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Decorative signs in the city

STREET WORK: City employees installed this new street sign in Picayune at the intersection of Goodyear Boulevard and Kirkwood Street. Photo by Jeremy Pittari

STREET WORK: City employees installed this new street sign in Picayune at the intersection of Goodyear Boulevard and Kirkwood Street.
Photo by Jeremy Pittari

Residents and visitors of Picayune will notice new street signs being installed as part of the municipality’s beautification project.
This week city employees installed signs at the intersections of Kirkwood Street and Goodyear Boulevard and along Norwood Street from the intersections of West Canal Street and Goodyear Boulevard.
Public Works Director Eric Morris said the work will install similar signs along other intersections in the historic sections of the city.
Signs are also slated for installation at the intersections near the newly named Crosby Commons green space. Morris said the city is hoping to use some of the grant funding received to renovate the green space to pay for those signs.
Each sign package, which includes the post, decorative base, signs and stop sign border, averages $900.
City Manager Jim Luke said for the past five years the city has installed about three to four of the signs.
On the other side of the tracks First National Bank at the intersection of Curran Avenue and Canal Street will partner with the city, along with Main Street and the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce, to install lighting and signs similar to those installed by the city. Luke said the plan it to create a uniform look. Morris said the city’s historic area includes Curran Avenue.
Another beautification project soon to be underway includes the construction of a parking lot on North Main Street similar to the one across from PJ’s Coffee. The decorative brick parking lot will create about 18 additional spots, Luke said. Construction of the lot should be complete before Christmas, the city manager said.