Taxpayer savings: Cities no longer replacing street signs

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- KEPR learned the Tri-Cities avoided a law that would've been a drain to your tax dollars.

Back in 2010, The Federal Highway Administration required every city in the country to replace street signs with mixed case lettering, not all-caps.

Towns were given five years to make the changes.

Each one of our local cities protested the law saying it would be a colossal waste of money to get rid of perfectly good signs.

So a compromise was made that as signs needed replacing - it'd be done in the new format rather than a strict deadline to follow.