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By Robert Connors
Associate Editor Report Brings Quick County Response


Last updated 3/25/2019 at 2:34pm

Robert Connors

A report from the public about missing and fallen traffic signs on a county road brought a prompt response from Polk County's traffic engineering department.

After damage caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017 went unrepaired for a year and a half, leaving critical warning signs lying on road shoulders or in trees, reached out to Polk's chief traffic engineer Jay Jarvis. Jarvis oversees a vast road network that includes over 86,000 signs.

It was apparently that there had been a break-down in the long chain of communication between the field employees and management, as county mo...

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