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National Park Service Voices Need for New Signs on National Mall

March 10, 2009, 7:36 am

The National Park Service pitched the need for new signs around the National Mall at the National Capital Planning Commission’s March meeting.

According to the NPS, the aging signage on the National Mall and surrounding memorial parks lacks uniformity and will be replaced to improve how visitors navigate around the area.

The job, worth more than $2 million, will be spread between two contractors. The first part consists of a design study awarded to Pasadena, Calif-based Hunt Design. Under the $500,000 contract, which has not been completed yet, Hunt will determine the look, size and number of signs.

The second contract, worth about $1.5 million, goes to Manassas-based Color-Ad Signs and Exhibits to fabricate and make the signs.