By the Fourth of July, there could be signs directing tourists around downtown Georgetown.
What the signs will look like and where they'll go have already been decided, but who will make the signs and for how much are questions for the City Council to decide Tuesday.
On April 6, three bids were submitted for the project, but only one would keep the project within its $500,000 budget.
The funding for the project comes from about $500,000 set aside for corridor improvements from this budget year's Hospitality and Accommodations Tax funds.
About $85,000 was spent hiring Corbin Design to come up with a plan and design for the signs, leaving about $415,000 to implement the project.
The three bids submitted for the creation and installation of the signs were for $414,732 from Architectural Signing of Norcross, Ga.; $430,492 from Bunting Graphics of Verona, Pa., with an office in Pageland; and $519,974 from Fairmont Signs of Detroit.
Corbin Design will make a recommendation on the bids to the city Tuesday.
Once the company is selected, the dark blue signs featuring iconic Georgetown images, like the clock tower and a ship, will begin to be produced.
Then the signs will be placed at strategic locations around Georgetown, including several large signs at the "gateways" to the Historic Waterfront area.
Corbin's plans indicate the largest gateway sign will stand at the corner of Fraser and Front streets, with secondary gateways at other key locations such as the corner of U.S. 17 and Broad Street.
Once visitors find their way to the waterfront, several signs will direct them to free parking and point out interesting places to visit, including the Harborwalk or the Rice Museum.
There are also information kiosks with maps of downtown planned for major pedestrian intersections, like Screven and Front streets.