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New Stop Signs On Algood’s Main Street Making Positive Impact

New four-way stops along Algood’s Main Street appear to be working to lower speeds in the area. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said the four-way stops at 4th Avenue as well as at 2nd Avenue have done just what the city had hoped. He said the changes took residents some getting used to, but the Police Department has prioritized education ... Read More »

Road Conditions Improved Tuesday, Extreme Caution Urged Until AM

Sunshine showed its power Tuesday though temperatures never got much about 18 degrees across the Upper Cumberland as the dig out begins from the Sunday-Monday storm. “We’ve actually been pretty pleasantly surprised today with the thawing that we’ve seen on the main roads,” Putnam County Emergency Management Director Brandon Smith said. “A lot of the side roads are still snow ... Read More »

Pickett Commissioners Asking For T-DOT Assistance For 111 Turn Lanes

The Pickett County Commissioners expressed concern Monday night about the state of traffic safety along Highway 111, with the need for additional turning lanes discussed. Multiple officials shared the need for more turning lanes during the meeting, citing intersections that have had dangerous or even fatal accidents in the area. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said he met with T-DOT about ... Read More »

Work Remains To Better Market Cookeville’s Lemon Farris Industrial Site

Cookeville continues to market the Lemon Farris site off Highway 111 to prospective industries, but Community Development Director Jon Ward said more work will be done in the months to come. “The grant is still open,” Ward said. “We have not completed the work yet, the due diligence work on the site, but we hope to have that completed very ... Read More »

HWY 111 Cookeville Travel Center Set To Open This Month

The Highway 111 Cookeville Travel Center is set to open by the end of this month. Director of Operations David McCormick said major construction is complete as contractors finish minor details. “Hopefully by the end of the week, we will have our certificate of occupancy, so we can start bringing in merchandise and getting vendors in to set things up,” ... Read More »

Sparta Tree Board To Present HWY 111 Landscaping Project To TDOT

The Sparta Tree Board has the preliminary design prepared for a $30,000 landscaping project coming to the main off ramps on Highway 111. Board Member Donna Fare said the next step is to present the plans to TDOT for approval. “We would like to have everything finalized so that we can plant in the late fall and other plants in ... Read More »

Residents Express Concern About Rezoning Of Cookeville’s Lovelady Road Property

A potential 300-lot subdivision on Lovelady Road on Highway 111 near South Jefferson Avenue drew the ire of residents at a Monday night Cookeville Planning Commission meeting. The Commission voted 7-2 in favor of rezoning some 107-acres from low-density to high-density residential. Resident David King said that he’s considered about what traffic will look like if the potential 300-home subdivision ... Read More »

Byrdstown Considering Pump Station For Interested Developers

Byrdstown has two parties interested in developing near Highway 111, but a pump station will be required to accommodate the growth. The most expensive part to provide water already exists, an unused line that stretches to the site. Mayor Sam Gibson said spending about $30,000 for a pump station would be a small price considering the possible return in taxes. ... Read More »

Lettering On Sparta Gateway Monuments Completed, Project Reaching End

Those driving to Sparta on Highway 111 will notice progress on new welcome signs while entering the city limits. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said even though the lettering is up on the gateway monuments, a few parts of the project remain. “The only thing that we are lacking now are the lights and the concrete pedestal mounts for the lights,” ... Read More »

All Livingston Water Pressure Issues Should Be Resolved Monday

Livingston residents can expect all water pressure issues to be resolved on Monday. Mayor Curtis Hayes said a 12 inch water line burst along Highway 111 on Sunday morning causing outages and low pressure. Hayes said no residents should be without water or experiencing low pressure by the end of business hours. “When you have a 12 inch main line ... Read More »