Gateway/Wayfinding Signs

Existing Gateway SignThe City of Monroe is working to update the City’s gateway and wayfinding signs. This important project will create gateway signs that will greet visitors and residents at main entrances into the city with a sign design that reflects the City's identity and makes a good first impression. The project will also include a vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding sign program that will help people navigate through the community and promote economic development by highlighting key destinations and attractions. 

Design Effort
In September 2019, a Request for Proposals was published in which seven proposals were submitted.

The City of Monroe selected to work with design consultants, Tangram Design, (proposal solicitation can be seen here.)

View Tangram Design’s kick-off presentation here.

View Tangram Design’s Monroe Wayfinding Sign Assessment Report (PDF).

Final Design
Tangram Design's final design includes several groups or families of signs, ranging from gateway monuments to post-mounted directional (wayfinding) signs. All together, 88 assemblies are proposeMonument Imaged throughout Monroe! You can see the final designs by clicking Proposed Wayfinding Signs.

Due to the large quantity of signs being proposed, this project will be constructed in three phases. Phase 1 will construct the two gateway monuments, Phase 2 focuses on the historic downtown district on Main Street, and Phase 3 will install the remaining 80+ signs.


Phase ScheduleAnticipated Completion Time
Phase 1 - Gateway MonumentsSpring 2022
Phase 2 - Historic Downtown SignageFall 2022
Phase 3 - Remaining SignsSummer 2023

The proposed sign locations by phase can be found by clicking Wayfinding Phasing Plan.

Construction Updates

Phase 1 is complete, having installed the two gateway monuments during the last week of May 2022. !Roundabout Monument SignRoundabout Monument Sign 3

Phase 2 signs were completed in December 2022. Pictures will be posted soon! 

Phase 3 is underway. Contractor is in Monroe the week of April 10, setting foundations for the future signs. They will be back the first week of May to do more foundation work and begin installing the next batch of wayfinding signs.