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City And County To Spend Thousands On Sign Study

By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email
By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email

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Wichita and Sedgwick County are working together to find the best way to direct people to downtown destinations.

Signs are already placed along several city streets. Their purpose isto point people in the right direction to reach several of the city's downtown destinations.

But many are older and others are not well-placed. And the city needs new ones for newer sites like the Waterwalk and Downtown Arena.

"Which will help folks when they're coming into the downtown area know where to park which streets to take," said Assistant County Manager Ron Holt.

Leaders say providing clear directions is not as easy as just putting up a sign. That's why they're spenindg up to $150,000 to find the best spots to put them, figure out how many are needed and what they will look like and say.

But some say spending money on signs isn't a priority. One person comments on our webchannel, "Are you kidding? What a crimnal waste of taxpayers money."

Another writes, "According to them they have no money... so if that's the case where is the big bucks coming from to study signs."

But other Wichitans think it's a great investment.

"I think it's a great idea I mean if you want to market something for your city people have to know how to get there," said Wichitan Brock Zentz.

"People get real confused down here so I think it's be a great idea to have signs point which way to go," said Ashley McCoskey.

Study results are expected back by the summer.


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