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Ringgold officials past and present are honored for their work on the city's streetscape project through this plaque unveiled Dec. 17. (Contributed photo)
some text Ringgold officials past and present are honored for their work on the city's streetscape project through this plaque unveiled Dec. 17. (Contributed photo)

The city of Ringgold celebrated the completion of its decade-long streetscape improvement project last month with a commemorative plaque.

The revitalization project, wrapped up at the close of 2017, upgraded sidewalks, signage, lighting and more along Nashville Street, enhancing accessibility and walkability throughout the city's downtown area.

"It makes the walk through our business district much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, and our local shops are able to utilize the wider, more beautiful sidewalks in a variety of ways to promote their business," said Ringgold Mayor Nick Millwood. "I think it's had a great impact on the foot traffic we have in our downtown."

Located on the corner of Depot and Nashville streets, the plaque pays homage to city officials past and present whose efforts helped push the work forward.

Though road projects are not typically commemorated by the city, Millwood said the scope of the project made it worthy of recognition.

"In government, it takes partnerships over long periods of time to make big things happen," he said. "But with proper visioning, those big things can come together and make big differences in the community."

Email Myron Madden at mmadden@timesfreepress.com

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