The borough’s welcome sign is back on the road and ready to greet drivers as they enter the Kenai Peninsula on Milepost 75 of the Seward Highway, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, near Turnagain Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

The borough’s welcome sign is back on the road and ready to greet drivers as they enter the Kenai Peninsula on Milepost 75 of the Seward Highway, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, near Turnagain Pass, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Refurbished welcome sign back on highway

The sign was refurbished for weather-related wear and tear.

Drivers heading into the Kenai Peninsula are now greeted by a recently refurbished welcome sign.

The sign, which sits at Milepost 75 on the Seward Highway, went under extensive repair in October. The sign has some new features, but retains the same look it’s had for the last 20 years.

At Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, Mayor Charlie Pierce said the sign is more prepared for weather-related wear and tear.

“It looks good,” Pierce said. “I don’t know who selected the paint colors, but it’s a paint that’s certainly specced for the weather.”

Pierce said some rock work on the sign’s base still needs to be done. Pierce also said a plaque from the base has been taken.

“If anybody knows the individual that has the plaque on that rock wall, that’s been removed,” Pierce said. “If anybody knows where that plaque has gone, we’d sure like to have it back. It would save us from making a new plaque.”

The sign was refurbished for weather-related wear and tear.

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