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Cookeville Officials Meet With Blackburn Over TVA Tower

Cookeville officials met with Senator Marsha Blackburn to request support in having a TVA transmission tower at the intersection of Neal Street and South Jefferson Avenue moved. City Manager James Mills said Blackburn was receptive to helping the city resolve the issue. He said the location of the tower makes eastbound turns onto Neal Street challenging for tractor-trailers. He said ... Read More »

Sparta Considering Changes At Golden Mountain & Hale

The city of Sparta is working on a solution to a dangerous traffic pattern at the intersection of Golden Mountain Road and Hale Street. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said residents have planted trees that block the view of drivers coming around the curve to the intersection. He said one resident told him that turning onto the road is a game ... Read More »

TDOT Completes Paving For Baxter Intersection Traffic Light Project

The much anticipated improvement project at the Highway 70 and Highway 56 intersection in Baxter is substantially complete. TDOT Community Relations Office Rae Anne Bradley said all that remains are some minor work items. “There are some permanent signs that need to be replaced, and the city still has to inspect and accept the traffic signal that has been installed,” ... Read More »

Final Paving To Begin For Intersection Improvement In Baxter

Paving to begin next week for TDOT’s intersection improvement project in Baxter. Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said the final project would improve the safety of the Highway 70 and State Route 56 intersection. “The only remaining work once the paving is complete is to install the signal, some final striping and permanent stabilization of the dirt,” Bradley said. “The ... Read More »

Fuel Tanker Accident Causes Extended Livingston Road Closure

A single vehicle accident in Livingston has caused extended road closures at the intersection of Monterey Highway and Highway 111. Police Chief Greg Etheredge said a tanker truck carrying fuel ran off the Monterey Highway exit ramp and rolled over into the ditch line early Thursday morning. “We’re having a little fuel leakage from it,” Etheredge said. “And as a ... Read More »

Data Shows Highway 111, I-40 Intersection Traffic Lights Improved Safety

Last year’s installation of traffic lights at the Highway 111/I-40 intersection in Cookeville has increased safety. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 18 months before installation, the intersection saw 18 accidents with six ending in injury. Captain R.C Christian since the traffic lights became operational in June 2019, 15 wrecks have occurred with only two major injuries. “The severity and ... Read More »

Sparta’s Taft Church Road Work Added to Next Paving Cycle

Work on Sparta’s Taft Church Road/Highway 111 intersection is set to begin in next spring’s paving cycle. The T-DOT project would add a turn lane going North into the Walmart parking lot. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city will apply for the T-DOT permit sometime next year. “With all the other projects we had going on, we did not ... Read More »