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Quick action promised on missing sign

There it was: gone.

The street sign on Bailey and Proctor avenues in Buffalo, that is.
Drivers traveling in that area were finding it difficult to locate the street since the sign for Proctor Avenue was no longer in place.
"It's been down for some time and is causing confusion for school buses who pass the street and people visiting families that live on Proctor Avenue," LaToya N. Hood said in an e-mail to The News. "Is there a set time for the sign to be replaced?"

According to Buffalo Public Works Commissioner Steven J. Stepniak, that time was almost immediately.
After hearing from The News on Friday, Stepniak sent the city's signals and signs supervisor out to check on the situation.
He explained that there could be a number of reasons for the sign being down, including the sign being intentionally taken down for the duration of a construction project.
In less than an hour, Stepniak called The News back saying that there was a signal project in the area of Bailey and Proctor, but that the sign would be replaced immediately.
"The sign will be up this afternoon," he said.


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