Town-wide Wayfinding Project

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Project Background

Wayfinding is a series of design elements that work in concert to help people find their way to points of interest. The Town-wide wayfinding plan consists of two elements: downtown Cary system signage and a larger Town-wide vehicular wayfinding signage system. The vehicular signage is designed to direct motorists to major Town recreation and cultural facilities and to the Downtown district. The goals of this project are:

  • To enhance visitors’ and locals’ ability to easily navigate to desired destinations
  • To direct visitors to Town facilities and to the Downtown district from major transportation arteries, including freeways and limited access highways on the periphery of town
  • To raise community and visitor awareness of Cary's Town-wide recreation and cultural resource facilities
  • To decrease traffic congestion by reducing visitors’ search time for destinations
Project Schedule

Installation of the downtown wayfinding signage was completed in early 2013. The first fifteen Town-wide signs were installed in September 2014, directing visitors to Town venues such as WakeMed Soccer Park, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, and Bond Park, as well as the Downtown district.  Fourteen more signs, directing visitors to venues such as Middle Creek School Park, Hemlock Bluffs, and Mills Park, were installed in December, 2015.  The schedule for installing the remaining signs has not been determined.

See the map of current and proposed locations. 

Contact Information

Amy Mackintosh, PLA
Landscape Architect  
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 460-4973
amy.mackintosh@townofcary.org