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“Come back soon to the Free State of Florida” signs posted at state borders: NorthEscambia.com

“Come back soon to the Free State of Florida” signs posted at state borders: NorthEscambia.com

“Come back soon to the Free State of Florida” signs posted at state borders: NorthEscambia.com

New signs have been installed at Florida state lines encouraging drivers to “hurry up” when crossing into Alabama or Georgia.

The Florida Department of Transportation has installed signs “Come back soon to the Free State of Florida, the Sunshine State” starting July 1.

“FDOT has installed ‘Hurry Back’ signs at state borders,” FDOT Deputy Director of Communications Michael Williams told NorthEscambia.com. “These signs were placed similarly to the ‘Welcome to’ signs, but are placed as visitors leave the state rather than when they enter. Many states offer a friendly message to visitors as they leave their state in this manner, and Florida is pleased to share a similar message with travelers.”

Pictured: A new sign reading “Hurry Back to the Free State of Florida, the Sunshine State” on Highway 97 in Davisville as motorists listen as they head north toward Atmore, Alabama. Photos from NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.