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Coral Gables removes 100 street signs, may pull more

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Written by on January 22, 2019

Coral Gables removes 100 street signs, may pull more

By Katherine Lewin

Over the past month alone, more than 100 city street signs have been removed from Coral Gables, according to Assistant Public Works Director Jessica Keller. Those signs are part of a longer list that was made before Hurricane Irma as the city and residents continue work to preserve the Mediterranean aesthetic of the affluent city.

Along with the list, the city will also remove or relocate certain signs as concerns are raised either by the city commission or residents, Ms. Keller said.

The public works department is planning to bring a proposal to the commission for another citywide inventory process of potential excess signage or signs that are in unsightly places, such as in front of homes, which residents have complained about profusely. According to Ms. Keller, they will be handling the sign reduction in a more “comprehensive” matter.

This comes after the city commission in October 2018 approved a resolution to pay $45,000 for more speed limit signs and also relocate eight of the new signs that residents didn’t want in front of their homes, though it’s unclear if any of the newer signs are the ones that are now actively being removed.

That change order was in addition to the $149,999.60 contract with A.U.M. Construction Inc. that was approved in February 2018 and used over the summer to install 158 new 25 miles per hour speed limit signs, down from 30 miles per hour, in an effort to slow speeding commuters.

4 Responses to Coral Gables removes 100 street signs, may pull more

  1. rick diaz Reply

    January 24, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Im guessing that does not include the terrible crosswalk signs that sit in the middle of the street. Within the first week that they were put up, because of location, They were immediately run over. Now i see they are trying to put them back up

  2. Brandon Berretta-Paris Reply

    January 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    please remove 100,000 on Biscayne Blvd … such an eye sore. Not to mention they make it near impossible to walk or god forbid you’re in a wheelchair!

  3. Mike Ewald Reply

    January 26, 2019 at 12:48 am

    ………………………

    How reassuring to know that the city beautiful is always on the ball to maintain their motto and improving the “health, safety and welfare” of their citizens.

    ~ As part of that “ongoing effort”, perhaps city leaders can find a way of restoring once grassy city swales on Alminar and Vilabella and Le Jeune Road, as well as adding several trees (and replacing several missing No Parking Anytime signs there) to prevent or even eliminate constant illegal parking so prevalent in the area.

    “As part of an ongoing effort to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Coral Gables.”

  4. Mike Ewald Reply

    January 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    …………………………..
    “Health, safety and welfare”,
    ….”And generally to define, prohibit, abate, suppress, and prevent all things detrimental to the health, morals, comfort, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the city.”
    ~From city hall microfiche files.

    ⬛️

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