Nebraska highways will soon be replacing the traditional green signs pointing out things of interest ahead of exits. I must say, they sure catch the eye. For instance:
The state Tourism Commission is handling this and will pay for the signs from their 4.6 million dollar budget at a cost of $4300 a piece. Interesting fact, travelers or tourists spent 4 billion dollars in the state in 2010 and Nebraska saw 583 million of that in tax revenue. This is Nebraska! 4 billion in tourist money, amazing.
37 new signs will go up along the length of I-80, with the first 10 to appear by Thanksgiving. The remainder will be up before next summer. Very cool.