Those who stop in to spend time in Ringgold will now have an easier time locating certain places and navigating their way around with the implementation of new “way-finding” signs sprinkled throughout town.
The new 3-foot by 5-foot signs were installed a few weeks ago and are designed to give indicators of where certain buildings are within the city for those who exit from I-75.
“The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau approved the signs a few weeks back, and we currently have a handful of them up with the possibility of more to follow,” said Daniel Shepherd, marketing and DDA coordinator for the city. “A lot of times when travelers exit from I-75 or come up Highway 41, they don’t necessarily know where things are located in the city. We’re hoping the signs can offer a little more information and attract more people to our downtown area.”
The signs differ from ordinary way-finding signs in that they have a unique trademark of Ringgold on the top of each one.
“All the signs have a train outline at the top, which not only commemorates The General and the Great Locomotive Chase, but it also ties in the city’s history while helping people navigate their way around.”
In addition to the new signs, Shepherd said, the city’s revamped website is expected to launch on Friday, June 29.
“The new website has been under construction for awhile, and we’re really excited about it going live on Friday,” he said. “Some of our city employees, as well as the city council have had access to the new site in recent weeks so that we could evaluate it, and make suggestions and upgrades to it before it launches.”
The new city website will have the same address as the old one at cityofringgold.com.