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Traffic Sign Management 101

The Challenge

Ames, Iowa is home to nearly 60,000 residents, and about half are students at Iowa State University. The City's 250 miles of transportation infrastructure and 9,500 street signs include much of the public university's campus. For years, the city maintained an Access database with street sign locations, but these were relative to intersections and did not associate specific assets with the locations. The generalized data made it difficult when reacting to vandalism, accidents and other issues brought to their attention.