Cookeville City Council will consider approving a contract with T-DOT for improvements to Pippin Road.
Public Works Director Blake Mayo said the work comes after the county asked T-DOT to conduct a road safety audit. He said T-DOT determined Pippin Road has repairs that need to be addressed.
“With all the, from what I’ve heard, all the accidents that have been going on in the area that they’re focusing on, especially with the paving improvements that they’re going to put in those locations,” Mayo said. “It would be quite urgent to get this project started.”
Mayo said the work will go from the County Farm Road area and extend to Highway 70, putting a portion of the work in city limits. He said it will include milling, resurfacing, and high-friction surface treatment.
Mayo said the city will be required to match 10 percent of the city portion in the project cost. He said that estimate is about $4,400.
“We just found out about this last week and it requires the approval of a contract,” Mills said. “(…) And we actually are committed to 10 percent of the costs, so it could end up coming back more than this.”
Mayo said he did not have a set timeline for the completion of the project. He said once it starts, it should take about two months.