NEWPORT, R.I. — Rhode Island transportation officials say new construction accountability signs will not include Gov. Gina Raimondo’s name.
The change comes after Portsmouth resident John Vitkevich questioned whether the signs bearing the Democratic governor’s name violated Federal Highway Administration design standards.
The signs, which are located along state roads and highways, display when a project will be complete and if the project is over budget.
In an email to the Newport Daily News , a Department of Transportation spokesman says the change came after consultation with the highway administration.
The administration has not said whether the signs violated policy.
The state transportation spokesman says existing signs with the governor’s name will not be changed.