Officials hope it will be easier to get around town soon with the Town Council’s approval of “wayfinding” signs that will point out spots of interest.
The Council voted unanimously March 16 to approve $106,000 to put up 17 of the signs in the town’s colors of blue and green. Councilor Dustin Tripp was absent.
The money includes surveying expenses and installation.
The signs would include letters larger than the standard N.C. Department of Transportation directional signs, as well as the town’s logo.
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Communications Director Brian Bowman said in a presentation to the council that the idea is to create a sense of place, in addition to helping visitors and townspeople find their way around.
“You know immediately that you’re in Knightdale,” Bowman said of the signs’ desired effect.
$94,000 of the funding came from money allotted to install street lights on Knightdale Boulevard in this year’s budget that have not been put up yet.
“I think we are all in agreement that this is esthetically pleasing and economically enhancing,” Mayor James Roberson said of the sign proposal.