Rushville will be required to spend little of its own money to replace more than 500 traffic control signs.
Mayor Scott Thompson said the county engineer has worked with the city on a grant application for nearly two years and the effort has finally paid off. The grant will cover 90% of the cost of replacing the signs and sign posts.
“It would have been virtually impossible for us to come up with the funds to do this on our own,” Thompson said. “Now we have the opportunity to do this, be compliant, and really for the cost of labor we're getting free signage.”
Thompson said the city will get new stop, yield, school crossing, and other signs. He said the new signs will be easier to see and read.
“There are some cases where some of our (current) signs are completely washed out,” Thompson said.
He expects the work to begin in early Spring.
On another issue, Thompson said the renovation of the downtown square is 95% complete. He said a ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26).