State Representatives and Local Governments Work Together
for Wayfinding Signage Along the Congaree River
South Carolina Senator Nikki Setzler and South Carolina Representative Micah Caskey secured funding of almost $200,000 in December of 2019 for wayfinding signage for the River Districts of the City of West Columbia and the City of Cayce. Throughout West Columbia and Cayce’s River Districts, approximately 30 signs directing visitors to local attractions, are being installed.
The signage will highlight important attractions within the River District, such as public parking, Riverwalk access, art districts, local parks, and shopping and dining options throughout the River District of both cities.
When the Governor’s emergency orders are lifted and businesses begin to reopen, it will be exciting to have everyone reconnect at the restaurants, nightlife, shops, art installations, and other public spaces, with the ease of the River District wayfinding signage.
“I am very proud to have worked alongside Representative Caskey to secure a grant that will provide wayfinding signs for the River District in the City of West Columbia and the City of Cayce. The Riverwalk and River District are tremendous assets to our community and vital to the future development of our area. The addition of the wayfinding signs designating the River District and its attractions will continue to help this development. This is not only a great addition but also a great example of cooperation between the two municipalities and their elected representatives in the State House all working together for the people we represent,” said Senator Nikki Setzler.
Representative Micah Caskey: “Pardon the pun, but this is a sign that our community is a destination for recreation and relaxation. I hope the signs help our neighbors and our visitors explore all the great things in the River District.”
West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles said, “When people come to the Riverwalk, Arts Districts, and shops and restaurants, they don’t come to just enjoy West Columbia or Cayce. They come to enjoy the best of both cities. It is important that the signage is collaborative to help ensure that patrons and visitors can frequent our amenities with ease.”
“We are thankful for Senator Setzler and Representative Caskey for not only supporting our cities but for finding ways to support collaboration and innovation. The River District in Cayce and West Columbia is full of walking trails, biking trails, and blue trails. The natural beauty and accessibility of the Riverwalk is a blessing to the region and even in this slower time, these signs bring vibrancy and show the life of the River District,” says Cayce Mayor Elise Partin.
Pictured Below West Columbia Wayfinding Signage: Senator Nikki Setzler, Representative Micah Caskey, Mayor Tem Miles, and Mayor Elise Partin