$8.6 million upgrade underway on Ringgold Road in East Ridge

Work includes new sidewalk, shared pathway, curbs, gutters and drainage structures

An $8.6 million, 1.2-mile improvement project underway on Ringgold Road in East Ridge will change the face of the town's western half from Kingwood Drive to McBrien Road.

"We're doing a multimodal project that cobbles together pieces of work," East Ridge City Manger Chris Dorsey said Friday in an interview at City Hall.

The project will install a 10-foot-wide shared path on the south side of Ringgold Road, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side, along with new curbs, gutters and drainage structures, he said. The project will be finished by the end of June 2023, Dorsey said.

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"For us, one of our biggest issues is stormwater, and that's about half the cost of the project," he said.