|Mayor Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Chilhowee Drive
| February 20, 2007 -
Mayor Bill Haslam presided over a ribbon cutting celebration for the
city's Chilhowee Drive Sidewalk Project Tuesday near the entrance
to Holston Middle School.
Joining the mayor in cutting the ribbon were City Councilman Mark
Brown, Town Hall East President Sharon Davis, Holston Middle School
Principal Tom Brown and several members of the school's Beta Club.
Mayor Haslam, Vice Mayor Mark Brown, Town Hall East President Sharon
Davis, Holston Middle School Principal Tom Brown and Beta Club Students
participate in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new Sidewalk Project
on Chilhowee Drive.
|The $444,517 project connected an existing section
of sidewalk along N. Chilhowee Drive from near the Interstate 40 overpass
some 580 linear feet to the entrance of Holston Middle School.
Prior to the project's completion in late November students walking
to school from the Chilhowee Hills neighborhood walked along the side
of the busy street, and sometimes in it, to reach their destination.
As part of the project an existing slab bridge over a tributary of
Love's Creek had to be widened to accommodate the sidewalk and 700
linear feet of water lines and 200 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines
had to be relocated.
The mayor told the group that one of the main requests the city receives
is for more sidewalks. The city often focuses sidewalk construction
efforts in areas around schools.
There are plans for upcoming sidewalk projects near Austin-East High
School and Central High School.
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