for example, it says "14th Street" not "14 Street" and "3rd Street" instead of "3 Street."

Old street sign with all capital letters

Some street signs, of course, will never change:

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