California to change gas tax project signs

The California Department of Transportation will change its highway signs that highlight work financed by the state's recent gas tax increase to remove a website address.

Department spokesman Matt Rocco says future signs on projects funded by the increase won't include www.rebuildingca.ca.gov. The signs will still reference the bill, SB1 that passed last year and implemented the tax increase.

Rocco says federal officials raised concerns that including the web address didn't comply with rules that aim to ensure road signs are easy to read.

The announcement comes in the wake of complaints that the signs are an improper use of taxpayer money. Rocco says the signs are a standard way to inform the public about how their tax dollars are used.

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Dawn Kamber