For the past 84 years, a sign made of steel and concrete has welcomed visitors to "the best little city in the USA."
But the planned path of construction for the California High Speed Rail will cut off traffic to the welcome sign.
"You won't be able to cross the rail tracks anymore," said Elliott Balch, manager of the City of Fresno's Downtown Revitalization project. "So we'd be welcoming people off a cul-de-sac, which doesn't make sense."
Soon, the iconic sign will need a new home.
Gerard Jessurun, a local artist, drives through the archway everyday. He said seeing the sign brings a welcomed sense of nostalgia.
"I just think because of the history, part of the history, it should stay on Van Ness somewhere."
The City of Fresno's Downtown Revitalization team would like to see the sign kept in the heart of the city.
Although the City owns the sign, a Fresno family has been maintaining the landmark.
"The family that's been maintaining the Warnors Theatre and also has been maintaining the arch for the last 25 years, feels it would go well at the north end of the Fulton Mall, right across from the Warnors Theatre, so kind of marking the entrance to the very center of the downtown," Balch said.
In its current location, the sign stands next to an art gallery.
Artist Chris Sorensen said he'll miss seeing the sign everyday.
"That sign has people here everyday taking pictures of it. There's at least 10 people everyday taking pictures of it."
The California High Speed Rail Authority ultimately will decide where to relocate the sign.
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