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Posted on: September 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ‘Welcome to Peoria’ sign debuts at the City’s southern entrance

Southern Gateway Sign

Day or night, “Welcome to Peoria” will be the first thing people traveling along SW Adams Street will see thanks to a newly erected sign along the City’s southern corridor.

Located on SW Adams Street between S Oregon Street and W Nevada Street, the sign was designed to beautify the area and to make one of the busiest entries into the City more welcoming. The 6-foot-tall, and 14-foot-wide sign features large, City-colored aluminum letters that sit atop a brick base and are illuminated by LED lights. 

“We are excited to see Peoria’s newest welcome sign come to completion and be yet another beautiful highlight in our City,” Public Works Director Rick Powers said. “Public Works will be ambitious with the expansion of other welcome signs on other City corridors in the coming years.”

The sign was designed by IDG Architects and installed by Zendavor Signs and Graphics. Design and installation costs were $27,000 and were funded through TIF funds. 

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, over 18,000 vehicles pass by the sign’s location daily. Additional welcome signs are planned for the northern, eastern, and western corridor entrances to the City. 

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