Highway directional signage, which includes the historic district logo, was placed on the shoulder of U.S. 90 and at the corner of Northwest Boulevard to direct motorists to the downtown historic district. These signs were installed by Louisiana Interstate Logos LLC.
Gateway signage will be erected on Northwest Boulevard near U.S. 90 and near the east end of the historic district on La. 182 on the lot across from the Fairfax House bed and breakfast courtesy of property owner Gary Blum. The monumental signs will be constructed of a polystyrene core and coated with an exclusive hard coating process giving it durability to withstand any climate without rusting or rotting. Each monument is given a synthetic stucco finish that provides a professional appearance. The hard coat protection insures an insect, bird and pest proof finish that is fire and impact resistant. The end result is a monument that will outlast any conventional stucco, wood or metal sign. A community-wide, kick-off event to showcase and celebrate the addition of these new signs is tentatively planned later this month.
Plans to add a highway billboard promoting Franklin’s downtown and its cultural assets are in the works. The Cajun Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau is a partner in this endeavor.