Vicksburg will soon be welcoming visitors to the city with signs on Interstate 20.
Friday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved spending $49,768 with Atwood Fence Company of Kosciusko, Mississippi, to produce the signs. The two 25-foot by 10-foot signs will be installed at the westbound Clay Street and eastbound Halls Ferry Road exits.
The city has not given a date for the project’s completion; however, Atwood has 60 to 90 days to manufacture the signs.
The project is funded with state tourism bond money allocated several years ago, meaning the city is not incurring the costs, said Sam Andrews with the mayor’s office. After installation, city crews will be landscaping and adding lighting, which is also covered with the bond funds.
The design of the signs will be consistent with the banners the city put up in August and is a collaboration between the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Vicksburg.