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Stores hope sign changes will bring back business

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By Brad Kellar

Greenville – The switch to one-way frontage roads along Interstate 30 in Greenville has city officials creating bigger signs to aid businesses.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) last month converted the roads as part of the overall effort to replace the State Highway 34/Wesley Street overpass.

Assistant City Manager John Adel said the move was not warmly received by motorists or local businesses.

While the city does not have the power to change the direction of the frontage roads, Adel proposed allowing banners to be twice the size that are currently permitted and cancel the rule which called for removing the signs in 30 days.

The changes are expected to take effect immediately and remain in place until the end of the year.