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Coordinated effort delivers much-needed touch up to Nyssa overpass

A united effort helped spruce up the Union Pacific overpass in Nyssa recently. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

NYSSA – When Jim Maret became city manager in 2017, he faced an array of chores and duties.

He needed to learn the city budget process and tackle economic development while dealing with the daily tasks of a small city.

Yet one issue – the appearance of the underpass beneath Union Pacific Railroad tracks – continued to vex the new city manager. The underpass needed new paint, said Maret.

“When I started that was one of the biggest complaints, that it looked terrible. So here we are, trying to attract folks to not only do business but to actually live here and you want the city to look as good as it can,” said Maret.

Other major projects took . . .