Corridor Design Commission seeks to consolidate local signs
By Kelly Frizzell
Downtown Madison could see an increase in foot traffic following consolidation of local historic signs, according to the Corridor Design Commission (CDC) at its meeting last Tuesday. The CDC plans to revisit local signage in order to maintain the consistency of signs and to make signs simpler and easier to follow.
"When looking at how much signage is out there, you want to ask yourself what the tourist is seeing," Madison Main Street Director Ann Huff said.
Currently, the city limits signs consist of several designs and contain extra words that make the signs hard for passerby to read or follow quickly.
The CDC wants to consolidate the signs in order to efficiently direct tourists to downtown Madison. Changes would include adding directions to the welcome center and using the Madison logo on all city limits signs.
“We’re letting people know that historic Madison is just down the road,” Sherry Terrell Alexander, member of the CDC, said. The CDC must get permission from the Department of Transportation
to change many of the signs.