Photo 1: Road & Bridge staff member Carlos Medina makes a stop sign in Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s sign shop.
Photo 2: Harris County Precinct 4 sign shop employees keep supplies in stock and buy in bulk to save taxpayer dollars.
Harris County Precinct 4 helps keep motorists safe by making sure traffic signs and street markers are highly visible.
Every day, Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Road & Bridge Department make signs in-house for Precinct 4 road projects, parks, community centers and even the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. While made from highly reflective material bonded to metal, signs generally need to be replaced every 7-12 years as they age and lose their reflective ability, posing a danger to motorists.
On average, Precinct 4 replaces 150-200 stop signs and 20-25 speed limit signs quarterly as signs age or are stolen, vandalized or damaged. The most popularly requested signs in Precinct 4 are street markers with up to 20 signs made per week.