Can You Read That Sign? Houston Airport Gets Sign Makeover
by: Laurie Johnson and Jack Williams, July 29, 2013 4:07:00 pm
Some of the signs on both JFK Boulevard and Will Clayton Parkway are so faded, they're hard to read. What used to be distinct colors on some of the signs are now bleached nearly completely white.
The Houston Airport System's Darian Ward says work is already underway to replace those and other damaged or outdated signs outside and inside the airport.
"We're looking at approximately 300 signs, and they should be installed if everything goes well by the end of December. Passengers and visitors may have already noticed our new cell phone lot signs on the roadways. They're a little larger and a little more defined than our original signs."
Earlier this year, Houston City Council agreed to spend $20 million on the Intercontinental sign project.
"We've been looking at this signage for a long time and knew we needed to fix it as soon as possible."
Ward says the Airport System had to wait until an overall renovation plan was put together.
"We are really updating the look. We've heard from passengers. We know we need some signs and by the end of this year we should have 300 news signs."
The airport system says signs at Hobby Airport are okay and don't need to be replaced right now.