Wayfinding sign repair underway


Workers install one of the newly repaired wayfinding signs along Haywood Street. Infamously, the original wayfinding signs began peeling shortly after their installation, leading to a legal battle between the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority and L&H Signs, the original installer. In September, the TDA chose a new company, Geograph Industries, to repair the signs.

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5 thoughts on “Wayfinding sign repair underway

  1. ashvegas

    tim, here’s your answer, from john boyle in today’s citizen-times:

    “The price will be slightly more than $280,000, with most of that money coming from funds withheld from the original contractor. All of the funding comes from local hotel room taxes, and the Tourism Development Authority, which operates under the CVB, spearheaded the project.”

    http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101025/NEWS/310250044/1009

  2. David Forbes

    As reported in the September article about the repairs, the estimated cost is $279,864 of which $207,000 are funds remaining from the amount allocated for the original project.

  3. Barry Summers

    I hope they get every last dime of that $72,864 from the original contractor. There’s no excuse for taking on a project of this scale without knowing what you’re doing.

  4. RUBE

    No excuse for a quasi governmental agency to let a contract without some recourse for incompetance.

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