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Bids In For Windle Bridge Replacement; Fall Start Date

Overton County is a step closer to replacing a bridge in the Windle community through TDOT’s High Priority Bridge Program. Overton County Highway Department Administrative Director Darwin Clark said the bridge that travels over the Roaring River is one of three that T-DOT identified for the program. He said Jones Brothers Contractors submitted the lowest of six bids at some ... Read More »

Proposed Willow Roundabout Brings Questions

A T-DOT proposal to construct a roundabout at the intersection of University Drive and North Willow Avenue, drawing mixed reviews from local leaders. The proposal discussed at Thursday’s Joint Economic Development Board meeting. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said it may be the biggest roundabout he has ever seen. “It’s going to have, of course, all of this is preliminary, ... Read More »

Bids Under Budget For Cookeville Gateway Signs

Bids came in under budget for Cookeville’s Monument sign project in partnership with Tennessee Tech. Economic and Community Development Director Jon Ward said a bid of some $720,000 for two signs sits in the ballpark of the original estimated project cost. He said that price would be split with Tennessee Tech. Ward said the signs will be installed at I-40 ... Read More »

T-DOT Acquiring Land From Cumberland Near Obed

T-DOT is acquiring a small strip of land from Cumberland County next to Obed River Park and the nearby bridge on Highway 70N. County Mayor Allen Foster said they will have to rebuild a section of Obed River Park’s fence to account for the new property lines. Foster said T-DOT is paying the county $36,000 for the fencing work. “It’s ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Project Without T-DOT

Cookeville considering taking on a project to add sidewalks along 12th Street without additional help from T-DOT. City Manager James Mills said the state approved Cookeville for a $1 million grant several years ago. He said as costs have risen and timelines have been extended in similar projects like the Spring Street sidewalk project, the city may be able to ... Read More »

South Jefferson Sewer Rehab $188K Over Original Cost

Cookeville City Council approved a change order of some $188,000 to the South Jefferson Avenue sewer rehab project. Water and Sewer Quality Control Director Barry Turner said the change pushes the final cost of the project over $2 million. He said the project improved water and sewer lines from I-40 to the Putnam County Courthouse. “This project ran into a ... Read More »

Bockman Way Building Emergency Case, Sparta To Take Bids

Sparta Aldermen declared the crumbling building at 33 West Bockman Way an emergency case, clearing the way for the demolition of the building. Codes Officer Mike O’Neal said the city has given the building owner two weeks over the sixty days to take action required by city ordinance. O’Neal said neither the city nor T-DOT has any record of the ... Read More »

New Development Proposed Off Highway 70 Outside Baxter

Putnam County Planning Commission got its first look Tuesday night at a 106-lot residential development planned just outside Baxter. Planning Director Kevin Rush said the 55-acre lot sits between Prosperity Point and Laffew Road, off Highway 70. He said rather than a septic system, developers plan to install a step system for decentralized sewer. He said developers will have to ... Read More »

Dekalb, Smith Route 141 Set For Extended Closure

State Route 141 in DeKalb and Smith Counties will be closed for an extended period after heavy rains last week caused a road slide. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Rae Anne Bradley said some 100 feet of road was damaged last Thursday and the road was completely closed on Friday. She said an inner retaining wall will have to be constructed ... Read More »

South Jefferson Widening Running Months Behind

Cookeville’s South Jefferson Avenue widening project stands at least one-year behind the original timeline set for the project. The project was originally scheduled for completion in September, 2024. T-DOT Regional Communications Officer Rae Anne Bradley said the contractor had requested a 146-day extension back in 2022. Now, the work is some eight months behind that completion date. “Some current work ... Read More »