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Illuminated signs offered to Waynesboro

August 09, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- New signs coming to the Borough of Waynesboro would light up the night somewhat to help motorists unfamiliar with the town find their way.

APX Enclosures, of Mercersburg, Pa., offered to donate 16 street signs with lighting designed to illuminate the road name. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said the details are still being worked out with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT will either need to approve the signs under a pilot program, which would require significant paperwork, or it can accept APX as a vendor approved by the agency, Grubbs said.

"They can make sure what we're getting has approved materials," he said of PennDOT's vendor list.

APX's signs would feature white, illuminated letters and borders on green backgrounds, Grubbs said.

The borough would use the signs at Main Street intersections, with special attention paid to roads on which non-resident drivers might be entering town. Grubbs said borough officials hope the signs can help those people when it is dark.

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The signs would be distributed at intersections as follows -- three at Grant Street, three at Potomac Street, three at Church Street, two at Broad Street, three at Clayton Avenue and two at Roadside Avenue.

Grubbs said Waynesboro native Andy Papoutsis from APX Enclosures wanted to make the donation. The signs' placement not only benefits the borough, but also the visibility of Papoutsis' company, he said.

"It gets their product out there where people can see it," Grubbs said.

The illuminated signs are the same size as any other street identification sign, and installation will require some electrical work, according to Grubbs.

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