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No T-DOT Expansion Plan Movement for Cookeville’s Spring Street

T-DOT does not have any expansion plans in development for Cookeville’s Spring Street. Cookeville Officials expressed concerns about traffic issues at a recent work work session. Spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said there is no movement currently on a request sent from the city in 2019. “If people support this project then that would be good too,” Flynn said. “To just make sure ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Carrying The Torch Supporting Special Olympics

The Cookeville Police Department will carry the flame of hope Saturday during the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Lieutenant Anthony Leonard said this event is to support the Special Olympics. Leonard said that Cookeville Police are still looking for residents to sign up and join them on their 15.6 mile run. “The Special Olympics Tennessee is a movement that’s built on ... Read More »

Sparta Expects To Complete Gateway Monument Project By Late-Summer

Bids will go out for Sparta’s gateway monument project Monday in hope to complete the project by late-summer. This comes following approval from the board of mayor and aldermen Thursday night. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said there will be a recommendation of who to award the project to by Sparta’s next meeting on May 6. “We really don’t know what ... Read More »

Livingston Man Injured In Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-40

A Livingston man was injured Thursday morning when he collided with a tractor-trailer while merging onto Interstate 40. 20-year-old William Oliver of Livingston suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cookeville Regional. Oliver was merging onto the interstate from Highway 111. Oliver merged from the off-ramp into the right hand lane and then the left hand lane. He stuck a ... Read More »

Phase One Of 10th Street Project Aligned With Shopping Center Opening

Cookeville City Council will approve the first big step Thursday to move the 10th Street widening project forward. Council will approve contracts to begin the right of way acquisitions along 10th Street. Public Works Director Greg Brown said the project will be done in two phases, starting from Chocolate Drive to Wilson Avenue. “We’re trying to get that section complete, inline ... Read More »

Overton Will Explore Expansion For Ambulance Services

Overton County will look to expand its ambulance services building to add sleeping quarters for its growing staff. The county was considering a property swap, but the prospective location on Highway 111 was valued $365,000 higher than the current ambulance services property. County Executive Ben Danner said the county can pay for the expansion with $350,000 left over from the ... Read More »

White County Highway 135 Reopens With One Lane

A portion of Highway 135 in White County partially reopened due to a portion of roadway washing out. This is two miles west of Highway 111, near Milk Plant Road. T-DOT Spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the Bridge Inspection Team determined the concrete box culvert was having issues due to heavy rains. However, Flynn said that a temporary solution is on ... Read More »

Sparta Welcome Signs Moving To Bid Process

Sparta has cleared the last hurdle to begin the bid process for its gateway monument project. The two welcome signs will be erected on the north and south city limits along Highway 111. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city has signed a T-DOT maintenance agreement, which is the last step involving the state. “We hope to have the project ... Read More »

Byrdstown Conducting Study For HWY 111 Truck Lanes

Byrdstown will conduct a corridor study along Highway 111 through a T-DOT grant. Mayor Sam Gibson said adding truck lanes on the north side of Highway 111 is the main focus. “On the south side, we have truck lanes on both sides,” Gibson said. “And that makes it really good for people if you have a slow truck in front ... Read More »

Highway 111 Deli Feeding First Responders For Free

The Highway 111 Deli is offering free meals to any first responders in the Upper Cumberland. This comes after a long night of trying to restore power and mitigate weather effects on residents. Co-Manager Candice Threet said the deli saw several first responders this morning and the owner gave her the go ahead to feed them for free. “There was ... Read More »