TICONDEROGA - Four new "Welcome to Ticonderoga" signs were installed recently by the town highway department.
A Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant for $40,000 was awarded to the town for the signs. The grant was administered by the Ticonderoga Main Street Partnership and PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
"The Design Committee of the Partnership identified the need to direct our visitors to the downtown along Montcalm Street and Wicker Street from all the major gateways, John Bartlett, the committee chairman.
The grant is a matching grant which means that the town was asked to assist with the installation of the signs as in-kind services qualifying for the grant's match.
"The committee worked with Elan Design and Planning from Saratoga Springs for the sign design and to create downtown design guidelines to be incorporated into the town's comprehensive plan," stated Sharon Reynolds from PRIDE.
The signs are located at the town's perimeters on Route 9N from Crown Point, on Route 74 from Chilson, on Route 22 from Whitehall, and at the Ticonderoga ferry landing.
"One more sign will be installed to replace the wooden sign at the intersection on Route 22 and Fort Ticonderoga Road that was installed by the Garden Club several years ago but has fallen into disrepair,"said Joyce Cooper, partnership member.