The Tennessee Department of Transportation meeting that was held Oct. 4 at Seymour High School generated enough attention for a court reporter to compile the comments of any resident willing to express a concern regarding the approaching Chapman Hwy. project. However, those comments would not be available until one month later and the Herald has now obtained the information.
The meeting, which was concerned with the proposed widening of Chapman Hwy. from State Route 35 and 338 to the intersection at Macon Ln. was met with mixed reception.
“I don’t see why you have to move the road over towards us,” said Seymour resident Fred Bales. “There is an existing right-of-way on both sides of the road, and that’s not right.”
Fred Miller of TDOT Design Division responded to Bales’ concern and said since the roadway is not able to be lowered the widening cannot be symmetrical and therefore will cause the project to shift to the other side of the road.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.