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Street sign's up for jury duty

A missing street sign had one suburban couple literally driving in circles trying to find their way to the County Hall Annex and jury duty.

"I was certain Delaware [Avenue] would be easy to find," the Fix It reader said in a letter to The Buffalo News. "When we went around the circle [at Niagara Square], the street that I thought was Delaware had a sign that said Niagara. We did not see a Delaware sign."

The couple then proceeded to the next block, asked directions and found their way to their destination.

"Since it's likely that many people take the same route to 25 Delaware, it would be great if there was a clear sign marking Delaware that you could see as you rounded the circle and approached the street," the reader wrote.

Since the street sign is the province of the City of Buffalo, we contacted the Public Works Department and spoke to a staff member in Commissioner Steven Stepniak's office, who assured us that the matter would be looked into.

Even though our request was made while the city still was digging out of one its most recent storms, the commissioner contacted Fix It to say the sign would be installed.

The call was made Jan. 30 -- a Friday -- and the sign indeed was in place by last Monday, the very next business day.

Note: It is a little early this year, but we have already received many complaints about potholes and rough roads. If you are aware of a particularly bad area, please contact Fix It by mail, phone or e-mail to let us know the location.

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