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TVA/TDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Improvements to State Route 28

CROSSVILLE -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20, to receive comments on the impact to historic properties from the proposed widening of state Route 28 in Crossville.

The state transportation department plans to widen state Route 28 (U.S. Highway 127) from south of Saw Mill Road to Hayes Street/Cleveland Street in Crossville.

The public meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST at the Art Circle Library, Cumberland Room A, 3 East St., Crossville, Tenn.

The proposed construction includes channel and stream relocations, a new culvert installation, modification of existing culverts, utility line crossings and relocations, and permanent and temporary wetland impacts.

TVA, in consultation with the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office, has determined the project has some adverse affects on historic properties. As a federal permitting agency, TVA must comply with requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act.

TDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project ,and TVA staff will provide information on the permitting process and compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Large maps showing the project will be on display at the meeting.

An Historical/Architectural Assessment completed by TDOT can be viewed at Comments or questions can be submitted to Anthony Summitt at; or Anthony Summitt, TVA, 106 Tri-Cities Business Park Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37615; or (423) 467-3811.

All written comments must be received by Feb. 4, 2011. Any written comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and available for public inspection.

Published January 12, 2011

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