SJC requests signage to aid in tourism
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Members of the St. Johns County Commission are throwing their support behind an effort to increase signage that lists the cities of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra as destinations.
Officials passed a resolution Tuesday that says the increased prominence of the county’s cities would aid in the safety of motorists and help support the commerce of the tourism-rich county.
Documents obtained by Action News state the words “St. Augustine” and “Ponte Vedra” are largely absent on mileage signage on Interstate 95 and Interstate 4.
It is estimated that just short of 8 million visitors stopped in St. Augustine or Ponte Vedra last year and millions more could be exposed to St. Johns County’s landmarks by the increased visibility.
Florida Department of Transportation officials have yet to publicly address the county’s proposal.
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