The arch meant to bring more visitors to the Village Center, is expected to welcome drivers in January.
The Village Board awarded the project bid to Poblocki Sign Company, LLC for $90,237. Grandhaven, LLC, landord to the Village Center merchants, has agreed to pay half the cost.
Construction is expected to start this month and should be done by mid-January, according to Village Manager Todd Michaels.
The final design for the arch was approved in July. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign.
Discussions with business owners about what began as a modest gateway arch design started in June 2011. Around the same time, staff proposed the LED sign as a way to replace the old "welcome" sign at the intersection of Loomis Road and Grange Avenue. Instead some trustees thought it would be better to place the LED sign on the intersection of Northway and Grange Avenue in order to attract traffic from the new Macy's at Southridge Mall.