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Stolen sign endangers workers

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Mill work, paving and striping of the streets in Greencastle has been going on, but the safety of the workers has now come into question.

On Tuesday, Greencastle City Street Dept. Street Commissioner told the BannerGraphic a safety sign was stolen. He said the sign was taken in front of 103 North Arlington Street.

Wilson said the 3 feet by 3 feet sign is bright orange with a metal frame and black lettering spelling, "slow, slow, slow."

He said the sign is imperative to the safety of the street crew.

"It really involves our safety," Wilson said. "It's pretty important when it comes to our work zone safety."

Wilson said he noticed the sign was missing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"It's too bad," he said. "The guys are working really hard to get the streets back up to standard. It's puts us in harm's way."

He said the stand for the sign is still in place without the sign, and added the sign cost approximately $140.

Wilson said it's important the sign be returned.

"All we need is for it to be returned," he said. "They are just very hard to replace this time of year. Something like this happens and it really causes us problems.

Wilson said his crew have been striping streets in the area.

The striping of the streets is just one of several projects currently taking place.

Wabash Valley Asphalt was scheduled to start mill work and paving on Tuesday in the area around the square. Paving was to commence on Thursday as all vehicles need to be off the square. The area involves North Indiana from Washington Street to Franklin Street and Franklin Street from North Jackson Street to North Indiana Street.

On June 12, West Liberty Street from North Jackson Street to Gillespie will be closed to traffic for a few days as well and on June 16, South Indiana Street from Seminary Street to Berry Street will be paved.

In addition, a short section on Indiana Street from Seminary Street, south approximately 228 feet, will be paved on either Thursday or Friday. Wilson said anyone with information regarding the sign should contact him or the Greencastle Street Dept. at 653-3391.

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