NASHVILLE — State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) said today that he is very pleased that road repairs in the Narrows of the Harpeth State Park in Cheatham County are included in the state’s appropriations bill adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives today. Amendment two in the budget sets aside $35,000 for the Tennessee Department of Transportation to make repairs to the road.
“This is great news,” said Sen. Roberts, who filed an appropriations amendment in the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee asking lawmakers to fund the project. “This will help fix the road for the benefit of local residents and park visitors.”
The road was washed out in May 2010 due to flooding. Repairs made after the flood were inadequate causing the road to further erode.
“This road is well used,” added Roberts. “The park is becoming increasingly popular with visitors, which boosts our local economy. However, the road is so deteriorated that it has a negative impact on people using it. I am very pleased that we were able to get these funds for repairs in the budget and am looking forward to seeing it fixed.”