One of the potential designs for a new sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 95.

Have your say on the conceptual designs for the new highway sign

Goldenites will have a chance to influence the new of the new signage on the highway through an online vote.

For many visitors to Golden, their first impression of the community comes from the welcome sign that you see at the intersection of Highways 1 and 95. And now the residents of Golden have a chance to influence that first impression with a new design.

“We’ve got conceptual options for our new sign on highway 95 and 1… there’s three option,” said Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Golden, Jon Wilsgard.

The Town is looking for feedback as to which design the residents of Golden like best. The design options are on the Town’s website, along with a survey for you to give your opinion.

Whether you like one option more than the rest, or think another would be great with certain modifications, this is your chance to say so. The survey has the space to explain exactly what you like, and don’t.

As of now, the expectation is that with the feedback on the conceptual designs, one will be chosen in 2015 and a detailed design will be drafted. Then in 2016, Golden will get a new sign.

The funds for the sign come from the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), a program that allows resort towns like Golden to receive funding from the Province for capital projects that foster tourism, and provide tourists with the amenities they come to expect in such communities.

Other upcoming RMI projects include an enhancement of the Highway 1 corridor, an amenity hub in the Spirit Square, and information kiosks around town, the first of which has just been completed in Kumsheen Park.

The Town will be taking feedback on the sign designs until the end of January. The survey and designs can be found at golden.ca, or you can follow the link through the Town of Golden Facebook page.