Workmen continued putting up a dozen of Lexington's new, decorative directional signs along major thoroughfares on Friday.
Mike Webb, the city's commissioner of public works, expected all of the first batch of signs to be in place by the end of Friday. The next batch of 19 signs is expected to arrive on Thursday, Webb said.
Altogether, 98 of the signs will be in place by the end of the year to guide visitors to popular destinations including the University of Kentucky, Keeneland, Transylvania University and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate.
Lexington's Urban County Council approved a $1 million bond to pay for installation and maintenance of the signs and to buy more later.
City officials had hoped to have the signs in place before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games began on Sept. 25, but installation was delayed because of installation and production problems. Tourism leaders and others expressed chagrin that many of the signs would not be in place for the Games.
A blue adaptation of artist Edward Troye's painting of renowned racehorse Lexington is on the front of each sign.