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National Mall to Get New Signs

March 6, 2009, 12:13 pm

Everyday on the National Mall, visitors learn the hard way what locals already know: You can't count on signs to find your way around.

But that could be changing.

The National Park Service is planning to remove all its existing signs on the Mall and in nearby memorial parks.

The signs will be replaced with new ones that are more uniform and, the Park Service hopes, more helpful.

Wayne Hunt with Hunt Design, the firm that created the new signs, says quality signage is a crucial first link to visitors.