- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois says red street signs with the Illinois State University logo must come down in Normal.

The Pantagraph reports (https://bit.ly/1lFjpSX ) that the Illinois Department of Transportation says the signs violate Federal Highway Administration rules that say streets signs must have green backgrounds. The red signs have the ISU Redbird logo and hang along Main Street, a state highway that IDOT governs.

IDOT spokeswoman Paris Ervin says the color red is reserved for critical regulatory signs, like stop signs. Normal City Manager Mark Peters says the signs will be taken down soon and replaced with standard signs. The signs are at seven major intersections. Other red ISU street signs at intersections along residential streets near the campus won’t have to be removed because they aren’t on state property.


Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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