Residents around Grande Prairie are being asked to take part in a survey looking at three designs which may potentially end up as new entrance signs at a couple of points around the city.
The designs were initially produced following a survey earlier this year, with residents preferring to see English only, custom-designed signs with a landscape feature for the north and west gateway entrances.
Parks Planner Lindsey Juniper says after the online questionnaire finishes up September 11th, it will be a pretty easy stroll through the next steps.
“We will be proceeding to committee with that recommendation and then we will go out to the sign industry to come up with designs and costs and go from there.”
The locations for the two signs are proposed for 140 Avenue and Highway 43 to the north, with Range Road 71 and the eastbound lane of Highway 43 selected for the west sign.
Juniper hopes construction will begin and finish by the end of the year.
“Our goal is to have it started and possibly installed this year depending on what mother nature provides us, if not when weather permits.”
The budget for the two entrance signs, along with with a third, a proposed upgrade to the downtown Grande Prairie sign, is $150,000, with the Downtown Association promising a $25,000 contribution to the new downtown sign if approved.
People can take part in the survey here.