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Many Cary Residents Still Not Pleased With Message Signs

Posted January 8, 2007 8:08 a.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2007 9:04 a.m. EST

— Cary's dynamic message signs still have not won over area residents.

Many residents complained about the way they originally looked, so town leaders spent $14,000 to make the signs more attractive.

The signs now have hunter green paint and new landscaping at the base, but some people still do not like them.

"To me, it's like putting lipstick on a pig," said resident Brent Miller.

"It's still an eyesore a little bit, but you have got to weigh the good and the bad of these things and this makes it a little better," said resident Rolando Larino.

Town engineers said they have not received any complaints since the signs were spruced up.

Officials said the signs stay blank unless there is relevant safety or traffic information to post.