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Downtown Traffic Study, 2030 Update Part Of Year’s Work

The Cookeville Planning Commission has its plan for the new year including a new study on downtown parking. The Commission’s Annual Report and Program Design for 2024 includes updating the city’s 2030 plan, conducting a study on the parking requirements in the city’s downtown, and studying stand-alone residential and mixed-use development within commercial zones in the city. Community Development Director ... Read More »

Livingston Highway Slide Repaired, Roadway Reopened

T-DOT crews have completed repairs to Livingston Highway north of Monterey after a rockslide. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the slide occurred due to terrain beneath the road failing after a long period of settling. She said T-DOT brought in an outside firm to complete the repairs using a soil nail wall. “That uses steel anchor nails ... Read More »

Robinson: Annual Railroad Funding Needed From State

No railroad funding in the new state budget a concern to White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. Robinson chairs the Tri-County Railroad Authority. He said funding for railroad maintenance has become hard to come by. Robinson said Governor Bill Lee gave $85 million for railroads in 2019, but that funding is set to run out next year. “With it not ... Read More »

Cookeville Applying For Grant To Better Plan Paving Needs

Cookeville will apply for a T-DOT Community Transportation Planning Grant to better plan the city’s street paving needs. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the city could receive up to $200,000. He said the grant will allow the city to see which roads need work done the most, and in what order that work should happen. “This would be an ... Read More »

Traffic Study Could Be Coming For Highway 70/136 Intersection In White

Growing concerns about traffic and accidents at the O.T. Jones Crossroads in White County could lead to a traffic study. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the intersection at Highway 70 and Highway 136 has been busy for years. He said with the county growing and businesses opening near the intersection, safety and traffic flow becomes a bigger concern. “That’s ... Read More »

Monterey To Negotiate Contract With Possible Engineering Consultant

Monterey Aldermen approved city officials Monday night to begin negotiating a contract with a potential consultant for infrastructure projects. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the projects are part of a T-DOT Tap grant. Cleary said the negotiation process is a requirement of the grant that must be followed per T-DOT’s rules, stopping the city from automatically using its usual engineers. ... Read More »

This Week: Overton Commissioners Consider Lawsuit Settlement

This week the Overton County Commission will consider a settlement counter offer for a lawsuit against the county. The Hargis Vs. Overton County lawsuit came after a man passed away in the custody of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department and the cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation. The commission will also consider a resolution that would allow a ... Read More »

Mills Cautions Much Work Ahead, But T-DOT Funding Will Impact City

Cookeville City Manager James Mills said he is excited about the $322 million in road improvements set to be funded by T-DOT for Cookeville and Putnam County. But Mills said T-DOT has not shared the specifics of the plan released Monday. The project list released Monday an upgrade to the Interstate 40/Jefferson Avenue interchange. Mills said he is hopeful that ... Read More »

Porter: I-40 Truck Lane Biggest Citizen Request In Transportation Arena

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the T-DOT addition of a Monterey Mountain climbing lane to its ten-year project plan means improved safety. Porter said congestion and danger on that stretch of Interstate 40 was the number one response on a citizens survey sent out by the Putnam County Transportation Committee. “We have so many accidents on Monterey Mountain,” Porter ... Read More »

Cookeville Hires Billings As New Economic Development & Grant Coordinator

Cookeville’s Community Development Department has a new Economic Development and Grants Coordinator in Matt Billings. Community Development Director Jon Ward said Billings takes over an expanded position following the retirement of Melinda Keifer in 2022. Ward said Keifer has been retained as a part-time consultant to help smooth the transition, but Billings is getting up to speed in his new ... Read More »