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New sign welcomes travelers to Uptown neighborhoods

SAN DIEGO -- At the northern entrance into University Heights and North Park on Texas Street, a new welcome sign for the two Uptown neighborhoods was revealed Tuesday, March 12, in part to unveil several dedicated pedestrian improvements that help facilitate easier access to and from Mission Valley.

The monument, which reads “Welcome to The Historic Communities of North Park & University Heights,” is situated at the bottom of Texas Street near its intersection with Camino Del Rio South.

Pedestrian improvements along Texas Street include widening of the street to make room for a sidewalk, a new half-mile pedestrian walkway that stretches from Mission Valley to Madison Avenue in University Heights, upgraded street lighting for safety and several retaining walls. The streetlights resemble the historic acorn-style lights already found in the neighborhoods.

“The monument sign, sidewalk and decorative streetlights are great additions to Texas Street,” Council President Todd Gloria said. Gloria’s council district, District Three, includes the two neighborhoods served by the improvements.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.