OMAHA (KPTM)- A new downtown Omaha project is underway.The city said it is been highly anticipated and it should direct visitors to local attractions.
Two signs were unveiled Wednesday as part of the new downtown Omaha wayfinding project. It's a system of pedestrian and traffic signage that they say should increase sightseeing.
"For tourism that would be great. More money for us, for people to spend here in Omaha," John Conrad.
The wayfinding signs will easily direct visitors to 27 of Omaha's attractions, most of which will be located in the downtown area.
"Those signs would be really helpful actually because I get lost pretty easily so seeing where the stadium is or where the zoo is or where the closest restaurant of something is, is really great," Lindsay Sheehan said.
88 brightly color coded signs will direct traffic and pedestrians. They say it should make maneuvering around downtown more efficient.
"I get a lot of people asking me where things are and it might be a little more helpful for people who don't normally live here," Melanie Prentice said.
The planning and design team says the new wayfinding system is intended to enhance visitor's experiences and encourage them to return.
"I'm just not from around here so it would help people like myself to just find the little local attractions and stuff like that," Kane Armstrong said.
The city says all of the 88 signs will be installed by the end of March.