Greenville Township to replace old signs through grants

GREENVILLE — Greenville Township has received two grants; one to assist with the removal of trees and the other for signage installation.

The first one is a Community Ambassador Grant for $5,000 from Dayton Power and Light.

The township, according to trustees, will use these funds to assist with the costs of removing dead and diseased trees along the roadway right of ways in the township.

“Removing these trees will help keep our residents and traveling public safer when using our township roads,” they said. “This is a win-win for both D. P. & L. and the township as the right of ways are shared by both entities. Greenville Township Trustees greatly appreciate that the Dayton Power and Light Company has trusted them to put this money to good use in keeping our public land and roads safer.”

The second grant is from the Federal Highway Administration and is being administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. This Federal Signage Upgrade Project has provided Greenville Township with all new traffic signs, posts and hardware.

Over the next few months, the township will be replacing all of the old signs.

Roadway signs in the United States increasingly use symbols rather than words to convey their message. Symbols provide instant communication with roadway users, overcome language barriers, and are becoming standard for traffic control devices throughout the world. Familiarity with symbols on traffic signs is important for every road user in order to maintain the safety and efficiency of transportation facilities.

The sign grant has given Greenville Township the opportunity to help keep the public safe and the upgraded signage is an important part of its public infrastructure. The cost of this upgrade is approximately $29,000.

“Greenville Township greatly appreciates these opportunities from Dayton Power and Light and the Ohio Department of Transportation,” said the trustees.

By Linda Moody

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