TVA/TDOT To Hold Public Meeting On Improvements To State Route 28
January 11, 2011
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — 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 www.tva.com/river/landandshore/sr_28.html. Comments or questions can be submitted to Anthony Summitt at firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for utility and business customers in most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia – an area of 80,000 square miles with a population of 9 million. TVA operates 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired power plants, three nuclear plants and 11 natural gas-fired power facilities that can produce about 34,000 megawatts of electricity, delivered over 16,000 miles of high-voltage power lines. TVA also provides flood control, navigation, land management and recreation for the Tennessee River system and works with local utilities and state and local governments to promote economic development across the region. TVA, which makes no profits and receives no taxpayer money, is funded by sales of electricity to its customers. Electricity prices in TVA's service territory are below the national average.
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000