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All eight LED signs, intended to alert drivers of traffic problems and public safety issues, are scheduled to be up and running in February, according to the city's Public Works Department. Federal congestion mitigation funds paid the cost: $60,500 per sign, plus money for fiber optic cables, infrastructure and a "state of the art" traffic management system. The PWD said the potential benefits, especially during construction, special events and storms, outweigh the relatively minor aesthetic cost. Residents have concerns about how often the signs will be on and how bright they'll be. They don't want them on all the time, flashing the temperature or how long it will take to reach the beach.
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