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Sparta Moving Forward With Right Turn On Taft Church Rd

Sparta finalizing designs to add a right turn lane coming out of Walmart onto Highway 111. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the permit process with T-DOT should begin when the plans are complete. “Preliminary drawings have been submitted to T-DOT,” Hennessee said. “They have come back and asked for some revisions to be made. Those have been passed along to ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Updated E. Spring Street Sidewalk Project Contract

Cookeville City Council approved Thursday night to rescind the city’s current contract for work on the East Spring Street Sidewalk Project. Public Works Director Greg Brown said that construction costs and delays have forced the city to split the project into phases, rendering the most recently approved contract ineffective. Council then approved a contract that applies to just Phase I ... Read More »

T-DOT Anticipates Cookeville To Gain Urban Designation

T-DOT has preemptively added Cookeville in its budget to gain urban transit status in 2023. Now they await federal government approval. Cookeville was listed in T-DOT’s annual three-year transportation program released Thursday. The status means the city would be eligible for federal transit funding. Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning Preston Elliot said the state department waits for final census ... Read More »

UC Right-Of-Way Acquisitions Part Of State’s Transportation Improvement Plan

Two Upper Cumberland right-of-way acquisitions are part of the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan released Thursday. The two projects are the only major T-DOT projects planned across the region between 2023 and 2025, according to the plan. One of the projects will be in Clay County, where right-of-way acquisition is on the agenda in 2023 from Kyle Street to existing State ... Read More »

Pothole Issues On Tennessee Ave. Could Be Addressed Through T-DOT Partnership

Some Cookeville residents concerned about potholes along the southern portion of Tennessee Avenue. Council Member Eric Walker said construction traffic around several new projects are likely part of the problem. “The biggest thing is is that we’re seeing a lot of potholes,” Walker said. “That was an older road that wasn’t really initially built for that kind of truck traffic ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider T-DOT Contract To Help With Tennessee Ave. Paving

Improvements to a portion of Tennessee Avenue are being considered as part of the new FedEx ground facility and a new Ready Mix facility. The city of Cookeville is considering an agreement with TDOT to widen the lines in the area and widen the lanes in the area, and widen the shoulders, according to City Manager James Mills. “With the ... Read More »

UCRA Selected In T-DOT Paving Preservation Plan To Repair Runways

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport one of 21 airports statewide benefiting from a T-DOT asphalt preservation plan. Manager Dean Selby said the project will strip, reseal and stripe runways, aprons and taxiways. “Last year, T-DOT went through and they did a pavement assessment with all the airports and they categorized them in terms of the least important to the most ... Read More »

Celina Truck Route Clears T-DOT Environmental Study

T-DOT has completed the required environmental study to create a truck route around Celina. That is according to Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan. Reagan said the proposed route would start at the end of the State Route 52 bridge near Kyle Street. “It looks like the possibility of that happening is very promising,” Reagan said. “First thing it would be ... Read More »

T-DOT Right-Of-Way Plan For Portobello Complete

T-DOT has completed the right-of-way plan for the Portobello project in Baxter. Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the final plan will need local funding before being shared with Baxter. “Once we have that approval, the right-of-way acquisition process and utility coordination process can begin,” Bradley said. “The acquisition process for this project involves 11 different tracts and should ... Read More »

Sparta Gains Grant Funding For Million Dollar Sidewalk Project

T-DOT has awarded Sparta a $950,000 multimodal access grant to improve sidewalks along Spring Street. Mayor Jeff Young said new sidewalk will stretch from Bockman Way to Turntable Road. “This project does take a long time,” Young said. “We’ve been granted the funds. The paperwork process I’ve got a stack of documents we’ll have to sign to get everything in ... Read More »