Port Washington's traffic alert and speed signs are about to get an upgrade.
The board of commissioners passed a motion to replace the community's current speed signs and traffic display signs with new ones that are more advanced and effective.
The current signs will be sent to All Traffic Solutions, a Pennsylvania-based provider of traffic safey equipment. The signs will be replaced at no cost, but the company will charge for the enhanced technology.
The new signs should arrive "within the next two to four weeks," Det. Anthony Guzzello said.
The new signs will have web-based apps installed in them to allow police to access them remotely. According to Guzzello, who brought the board's attention to the signs, new features include the ability to check battery life remotely, and enable police to collect data from the signs such as speeding information.
Port Washington will be getting two signs at a cost of $3,000 each, plus a total of $280 for shipping. The signs also come with a two year contract.
An additional speed sign will be ordered at a price of $6,150. The sign has the web-based applications and comes with a two year contract. In total, the project will cost $12,430.
The signs will be paid for by asset forfeiture funds, Assistant Chief James Salerno said.
The board agreed the signs would be a “reasonable upgrade.”