The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently visited Grundy County. In attendance were Commissioner John Schroer, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer Paul Degges, Regional Director Ray Rucker, a host of engineers and developers, Senator Janice Bowling, Representative Paul Sherrell, representatives of the South East Tennessee Development District, and Grundy County officials.
During the visit, there was a round table discussion and a tour of Grundy County’s state roadways. The purpose of this meeting was to bring to the forefront the road concerns of Grundy County. Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady, Sheriff Clint Shrum, and officials voiced the county’s concerns and the need to address these concerns for safe and functional roadways in Grundy County.
“The safety of our citizens is always the highest priority. Moving forward with our economic development, whether it be tourism, agriculture, or industry, our roadways are vital,” stated Brady. “We have been persistent, having had numerous correspondences and meetings in Nashville and Chattanooga. We will continue to impress upon TDOT our concerns regarding the State roadways in Grundy County.”