New sign to promote Olde Town

Photo by Kristen Ralph

Photo by Kristen Ralph

CONYERS -- A new sign is on its way to Olde Town and the sign is set to be a tool that officials hope will attract more residents and visitors off a major city highway and get them moving about downtown Conyers.

The Downtown Development Authority purchased a 4 feet by 8 feet sign to put up at the corner of Ga. Highway 138 and Pine Log Road. The purpose behind the new directional sign was to help promote Olde Town by tapping into the traffic flow on Ga. Highway 138.

Officials indicated that installation of the sign will happen some time next week.

Locally based Signarama is making the sign and officials are just waiting for the sign to be printed, according to Conyers spokesperson Jennifer Edwards on Thursday.

The sign, made up of a mix of aluminum and plastic, cost about $1,330, including installation.

The sign will be on 4 feet by 4 feet posts to bring it off the ground and the sign is set to only be temporary. Edwards explained that the intersection where the sign will be placed is private property. DDA worked with the landowner in order to have the sign put up. The land is also on the market, so once the property sells, the sign will have to be removed.

The idea of an Olde Town sign was first discussed in March when authority members looked for ways to draw more highway traffic to downtown Conyers for business, shopping and recreation. The board felt that Olde Town may have still been tucked away or unknown by those traveling on Ga. Highway 138.

At that time, suggestions were to have the sign similar to the Conyers welcome sign on West Avenue.