Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Public Hearing Held on Road Extension

The city of Cookeville held a public hearing this week to discuss a proposed road project that will be getting underway this summer. A handful of residents who live near the West Cemetery Road extension showed up to comment on the project and ask questions. They say they want to be sure their properties are protected, especially from the expected increase in traffic and noise. The new road will be built on one side of a new school being built on the former Bullington farm on S. Jefferson Ave. But about half a dozen homes will also back up to the road. City officials say they plan to construct a tall earthen berm with trees on top of it to screen those homes from the road. Anyone with further questions about the project can call the city's public works department.