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10th Street Widening Phase 2 Underway

Utility work underway, the first stage in widening the next stretch of Cookeville’s 10th Street. In this phase, workers will convert the road to two lanes in each direction with a center-turn lane, from Old Kentucky Road to Fisk Road. Public Works Director Mary Beth Elrod said crews are relocating underground utilities, such as sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water. ... Read More »

Developer Appeal For An Additional On-Premise Sign Withdrawn

The developer of the Old Kentucky Road Commons has officially withdrawn the appeal over signage for a potential new Wendy’s location. The Cookeville Planning Commission denied the additional free-standing pole sign at the shopping development located on East 10th Street and Old Kentucky Road. Developer Wayne Cravens appealed to the Cookeville City Council, the protocol in such a circumstance. Cravens ... Read More »

Developer Asks For Delay In Wendy’s Signage Discussion At Old Kentucky

Cookeville City Council accepted a request Thursday night to postpone an appeals hearing on additional signage for the Old Kentucky Road shopping development. Developer Wayne Cravens had asked for the hearing after the Planning Commission denied an additional free standing pole sign for a proposed Wendy’s fast food location. “He is evaluating moving an approved monument sign for this development ... Read More »

Spot Safety Project Underway Along Putnam County’s Highway 70

Safety upgrades underway at the intersection of Hawkins Crawford Road and Plunk Whitson Road in Putnam County. Construction will take place intermittently over several weeks, during which flaggers and lane closures will be placed. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the construction is regarded as a Spot Safety project. “As part of this safety project, T-DOT will be ... Read More »

Two Bids Being Evaluated For 10th Street Widening Project Phase Two

The City of Cookeville is evaluating the two bids opened Thursday for phase two of the 10th Street widening project. City Manager James Mills said he was very pleased with both of the bids. Phase two carries five lanes from Old Kentucky Road to Fisk Road. Each bid packet is now being evaluated by the city’s engineers and will be ... Read More »

Bidding Opens For Phase Two Of Cookeville’s Tenth Street Project

Cookeville has acquired all the properties needed to begin the bidding process for construction on phase two of the Tenth Street expansion project. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the city officially acquired all land needed for construction through purchase and imminent domain. The next phase will increase lanes between Old Kentucky Road and Fisk Road. “We’ve had, as far ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Denies Reclassification Request On Old Kentucky

Cookeville Planning Commission denied a reclassification request Monday night that would have reclassified land near Food City to Planned Commercial Development. The lot on North Old Kentucky Road and East 10th Street is currently deemed appropriate for Low-Density residential development in Cookeville’s 2030 Plan. The commission heard almost an hour of public comment citing concerns about utilities, traffic, and commercial ... 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 »

White County’s First Roundabout Opens

White County’s first roundabout is open, replacing an intersection on Highway 136 North. The roundabout will provide access to Old Kentucky Road, Airport Road and South Cookeville Lane. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said he originally didn’t support the roundabout until T-DOT showed him the data compared to a four-way stop. “Your accidents in a roundabout are normally glancing ... Read More »