To get anywhere of late, it seems, you have to travel along a lot of Blank Streets and Unreadable Roads, a consequence of thousands of street signs throughout the state fading away to obsolescence.
A DOT inventory found some 11,000 signs statewide that need to be re-placed, at a cost of about $6 million, Phalon said. The work is already under way and all of the signs in Monmouth and Ocean counties will be replaced by Memorial Day, she said.
That's sure to come as welcome news to many in the area who depend on the signs to get around, especially while they're driving in unfamiliar territory.
After this, we can no longer blame street signs if we're late, and must continue to blame MapQuest instead.