Mt. CB continues with wayfinding signage project

More signs coming summer 2024

By Kendra Walker 

The town of Mt. Crested Butte is moving into Phase 2 of its wayfinding sign project, and the cost is coming in lower than originally anticipated. 

During their March 5 meeting, the Mt. Crested Butte town council agreed to hire and work with AdLight Group for Phase 2 of the town’s wayfinding signs project. They also worked with AdLight Group for Phase 1. 

The town went through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process and received four applicants. “We have been very happy working with AdLight during Phase 1 of this project and have found their team to be extremely responsive and very reliable,” said marketing communications officer Marisa Maudsley. “Staff would like to continue working with AdLight on this project not only because of the great accountability and communication but also for project and phase consistency. We feel that their bid was the most accurate regarding the cost of the Phase 2 project and to continue working with them would make it easier for the town moving forward into maintenance phases.” 

Maudsley said AdLight’s total cost was the lowest bid of the four applicants, at $281,274.80. This cost is less than the original Phase 2 estimate of $483,000. The council agreed to pay $106,478.80 for four signs, and town staff is also requesting $174,796 for eight signs from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Maudsley explained that those eight signs are in the DDA’s boundaries. She told the council that if the DDA does not agree to the requested financing, she will come back to the council and revisit the numbers. 

The town will now finalize the sign designs and set an installation schedule for summer 2024. 

Additionally, a wayfinding sign at the Snodgrass Trailhead was damaged during the windy storm event on February 27. “We believe high winds took the sign down,” said town manager Carlos Velado. “We are investigating the situation to see how this happened as the signs were designed and installed to handle these types of wind loads. We are proceeding forward as this will be covered under warranty.”

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