Friday, June 4, 2010

Turning Lane Project Approved By City Council

The Cookeville city council has now authorized city manager Jim Shipley to acquire property needed for the addition of a turning lane at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Jackson Street. Shipley told council members that some additional right of way is needed to complete the project, and he says that while he is negotiating with property owners and believes the negotiation will be successful, he also needs the authorization to use eminent domain to acquire that right-of-way, if the parties cannot come to an agreed up price. City officials say Jackson Street at Walnut Avenue is one of the more dangerous intersections in town when it comes to accidents.