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Crossville’s Northside Drive At 127 Closed Monday

Crossville’s Northside Drive will be closed at the intersection of Highway 127 beginning Monday morning as part of the US-127 improvement project. Drivers encouraged to use caution in this area as delays are expected. T-DOT said contract crews will be in place to move the construction forward. This portion of the project is for the updates of State Route 462 ... Read More »

Another Sunday Of I-40 Utility Work Set

Rolling roadblocks will again be used Sunday morning along I-40 through Putnam County. T-DOT reports road blocks from the 287 exit at South Jefferson Avenue to Exit 300 in Monterey from 6am-7am Sunday. Utility work will be done during the roadblocks. Drivers urged to use caution and delays are expected. Signage, queue trucks, and law enforcement will be present to ... Read More »

I-40 Delays Possible Early Sunday With Utility Work

Rolling roadblocks set for early Sunday morning on I-40 through Putnam County. The utility work will impact traffic from 6am-8am, according to T-DOT. The work will be done in both the east and westbound lanes of I-40 between mile markers 290 and 304. T-DOT said delays are expected. “Drivers are encouraged to use caution as they travel through this area,” ... Read More »

Monterey Truck Lane Included In New T-DOT 10-Year Plan

T-DOT included a $193 million project to build an Interstate 40 truck climbing lane between Cookeville and Monterey in its new ten-year plan, announced Monday morning. Work on the project would begin in 2029. T-DOT chose the project to “add capacity, address safety concerns, and serve freight movement to a section of rural interstate that can be difficult for trucks ... Read More »

T-DOT Outlines $230M In Improvements To Help 70-Corridor Traffic

A T-DOT study suggests $230 million in road improvements to Highway 70 between Baxter and Cookeville, as well as an extension of Tennessee Avenue. Putnam County Commissioners heard the results Monday night of a study conducted over the last year on growing congestion in the area. In addition to the 70-corridor, they focused on County Farm Road and Pippin Road, ... Read More »

Cookeville Trying To Change TVA Footprint At Jefferson And Neal

Cookeville pursuing an engineering study to see if the footprint of the TVA electrical structure at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Neal Street can be reduced. City Council will vote on a $30,000 deposit for the study Thursday night. TVA would study whether the transmission tower could be moved or reduced to a two-pole structure. Cookeville City Manager James ... Read More »

Gilbert: Cookeville Road Project Project Would Be A “Game Changer”

The idea of creating a new north-south roadway over Interstate 40 could help Cookeville get ahead of its increasing traffic problems. Cookeville City Council Member Chad Gilbert said a new Walnut Avenue overpass could give the city a needed option for north-south traffic. The idea presented by city officials to T-DOT leadership recently got Gilbert’s attention when it first came ... Read More »

Crossville’s Highway 1 Will Be Closed As Bridge Demolition Begins Monday

T-DOT will close a portion of State Route 1 through Crossville for a 13-month span beginning Monday morning. Contractors will demolish the old bridge over the Obed River, completing a new bridge by next November. Northside Drive will be used as a detour during the time period. Left turns from Sparta Drive onto Miller Avenue will also be closed. Work ... Read More »

Cumberland County Roads Getting An Additional $2M Investment From Commissioners

The Cumberland County Highway Department putting together a list of roads to prioritize improvements with an additional $2 million in spending this year. County Mayor Allen Foster said County Commissioners funded the one-time expenditure in this year’s budget discussions. “The commissioners really felt that it would be necessary, that there was a plan for that money, but they didn’t want ... Read More »

Heady: Mayors Conference About Education And Networking

Last week’s County Mayors Conference in Murfreesboro gave Upper Cumberland mayors updates on T-DOT’s increased road spending, reappraisal and how changes in the state education funding will impact county budgets. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said sometimes constituents do not understand why the elected official is out of the office for several days. But Heady said the networking and education ... Read More »