Sen. Southerland announces approval of five Cocke County bridge projects

September 11, 2009

Sen. Southerland announces approval of five Cocke County bridge projects

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 11, 2009 – Local State Senator Steve Southerland today announced that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has approved five bridge rehabilitation projects in Cocke County.  The funds for the projects were on the Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Bond Program’s phase 1 selection list announced by TDOT today.

“We are very pleased that these projects have been approved,” said Senator Southerland who is Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  “All of these bridge repair projects are needed to keep our road system safe.”

The projects include rehabilitation of two bridges on 1-40 in the Eastbound lane over the Pigeon River, the bridge on 1-40 over Branch at LM 2.4, and on SR-9/US-25W (E Broadway) over the French Broad River and Southern Railway.  It also includes the replacement of the bridge on SR-107 over Dry Ford Creek.

“We will continue to work hard to see that improvements are made to our road system in Cocke County for the safety of our citizens,” Southerland concluded.

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