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Kilgore Aims to Take Advantage of I20

Kilgore Aims to Take Advantage of I20

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The city of Kilgore has recently extended its city limits north of Interstate 20 .

Now, the city is taking aim at the thousands that pass through Kilgore daily.

Bill Worley is one of those travelers -- who stopped at Kilgore on his way to Louisiana.

"I am headed to Bossier City for a cruise this weekend" - Worley

The city wants people like Worley to stop in Kilgore for more than just to fill up on gas -- but to stop, eat, visit museums, and shop.

Director of City Planning Carol Windham says signs, like this one, promote Kilgore along the Interstate.

"What we want to accomplish is to be an interstate city. And to do that signage is very important." - Worley

"Director of City Planning Carol Windham says with the new signage it will bring more money into the city" - Kevin Boyce

"We are actually doing a retail study, that will tell us what will fit our needs best along the interstate" - Windham

Windham along with the Kilgore Improvement and Beautification Association are looking at the best way to draw visitors in with signs. The city plans for two sets of signs --- one going east and one going west on the Interstate near highway 31 and 42 That could cost up to 140, 000 dollars depending on the design.

For travelers like Bill Worley, he just wants it to catch his eye.

"The older I get the harder it is for me to see... so make it big and bright" - Worley

In Kilgore, Gregg County, KYTX CBS 19 News.

 

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