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Why MDOT is replacing 'perfectly good signs'

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MICHIGAN, (WNEM) -

Daylight savings time ends this weekend and that means days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer.

It’s why the Michigan Department of Transportation said it’s critical for drivers to see road signs.

MDOT reports how signs appear at night, which is when the majority of fatal crashes happen, is why they’re replacing “perfectly good signs.”

"A sign that may look 'perfectly good' during the day isn’t always visible at night, and that's a safety concern," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Time, weather, and other factors degrade our road signs over the years, which is why we replace them every 15 to 20 years."

The program is 100 percent federally funded, according to MDOT.

A video and fact sheet explains more

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