Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cookeville To Update Waterlines During Bridge Work

The city of Cookeville will be taking advantage of an already-scheduled bridge replacement contract east of town to do some upgrades to its waterlines in the area. Water Department Director Ronnie Kelly says the road department is replacing the bridge over the Falling Water River on Poplar Grove Road. Kelly says that he has met with the county's engineer and road supervisor to incorporate that work into the bridge construction project. He says it makes sense, in the long range planning for the area, to go ahead and upgrade the lines. The city has agreed to pay a pro-rated share of the cost of up to $140,000.