New street signs go up in Moss Point

Published 6:39 pm Friday, July 11, 2008

Over the past two months, it’s become easier to navigate the streets of Moss Point.

Since May, new bright blue street signs and other traffic markers, like stop signs, have been popping up across town, replacing signs that were missing or so badly damaged they couldn’t be read.

Wiley Gregory, construction inspector with DCI Engineering, says the repairing or replacing of more than 900 signs, a project fraught with delays over the past two years, should be completed by the end of next week.

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation is paying $91,000 for signs along federally designated streets, also known as FAUS routes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are paying the same amount for other city signs.

The city is paying $72,000 to repair and replace street signs not damaged by Hurricane Katrina, after it found out late last year that 200 of the 600 signs it submitted to FEMA for reimbursement were turned down because the agency determined they had not been damaged by the storm.