We are close to executing on the street sign replacement project discussed in the fall. We are currently working to finalize the design of the signs. The goal is to start the project within the next few weeks.
We have selected Metro Signs for this project. Metro Signs is a local company, based in Lexington, that specializes in custom sign design, manufacturing, and installation. They’ve been in this business since 1969. We feel their 48 years in business is a strong indication of their commitment to doing quality work.
Once the details are finalized, Metro Signs should immediately start the process of securing the materials, manufacturing the posts and signs, and installing. This will be done in an iterative manner with the first batch of signs being installed in about three to four weeks after the manufacturing work starts. Beyond that, new signs will go up about every two weeks.
The new signs and posts will be made of aluminum. The paint will be sprayed on and a clear coat of polyurethane applied over the top to provide a deep sheen and protective layer. Metro Signs indicates the finishing process is similar to automotive painting and we should expect the finish to last approximately 15 years before needing repainting.
Metro Signs has provided reference communities with signs and posts made of materials similar to what they propose for our community. Some of the reference communities have signs that have been in place for 12 or more years. We have visited a few of the reference sites and inspected the signs and posts to ensure the product is high quality and meet the durability claim.
This project will cost the association $20,206.95 and be funded through a combination of capital reserves and operating funds. While this is more than what we paid in the last sign project, we feel the new signs and posts will look fantastic and improve the look and value of our community.