Grapevine to develop plans for gateway signs

This artist's sketch illustrates what a gateway sign in Grapevine could look like.

This artist's sketch illustrates what a gateway sign in Grapevine could look like.

It soon might become more obvious when drivers reach the city of Grapevine.

The city is taking a look at installing gateway signs to welcome motorists and residents. There have been plans for years to incorporate gateway signs to major highway intersections at the city limits, according to city documents. The first of these signs would be placed at the corner of the Northwest Highway and SH 114 frontage road near Perry's Steakhouse and Grille.

"The intent is not to have multiple concepts," said Kevin Mitchell, Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department director, at the March 5 Grapevine City Council meeting. "The intent is this is the concept, and we’re going to figure out how it will fit."

Upon Mitchell's presentation, council unanimously approved awarding a contract to Schrickel, Rollins, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. for the development of construction documents for the signs. The city has budgeted $58,500 for the services from its grant fund.

Mitchell said he will keep the council updated as the consultants survey the area. The consultants will prepare construction documents and probable costs, which will be submitted for council approval.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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