Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady updated residents on some of the road projects that are con-tinuing throughout the county. Brady offered cautious optimism that the projects appeared on track to meet their original completion dates.
The bridge work continues on US 108 and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The bridge has undergone much needed structural repairs. Over the last month-and-a-half, the bridge has been reduced to one lane or even temporarily closed altogether to make sure the repairs could be com-pleted.
The survey work has begun on widening State Road 50 coming off from Pelham Mountain. The project work will likely not be completed until the spring given the asphalt plants shut down for the colder months. However, local residents can take solace in the fact that the project is underway.
The county is a step closer to getting a turn lane installed in Gruetli-Laager as the county has petitioned the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Brady cautioned that this too could be a long process given there would need to be considerations for acquiring right-of-way clearance for the potentially widened road as well as move some utilities.
The county continues to improve the trash convenience centers through the administration of grant money to provide concrete pads to improve stability and access to the entry path to the disposal point. The reopening of the Beersheba Springs center is “imminent” and the Coalmont center will be closed through Tuesday or Wednesday of the week of the 26th.