At 175 feet long and 25 feet wide, the Evansville Airport Gateway Welcome Monument will be able to display art selected with public input.
Groundbreaking is set for 2:00p.m. Friday at Old Petersburg Road and Highway 57. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will be joined by representatives from the Evansville Airport, Keep Evansville Beautiful, Alcoa, Vectren and others.
According to a statement from Keep Evansville Beautiful, the monument will offer visitors, travelers, and business and tourism decision-makers a sense of arrival at their destination. It will show that Evansville is “Open for Business”, and that it appreciates a beautiful, healthy quality of life.