FDOT crews busy installing new signs throughout SWFL

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 07:26:18-04

FORT MYERS, Fla-- In recent weeks you may have noticed more FDOT crews on the side of roadways throughout Southwest Florida. The crews are busy installing and replacing signs.

Some of the newest signs to be installed this summer are in Collier County. FDOT said after an increase in wrong way drivers they are now putting up new exit signs.

"They are going to be as bright as we can make them, as noticeable as we can make them so that you know if you’re turning onto the wrong ramp that you have as many, as much notice as possible," said FDOT Spokesperson Zach Burch.

Burch said the new signs will be 25 percent bigger. However, the crews are busy installing signs throughout all of SWFL. In 2016, just in Lee County FDOT crews installed 2,500 signs.

“Even in the days now where every car and cell phone has a GPS, signs are still important either for regulations or for people who are trying to get somewhere and need to confirm that their GPS is taking them to the right spot or to know this is the right turn. People still use them and notice them when they are not there,” said Burch.

Burch wants to remind drivers this summer if you see crews out and about to always use caution near them.