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Putnam School Bus Garage Project Stalls As Bids Come In Over Budget

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to put the county’s new School bus Garage and County Transportation Facility on hold. Bids came in almost three times higher than expected. Only two bidders brought proposals to the county with the low bid at $15.7 million. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the project budget stood at around $5 million. “I think ... Read More »

No Trash November Includes Citywide Litter Cleanups Saturday

The Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission will host a Clean up Cookeville event Saturday. Clean Commission Executive Director Teresa Jackson said the event is part of Nobody Trashes Tennessee month, a month-long initiative hosted by T-DOT. The clean-up will focus on the stretch of road from Jefferson Avenue to Spring Street. Jackson said litter is a major health risk ... Read More »

T-DOT Working Through Jefferson Ave. Widening Project Delays

Utility relocations are currently underway for T-DOT’s Jefferson Avenue widening project stretching from I-40 to Highway 111. Communications Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said that includes electric, fiber, gas, water, and sewer. She said that part of the work is moving from south to north of the project. “Some stream relocations, construction of box culverts, and drainage installation work are ... Read More »

Cookeville Rescue Mission Working Around S. Jefferson Expansion Project

Work on Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue expansion has created some issues for Cookeville Rescue Mission’s day-to-day operations. Executive Director Bruce Bailey said they were made aware T-DOT had plans to expand the road around three years ago. He said it is only in the last few weeks that the work has started to have an impact, namely the mud at its ... Read More »

Habitat Restore Pauses In-Person Donations To Prepare For New Location

The Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity Restore pausing in-person donations as the organization works towards opening its new location. Habitat’s Jennifer Olsen said donations should resume once the Jefferson Avenue location opens. “We’re trying to get everything moved and organized over at the new location,” Olsen said. “The amount of drop-offs that we generally have over there it was just ... Read More »

Jefferson Avenue Widening Project Slightly Behind Schedule

Work on the Jefferson Avenue widening project in Cookeville will continue through the cold season. That is according to TDOT Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley. Bradley said utility relocation and grading for the new roadways will be the majority of work. “This project is a little bit behind schedule due to material shortages,” Bradley said. “Those materials have been delivered, ... Read More »

Cookeville BZA To Consider Variances For Speedway On Jefferson Ave.

The process to build a Speedway on Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue set to continue. Cookeville’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request at its Thursday night meeting that will allow developers to continue work. Planning Director Jon Ward: “A variance request has a 12-month period, you either have to obtain your building permit to move forward with construction or ... Read More »

Cookeville City Manager Says Jefferson Ave Expansion Delays Were Expected

Cookeville City Manager James Mills said he is disappointed to hear there are delays in the Jefferson Avenue widening project. However, Mills said this is to be expected with a major project like this. Mills said that with project pushed 2022, he will be happy just to see work begin. “The planning process started more than 20 years ago,” Mills ... Read More »

Jefferson Avenue Widening Construction Expected In Early, Mid-2022

Dirt will not start moving on the Jefferson Avenue widening project until 2022. T-DOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the department is still in the property acquisition phase and bids are expected to open in late-summer or fall. Flynn said that once a contract is awarded, utilities must be relocated. That could take six months. “It just depends on how many ... Read More »