Houstonian: Signs point to clearer path

From the Houstonian:
Students attending SHSU this fall will notice a multitude of new signs surrounding the campus concerning directions and parking.

John McCroskey, the Physical Plant assistant director for facilities and construction, said the total cost of the project is about $500,000, which includes design, construction and installation of the signs. The project was financed through the university's General Use Fee Fund and took approximately six months to complete. Construction was handled by Intex United, which is based out of Houston.

McCroskey said the school sought to replace the old signs in order to enhance the campus's appearance. "Partly because we were trying to improve the image of the college to make it more attractive to new students," McCroskey said. He said the old signs, which were brown with white lettering, were boring and contained inaccurate information about the buildings. The goal of the new signs is to improve finding one's way around campus.

Along with the new signs, the university will also be installing three new entrance gateways made of stone and wrought iron beginning on September 15. The main gateway will be at the corner of Bowers Blvd. and Sam Houston Avenue, with the secondary gateways at Sycamore Lane and Bowers Blvd. and Montgomery Road and Bearkat Village. The cost of the new entrance ways is included in the price for the new signage.

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