State Highway crews worked Thursday after snow clearing operations on Wednesday to make sure the new governor’s name was visible on all highway signs across the state, replacing former Governor Martin O’Malley’s name, who is expected to run for president in 2016.
The signs are there along highways to welcome travelers to Maryland and are located at bridges and tunnels.
All the signs were covered by the time the new Republican governor Hogan took office Wednesday in Annapolis.
The name change also will take place on state tourist maps and stationery.
The State Highway Administration said the cost just for changing highway signs is about $6,700.
Hogan, sticking to his promise to cut costs in government, had his name riveted on top of O’Malley’s instead of replacing the whole sign.