The Abilene Heritage Commission asked the Abilene City Commission to request a sign on Interstate 70 advertising the downtown historic district to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

KDOT has a program to place brown signs on the highway at the intersection with the closest and most direct route without cost to the attractions.

Duane Schrag, a member of the Heritage Commission, told the commissioners at a study session Monday that the commission must request the sign from KDOT. The Heritage Commission voted to ask the city to make such a request.

Schrag said there was already a sign on Interstate 70 advertising the Eisenhower Presidential Library and the county Historical Museum.

Schrag said the Heritage Commission wants to direct traffic to downtown Abilene, an often overlooked area.

He said there are five historic districts downtown.

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