Larger welcome signs begin to roll out in Savannah

February 13, 2013 by  

Savannah has always been known for its big welcomes to all who come and visit, but now this big welcome will be clear to see for everyone, as bigger, better, and bolder road signs are starting to appear at major gateways to the city.

Often known as the Hostess City of the South, throwing a big welcome is what many that call Savannah home are used to. From banner printing for all manner of events through the year, to welcoming leaflets and flyers about, it is clear to see that folks here know how to say hello.

The first of the three new signs was unveiled Friday February 8 by Mayor Edna Jackson and other City Council members. Made from masonry in preference to the older metal signs they are replacing, they will last for longer and continue to look great for longer.

The first sign was placed by the I-16 entry to Georgia’s oldest city, ensuring visitors know where they are and what to look forward to while they are here. The other two signs will be placed on other main routes into the city too.

One will be placed on the Talmadge Bridge which spans the Savannah River. With the route leading to the historic heart of the city, it will be an interesting mix of the old and the new.

The third sign will be located on the Forest River Bridge, welcoming those coming in off I-95 through the suburban south.