Sequim to put city logo into city's busiest intersection

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — In its centennial year, the city of Sequim is installing a 9-foot-diameter, full-color decal of the city logo at the town's busiest intersection.

Installation in the intersection of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street probably will be this evening (Monday) but may be moved to Tuesday evening, said Mike Brandt, streets manager.

The city crew will get started after 7 p.m., Brandt said, and will be finished before dark.

“It's just less of a hassle for everybody if we wait until people have gone home,” he said.

He doesn't expect the work to block the roadway. If it does interrupt traffic, it will be for a short period of time, he said.

The decal will display the graphic portion of the city logo — excluding the print — in all its colors — green, blue, yellow and lavender — on a black background that is expected to merge with the asphalt of the street, said Barbara Hanna, spokeswoman for the city of Sequim.

It will face south on Sequim Avenue so it can be upright for drivers entering the city from the south off U.S. Highway 101 and traveling north, Brandt said.

City officials wanted to have the logo installed during the centennial year, and especially before this week's Fourth of July celebration, Hanna said.

The city was incorporated Oct. 31, 1913, and celebrations have been organized throughout 2013.

One commemoration will be a community photo shot at 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Friday, just before the “Street Dance of the Century,” when downtown streets will be blocked off for a party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“If we can we'd like to be able to show the logo” in the photograph, Hanna said.

The decal is also part of the improvements as the downtown “streetscape” is updated with new benches and signage.

“This seemed like a great opportunity to contribute to that effort by adding the logo to our busiest intersection,” said Public Works Director Paul Haines.

The new decal cost a little less than the original quote of $2,500, Brandt said.

It was funded partially by lodging tax revenue funds that were allocated to the downtown streetscape upgrade and partially by the city's streets fund, Hanna said.

The logo decal is made of a plastic thermal product that is the same one used to create the herringbone brick pattern in the downtown crosswalks.

It will be installed using a heat seal torch down process, Hanna said.

The logo is expected to last three to seven years, depending on weather conditions.

Sequim's centennial celebration began Oct. 27 at the Sequim Prairie Grange. A grand finale party is set for Nov. 2 in 7 Cedars Casino's Club Seven lounge.

For more information about the centennial events, see http://tinyurl.com/sequimcentennial.
Last modified: June 30. 2013 7:30PM
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