One of the proposed locations for a new Lambton County welcome sign
Lambton County may follow the lead of its neighbours by building a sign to welcome visitors to the area.
County staff is looking into the idea of placing a gateway sign on the westbound 402 for Lambton in Warwick. Sarnia has it’s own gateway sign with a waterway theme and Middlesex County has one with the county’s logo.
In a report to county councilors, staff says the sign could cost between $40,000 and $200,000, depending on its size and whether the county would have to bring hydro services to the chosen location.
The report says other communities have asked agencies like the chamber of commerce to contribute to the cost of the sign.
“A Lambton County gateway sign has the potential to increase the County’s profile and identity along the Highway 402 corridor,” says Jason Cole, public works manager in the report.
There is already signs welcoming people to Sarnia-Lambton in Warwick Township. They were purchased by Tourism Sarnia Lambton.
County councilors will look at the idea during budget deliberations later this year.