North Haven,CT (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
Connecticut’s 23 rest stops on Interstates 95 and 395 and the Merritt Parkway are receiving long-overdue makeovers, and part of that upgrade includes impressive new signage - some more than 65 feet high - from North Haven, CT’s SIGNLITE, Inc.
“SIGNLITE was brought in by Milford’s Project Services, LLC, which is responsible for the renovations, to design, engineer, fabricate and install the complete sign program,” explained Mark DeTulio, one of SIGNLITE’s owners. “These designs will be seen throughout this area for generations to come.”
The signs range in size with the largest on I-95 boasting a width of 18 feet and height of 65 feet atop a steel pole 30 inches in diameter. All signs use high efficiency lighting and lighting components for energy savings. The signs were designed and engineered by SIGNLITE’s designers and draftsmen and custom fabricated by SIGNLITE’s certified welders and craftsmen. SIGNLITE’s team of licensed expert installers installed each one.
Many of the facilities on I-95 were built in the 1950s and the Merritt Parkway’s original facilities date back to the 1920s and 1930s. The Merritt Parkway portion of the project, which includes expanded facilities and the addition of Subway and Dunkin Donuts, began in 2012, and was completed In late 2013. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration lists the Parkway, with its famous art deco bridges, as a National Scenic Byway.
There are three rest areas on I-395 and six rest areas on l-95 undergoing renovation. According to the Fairfield Daily Voice, the new facilities are expected to generate over S500 million in revenue for the state.
Examples of the new signs, as well as SIGNLite’s other work, including corporate sculptures, can be viewed at signlite.net/portfolio.