Posted: Feb 7, 2012 5:51 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 14-parish Atchafalaya Heritage Area is getting new signs to let people know when they've traveled into the specially-designated region.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who oversees tourism efforts in Louisiana, said Monday that 264 highway signs are being installed around the Atchafalaya region.
The markers, paid with $165,000 in federal funds, define the boundaries of the heritage area, which was designated by Congress as one of 49 national heritage areas in the United States.
The sign installation work should be finished in the spring.