City takes first steps towards adding more downtown signage

Port Huron City Council has approved the a plan to design new wayfinding signs throughout the City of Port Huron, including the Downtown area. During Monday’s city council meeting, members approved a $9500 bid from Valley City Signs of Comstock Park to identify types, locations, and a design for the new signage. Cynthia Cutright, director of the Port Huron Downtown Development Authority, says the new sign design will be unique to the city of Port Huron and will help direct locals and visitors alike to things such as attractions, historic markers, and even parking.

“One of the things that we hear quite often for downtown is that there is no parking,” said Cutright. “There’s plenty of parking downtown, we can use these signs to help educate people about our downtown.”

Cutright says representatives from Valley City Signs will be vising the downtown area to decide the best type and placement for the signs. She expects the signs to be installed by next summer. The new signs would replace and expand upon the current blue wayfinding signs scattered throughout the city, which Cutright says are beginning to show their age.