Most cities, including Everett, have no plans to kill off “Dead End” signs like this one in the Port Gardner Neighborhood. But other cities are moving away from the term, citing a stigma or lack of clarity. (Herald photo)

Most cities, including Everett, have no plans to kill off “Dead End” signs like this one in the Port Gardner Neighborhood. But other cities are moving away from the term, citing a stigma or lack of clarity. (Herald photo)

Is it time to kill off the ‘Dead End’ sign?

Some cities are moving away from the somber verbiage in favor of more descriptive terms.

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