Informational Signs - Williamsport
Current informational signs at the Williamsport Visitor Center area, of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, are worn out, ineffective, and do not reflect the National Park Service identity initiative. Five new signs are proposed. A new entrance sign will clearly identify the site as a national park and identify the visitor center to motorists on Route 11. In addition, new signs will direct visitors to the visitor center, parking, restroom facilities and towpath access. A new sign on the towpath will replace an existing sign directing visitors to restrooms and the visitor center. Four of the five signs will replace existing signs. The fifth sign will be placed in a previously disturbed area next to the restroom facilities. All signs have been designed through Harpers Ferry Center and will be consistent with new standards and the graphic identity for the National Park Service. Installation will be performed by volunteer labor.
The park's Interdisciplinary Team reviewed the project for impacts to natural and cultural resources. The project does not pose any serious or long-term effects to the environmental, historical, cultural, archeological, or visual resources. It meets categorical exclusion #C.5 – Installation of signs, displays, and kiosks.
For further information about this project, please contact Chief of Interpretation, at 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740.