The newly rebuilt boat ramp just north of the river bridge is almost finished and it is looking good.
It's a completely new ramp with newly paved and striped parking, a new boat ramp and 2 new courtesy docks. An overflow parking lot has even been added on the peninsula adjacent to the ramp.
The rebuild of the ramp, one of the most popular ramps on the lake, was a joint project of the city's Public Works Department, TVA and the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
All the ramp lacks being finished is lighting. Security cameras are also expected to be added, especially since the overflow parking lot is out of view of Highway 431.
The city did not spend any funds on it, but provided the "in-kind services" of roughing in the project.
"We couldn't be happier with the work they did," Mayor Leigh Dollar said of the Public Works crew. "They are amazing. After seeing what they did on the boat ramp, it was easy to let them build the new walking trail to the river bridge. They did that in two weeks. You will be seeing them do more projects."