Crews installed a bright blue wayfinding sign last week on East Coast Highway at Fernleaf Avenue as part of a citywide project to add 65 informational signs.
The project briefly closed one lane of Coast Highway's westbound traffic while the sign was hoisted into place and secured. Crews said the sign was one of four left to install.
The bright blue, egg-shaped signs give directions to popular tourist destinations and landmarks, including Big Corona beach, Fashion Island, Balboa Island and Sherman Library & Gardens.
The City Council in March approved the project, which cost less than $100,000 with more than half the costs funded by Visit Newport Beach Inc. and various Business Improvement Districts.
Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Gardner, who represents Corona del Mar, was one of two council members who voted against the signs because she said they were difficult to read. Councilman Steve Rosansky also voted against the signs because he "took issue with the sign's appearance and readability," according to the minutes from the March 8 meeting.