Traffic would be a mess without all the road signs to guide drivers, but have you ever pondered the process behind those signs? We got a look at the Maricopa County Department of Transportation sign shop to see how all these signs are made.
MCDOT has about 68,000 signs in their inventory and they create around 18,000 new signs every year, which are either brand new or replacement signs.
Sign techs are assigned to certain geographical areas to look for signs that are in bad shape and need to be replaced. They then bring them back to the shop and repair them if possible, or recycle and create a new sign.
If you see a sign that looks like it needs to be fixed or replaced, you can call the Roadway Hazard Hotline at 602-506-6063.
Even if it’s not a sign in MCDOT jurisdiction, they can forward the report to the appropriate agency.