Deadline approaching to remove controversial ‘I Love NY’ signs

The deadline for when I love New York signs are supposed to be down is in just a few weeks, but so far they remain untouched.

The clock is ticking and the signs, they are still here. The Department of Transportation says they are confident that they will reach an agreement before the September 30th deadline.

A spokesperson with the Department of Transportation released this statement:

“We are in ongoing discussions with Federal Highway Administration and will provide an update once we’ve reached an agreement.”

When I reached out to the Federal Highway Administration they said talks are still ongoing. A spokesperson released this statement:

“Discussions between the FHWA and NYSDOT are still ongoing. For any more specific information about the state’s plans, please contact NYSDOT”

That brings us in a full circle.

“I think we need closure here. I think we need to come to an ultimate answer and move on,” Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R-Ballston Spa) said.

Some lawmakers, however, believe that despite the controversy, these signs might have done some good.

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