California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date:    January 6, 2015
District:  Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:  (916) 657-5060

Caltrans’Retro-Reflective Signs Increase Safety, Reduce Costs

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is installing retro-reflective signs which provide a double bonus for the public – they’re illuminated by motorists’ headlights, making them more visible than traditional signage, and don’t require electricity. This reduces costs and staff time in the field, increasing safety for everyone as a result.

In this video, Caltrans crew removes old signage to install a new retro-reflective sign on Interstate 80 in Sacramento.

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This News Flash is the 60th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to

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