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HWY 127 Corridor Widening From Crossville To Jamestown Starting

Work has started on improvements and widening of the Highway 127 corridor between Crossville and Jamestown. T-DOT Spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said utility relocation has begun in Cumberland County to widen 4.9 miles from north of I-40 to Potato Farm Road for $62.9 million dollars. Flynn said there are seven individual widening projects included. “The need is very apparent in the ... Read More »

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 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 »

T-DOT Expects HWY 56 Overpass To Reopen Tuesday

T-DOT expects to have the Highway 56 Overpass at the Smithville exit open on Tuesday. T-DOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said that crews are installing traffic control barriers on the overpass today, allowing for two narrowed lanes on the overpass. Flynn said that only one outer beam was damaged and all temporary repairs should finish this week. “As an additional safety ... Read More »

T-DOT Answers Rep. Weaver’s Call To Study HWY 70 At Liberty

T-DOT has responded to Representative Terri Lynn Weaver’s request to evaluate a flood prone portion of Smithville’s Highway 70. Weaver drafted a letter this week to the state voicing concerns of hydroplaning in the Liberty area. Weaver said road crews were on the scene Wednesday to begin a study. “I got a call from my road superintendent, and he called ... 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 »

Carr Creek Bridge Expected To Complete May 31

Overton County acknowledged the receipt for $700,000 borrowed for the Carr Creek Bridge Project Monday night. County Commissioner and Highway Department Administrative Director Darwin Clark said the $2.2 million bridge is going to be fully reimbursed. Clark said crews are working five days a week to have the project finished by May 31. “Between September and May has not been ... Read More »

T-DOT Repaving 22 Miles In Putnam, White Co.

About 22 miles of state routes along the Putnam and White County line will be resurfaced this summer. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Jennifer Flynn said the first contract focuses on Highway 111. “It is a slightly over two mile section of State Route 111 that will be resurfaced from the White County line to north of State Route 136,” Flynn ... 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 »