By Cliff Judy (BUTLER COUNTY, Kan.)
You may have recently noticed Kansas Department of Transportation crews replacing hundreds of what look like perfectly good signs along Highway 254. KDOT tells us they were perfectly good 10 years ago and need to be replaced for safety.
The thousands of highway signs replaced each year in Kansas cost of hundreds of dollars each. Eyewitness News continues to look into projects around the state, how much they cost, and how they affect you.
Right now, Kansas Department of Transportation crews are replacing more than 1,000 highway signs in Sedgwick, Butler, and Harvey Counties.
The state has nearly $1.4 million a year to spend on sign replacement, but all of that money is from federal safety funds.
The reflective sheen on the signs wear off after about 10 years, making them hard to see at night. Workers at the KDOT office in El Dorado say they've received complaints about the old signs in the past.