Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sinkhole on Highway 111

Sinkhole on Highway 111A sinkhole formed on Highway 111 in the northbound lane near the intersection of Red Hill Road last week. A Tennessee Department of Transportation dump truck containing 22 tons of big rock was used to fill in sinkhole which was approximately 14 feet deep and 10 feet wide. TDOT workers had the hole filled and the road repaired within a few hours.
According to TDOT Operations District Assistant John Reagan, the bids for the 2014 projects are in and several areas of Highway 111 will be resurfaced. After the recent opening of the new section of Highway 127 in Kentucky that joins into Highway 111, the area in Static is still under construction and is to be completed soon.
The portion of Highway 111 starting in front of the Dairy Queen continuing for about three miles south is scheduled to be resurfaced. That section of the road was supposed to have been part of a special pavement preservation to last for eight years which was completed from a company out of Michigan.
Unfortunately, it didn't hold up like it was supposed to and that type of micro-resurfacing hasn't been used here in Pickett County since.

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