Money to pay for a resurfacing of chug hole riddled Stinking Creek Road is coming from The Improve Act. It’s the act passed last year that increased the state tax on gasoline and a hike in the wheel tax fee with those dollars earmarked for roadway improvement in Tennessee.
Paul Degges is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Engineer for the State of Tennessee, and he was among the dignitaries addressing the large audience Tuesday morning at the Stanfield Church of God Family Life Center. He received a standing ovation when he was introduced.
L-R Dennis Powers, Delmus Bruce, Ken Yager, Paul Degges, Ron Dilbeck, Jim Henry, and Ann Ayers-Colvin. The big sign was signed by all in attendance of Tuesday’s announcement.
Degges told the crowd comprised of people with a vested interest in the Stinking Creek Community and Stinking Creek Road that work to bring them a good surface and safer road will begin in the spring of 2019. He estimates that once work begins, it’ll take 20-30 days worth of work to complete the effort.
The project is expected to have a price tag of between 1.2 and 1.3 million dollars to resurface the entire 17.5 mile long SC Road. Senator Ken Yager, who along with Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck spearheaded this undertaking, emphasizing that “no local dollars will come from Campbell County to get this long awaited job done.” It was pointed out that Governor Haslam was quite involved in this project.
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“Stinking Creek Road is a job creating corridor for Campbell County, said Degges. He went on to say that wear and tear on your vehicle while traveling this road is real money when it comes to repair costs for a car.
Degges expects the project to be bid out soon, and given that winter is not far away, work on Stinking Creek Road will begin in the spring of 2019.
He adds that this is a partnership between Campbell County and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/22/2018-6AM)