Mainline street signs not always there

The in basket: Charlie and Cindy Sandine say, “Once you get away from major areas like downtown Silverdale, there are no street signs for the street on which you’re driving. You’ll always have signs for the streets you’re crossing but we’re used to being able to look on the same pole and see the name of the street we’re on. That’s important when you’re new in town.”


The in basket: Charlie and Cindy Sandine say, “Once you get away from major areas like downtown Silverdale, there are no street signs for the street on which you’re driving. You’ll always have signs for the streets you’re crossing but we’re used to being able to look on the same pole and see the name of the street we’re on. That’s important when you’re new in town.”
The out basket: I thought the Sandines were right, but it was just an impression and I find there are more signs indicating the county road being driven upon that I thought
Jeff Shea, traffic engineer for Kitsap County, says “We generally post the main road along with the intersecting road. (But) if the intersecting road dead-ends or cul-de-sacs we don’t usually post the main road.”
“It does save some money, both in the cost of the sign and the labor required to install and maintain it,” he said. “Most motorists on those type of roads are local, and know the name of the main street. A lost motorist has no choice but to return to the main road.”
I know that not seeing street signs naming the road I’m driving on when I’m in an unfamiliar area and wonder if I’m still on the right road is an annoyance. But my observation is that you don’t go more than a couple of intersections in this county before you come to one with both intersecting streets named.

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