In response to complaints from visitors to the Borough of Palmerton, the borough council has initiated a street sign program replacing the metal signs with new fiberglass signs which are easier to read.

Barry Scherer, chairman of the council's Streets and Sidewalks Committee, said it has been several years since the signs have been replaced.

The program, which includes 50 intersections, is costing $2,000 this year.

Scherer said it will take at least two years until all the new signs are erected.

After complaints from both borough residents and visitors to the town, Scherer said the Street and Sidewalks Committee conducted a survey in the borough, noting that many signs were missing or deformed.