Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cookeville Road Project Up For Approval

The proposed extension of West Cemetery Road -- from South Willow to South Jefferson Avenue -- could take another step forward this evening as the Cookeville city council meets. The council is scheduled to award the bid for that road construction project, which is being undertaken in conjunction with the construction of a new elementary school being built in the same area. Officials also say the proposed new road is part of their long range transportation plan to provide an east-west corridor through the portion of town that is located south of I-40. Although weather delays may impact the schedule, the school is expected to be ready to open for class by next fall, and school officials hope to use the new road as one of their access points to the school. Also tonight, the council will consider amending the municipal code as it relates to the business tax; they'll discuss several ongoing projects of the water and sewer department; and they'll consider approval of yet another acquisition of property near the campus of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The meeting begins tonight at six.