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GREENSBORO, N.C.--A new multi department effort takes aim at the temporary signs found along many roadways and intersections in Greensboro. City leaders hope to make the cleaner and safer for pedestrians and motorists by removing the signs that often clutter roadways.

The Planning and Community Development Department along with Field Operations, Water Resources and Transportation Departments are removing any signs they find, especially along right of ways and utility poles. So far, employees have removed nearly 1800 signs.

Greensboro Zoning Administrator Mike Kirkman says the signs are unsightly and a potential safety issue.

"We are concerned from a city stand point. They are public hazards. A strong wind could pick up these signs and make them projectiles. They are blocking the view of getting in or out of a business situation," Kirkman said.