Issue: Prince George County Welcome Signs and Industrial Signs (signs) when installed and landscaped did not have a long term plan for maintenance. Citizen complaints have risen in regards to the landscaping and appearance of the signs throughout the county. Our county welcomes many new visitors from all over the world each day.
Adopt-A-Sign Program: The Prince George County Adopt-A-Sign Program works to ensure our county is a clean, attractive place to live and to provide a warm welcome to visitors. The program saves taxpayer dollars by companies/nonprofits sponsoring welcome/industrial signs that require annual maintenance.
Businesses and nonprofits are able to adopt one of the eleven signs. The adoption funds will go towards annual maintenance and beautification of the sign such as landscaping, cleaning, and painting.
What can be adopted? Prince George County Welcome/Industrial signs. For profit and nonprofit organizations and groups can adopt a sign by sponsorship. Sponsorship will be five (5) years for five thousand ($5,000). The name of business/group will be place on a hanging sign (example below) under the Welcome/Industrial sign they adopt.
What does the adoption sign look like? The sponsor may order a hanging sign with its name placed under the Welcome or Industrial sign adopted. This will be ordered through the Westview Companies to keep uniformity throughout the County. Color palettes will be the same for each sponsor sign. Only the sponsor name can be placed on the sign.
Who installs the adoption sign? The Westview Companies will handle installation of the sponsorship sign.
Who maintains the sign(s)? – The County will be responsible for both regular maintenance of the signs and any loss, damage or repair to the signs, subject to normal wear and tear and weather exposure.
What are sponsorship funds going towards? The sponsorship will go towards annual maintenance and beautification of the sign such as landscaping, cleaning, painting, painting and replacement, when needed.
How does this help the County? The program aims to save taxpayer dollars by companies/nonprofits sponsoring the signs that requires annual maintenance. Annual beautification and maintenance of the signs will give a welcoming feeling to visitors.
Signs that can be adopted: PG County Welcome Sign Locations (9) and Industrial Signs (2)
Prince George County Welcome Signs
2. Route 156, Prince George Drive – Hopewell Line (at bridge, nearest intersection Sandy Ridge Road)
3. Route 460, County Drive – Sussex Line
4. Route 645, Puddledock Road – Petersburg Line (nearest intersection White Pine)
5. Route 301, South Crater Road – LaSalle Motel (nearest intersection Rives Road)
6. Route 301, South Crater Road – Steven Kent Motel (Exit 45)
7. Route 10, James River Road – Surry Line (nearest intersection Chippokes Road)
8. Route 106, Courthouse Road - Tractor Supply (Courthouse Road)
Map of Welcome Signs
Industrial Signs9. Route 630, Bull Hill Road – Southpoint Business Park (nearest intersection Chudoba Parkway)
10. Route 629, West Quaker Road – Crosspointe Business Park (nearest intersection Wells Station Road)
Map of Industrial Signs