Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will stop in Jackson Square Monday afternoon as part of a four-day tour of projects in East Tennsseee.
Schroer is scheduled to be at Big Ed’s Pizza in Jackson Square at 2:30 p.m. The square, Oak Ridge’s original commercial center, was recently awarded an $800,000 transportation enhancement grant for parking lots, sidewalks, benches, and bicycle racks.
During this week’s tour, Schroer, elected officials, and transportation officials will travel by bus to view TDOT projects currently under way and those listed on the department’s “Three Year Program.”
Schroer began his “TDOT Projects Tour” in TDOT’s Region One. The Region One Tour starts in Morgan County today and ends in Sullivan County on Thursday.
For more information on the “TDOT Projects Tour”, visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tour/.
Robert Humphries says
I just don’t see how State money from a TRANSPORTATION Dept. has anything to do with a City’s parking lots, benches, sidewalks, and bicycle racks. You mean they don’t have any TN roads that need repair with that money in these tight budget times? Same ‘ole Oak Ridge….gimme, gimme, gimme.
It also doesn’t help fix the dilapidated building with units that have the roof falling in! Where’s the code enforcement on that?
John Huotari says
Are you talking about the building section with the blue tarp on top?