Way-finder Signs in Joplin

Published 02/15 2014 05:51PM

Updated 02/15 2014 10:34PM

JOPLIN, MO --- The Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking for approval from the City Council to replace way-finder signs. These are the signs that guide visitors to the main areas in town, like the hotel, sports, and retail districts. The City already has signs in place, but the replacements would bring them up to federal standards, meaning they would reflect the same image at night as during the day.

"People can't see them. I mean I drive around, and a couple of them are dented, or they've been hit by cars for whatever reason. And those pastel colors don't jump out at you and tell you welcome to Joplin," said Patrick Tuttle, Joplin Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director.

The project would cost around $83,000. The funds would come out of the lodging tax reserve, which is money generated by hotels in town.

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