When the city isn’t replacing street signs stolen by punk fans, it’s changing them out to comply with federal regulations. Since 1935, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) has set the standards for road signs across the country and due to a change in 2003, the U.S. Department of Transportation is mandating that all 250,000 of NYC’s street signs contain both upper and lowercase fonts to supposedly make them easier to read. Good thing it will only costs $27.5 million and thousands of man-hours. |NYDN|