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New Signage is Arriving at IAH

October 8, 2013

  © Houston Airport System
  The new signs at IAH are designed to maximize visibility, especially for guests driving at night.

New wayfinding signage is being installed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), just in time for the holiday travel rush.

More than 200 news signs will be installed at various locations between now and the 2nd quarter of 2014, with many of them arriving before this year's Thanksgiving holiday.

The first signs to go up are lining the airport's southern entryway along John F. Kennedy Boulevard and at the facility's eastern entrance at Will Clayton Parkway.

"This is a customer service issue that needed to be addressed," said Public Information Officer Darian Ward.  "We recognized an area of the operation that needed to be improved and now we're taking the necessary steps to make that happen."

The signs are created using several special techniques designed to maximize visibility, especially for drivers traveling through the airport facility at night.

Installation crews are focusing their initial efforts on wayfinding signage that assists customers as they enter the IAH facility.  Signs located closer to the terminal buildings should be in place by the end of February 2014.

Each sign features a solid black background, with Terminals A, B, C, D and E assigned their own unique, individual color.

In addition to the signs themselves, installation crews are also putting in the new framing systems, which are necessary to properly display the actual signage.

These frames feature a curved, futuristic arch that routinely stretches across the roadway.  It's a design that not only maximizes visibility but also highlights the aesthetic features of the overall signage design. 

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