The sign promoting Potomac Mills mall along Interstate 95 will have a new design, according to a permit application to Prince William County. The sign will replace the one brought down after damage from a windstorm last March.
At 140 feet, the new sign is expected to be as tall as the former sign, but will be located farther from the interstate.
The high winds March 2 bent the supporting posts, causing the sign to lean. Authorities determined that the sign was unsafe and a portion of southbound I-95 was closed to traffic for two days and nearby businesses were evacuated.
The sign was removed on Mach 4 and mall authorities promised to work on getting a new sign installed. The sign also was replaced in December 2011 after strong winds blew it down.