How far is it to walk from Seventh Avenue to the Historic Depot museum? How about to the Edna G. tugboat?
A new series of wayfinding signs to be placed around Two Harbors will help answer these questions and more. At their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, the Two Harbors City Council approved the wayfinding sign improvements brought to them from the Planning and Zoning and Trees and Trails commissions. The signage project will come at no additional cost to the city.
"We'd heard this was a need at a few different workshops and took on the task, even though there wasn't funding available the time, but in the hopes that we could find the funds in the future," said city planner Justin Otsea. "And then at the Bike-able Community Workshop, we had a discussion with the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) coordinator that led us to this opportunity."
The SHIP coordinator mentioned they had another project that wasn't going to use all of the funds allocated and could move the funding over to the wayfinding project, since it also had a public health aspect to it.
"Since we have the funds from SHIP and don't have to put up too many new posts, we're not asking for any additional funds, just asking your permission to move the project forward," Otsea said to the City Council Monday.
The 28 wayfinding signs will be spread throughout the city as well as two large system-wide trail maps at Burlington Bay and a location near the Historic Depot.
The project was approved unanimously by the City Council and councilor Jackie Rennwald thanked Otsea for the work.
"I just want to say thank you. I know you worked super hard on this system and we’re happy to see it come through," Rennwald said.