Charlottesville is hoping you will start following the signs.
Large metal signs are beginning to pop up around downtown Charlottesville. The $180,000 installation started last week. It's part of the city's Wayfinding program. The signs are meant to direct people to hotspots including the downtown mall and court square.
Charlottesville traffic engineer Donovan Branche says, "The purpose is to provide a more cohesive nature for visitors to Charlottesville. The signs are going to replace the sort of hodge- podge of signs that we currently have."
The downtown signs are just one part of the program. More are on the way to direct drivers around town. That will run about $470,000.