What's in a (street) name? More than you think, Crestview officials say...

all street signs to meet state and federal standards

Crestview city staffers are working to convert all street signs to meet state and federal standards; post-directional signs would replace the city's pre-directional signs. In this case, North Ferdon Boulevard would eventually change to Ferdon Boulevard North.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 04:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — With the City Council's approval, city staffers are working toward making all street signs comply with federal and state standards.

That means abandoning pre-directional signs. For instance, North Main Street — with the compass point at the beginning — would become post-directional, Main Street North.

“We feel post-directional is the best for us, because that’s what the state is standardized in and since we adopt (Florida Department of Transportation), state and federal highway administration rules in our ordinance,” Public Services Director Wayne Steele said Monday. “We have such a mix going on within the city and it has to be eliminated. You either have to choose pre- or post-; we can’t have both.”

The streets department annually budgets $15,000 for sign changes, Steele said. 

The difference is subtle but “game-changing," GIS mapping analyst and planning technician Teresa Gaillard said.  

“210 North Main Street and 210 Main Street North are two different addresses,” she said. 

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