Enid will be getting some new signage under a wayfinding signage master plan approved Thursday by Enid City Commission.

The commission also approved $50,000 for phase one of the master plan.

Enid First Team — made up of the city of Enid, Visit Enid, Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce, Enid Regional Development Alliance and Main Street Enid — created the master plan.

Enid First Team believes wayfinding signage will benefit Enid by increasing sales and sales tax revenue to many of the cultural venues and retail establishments. It also will consolidate and remove duplicate and outdated signage, ERDA Associate Director Lisa Powell said in a Dec. 20 study session.

The first phase will entail:

• The placement of a sign just west of Garland, on Garriott, for eastbound traffic coming into Enid.

• A sign placed at Garriott and Cleveland for eastbound traffic.

• Two signs placed at the intersection of U.S. 81 and Garriott for eastbound and northbound traffic.

• Two signs placed at Grand and Garriott to direct eastbound and westbound traffic into downtown, along Grand, to the ballpark, Central National Bank Center and Leonardo’s Children’s Museum.

• A sign erected at Broadway and Grand to direct traffic to the symphony center and to the east toward Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid and Northern Oklahoma College Enid.

• A sign placed at Maple to direct traffic to Gaslight Theatre, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and public parking in the area.

• A freestanding pedestrian kiosk placed in front of the ballpark with a map of downtown and a directory of all of the businesses.

 • Other pedestrian kiosks, that would be attached to existing poles, are planned for downtown.

• The placement of public parking signage.

Powell said the program has been presented to Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the department recognizes it probably has some signs that need to be straightened, and some that need to be consolidated.

“They are happy to coordinate that with us when we’re ready to start that installation,” she said.

The plan was approved 6-0. Ward 5 Commissioner Tammy Wilson was absent.

Story provided by:  Enid News & Eagle

Written by:  Jessica Miller