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Why is the New Hanover welcome sign on I-40 a few miles east of the county line?

Ken Little
Interstate 40 sign

There are actually two New Hanover County signs on I-40. (StarNews file photo)

There is a standard-size New Hanover County sign at the county line, but the county requested a larger welcome sign “so that they could add their logo on it,” said Rod Wyatt, N.C. Department of Transportation Division 3 traffic engineer.

“This sign was too large to put at the bridge approach so it had to be relocated. Due to the bridge decks, the off-ramp, and the on-ramp from Holly Shelter Road that was the best location for the over-sized sign,” Wyatt said.

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