About two years ago I reported that there were some signs on Rte. 12 that were obscured by Norway Maple saplings. Here’s the photo I posted at the time:
Here’s what the same spot looks like today:
The “Do Not Pass” sign is even more obscured by trees, and is no longer accompanied by a Rte. 12 sign. I decided to do some investigation, and found the missing sign on the ground next to a nearby driveway:
Was it knocked down by a car? No, there’s no damage to the nearby Norway Maples. A closer look provides an answer:
The maples have grown too close, and are trapping moisture against the steel posts, causing them to rust. One has rusted through & broken, the other is close behind.
I’ll check back there in a couple of years and post some updated photos of the neglected signage.