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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

La Vergne to pave bumpy roads

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LA VERGNE - One of the main roads leading into Lake Forest subdivision, home to more than 3,000 families, is scheduled for paving during the week of Oct. 29.

Additionally, the battered Chaney Road will be repaved immediately after the sidewalks are completed, weather permitting.

The sidewalk on Fergus Road was funded largely by a grant from Tennessee Department of Transportation, but the project has been on hold since 2000.

The sidewalk on Chaney Road was approved in 2006, with funding also coming from TDOT. Both grants were approved by an 80-20 percent ratio. The Fergus Road bid was $211,302.81 and the Chaney Road bid was $469,687.50, so the city of La Vergne will pay about $136,000.

Street Supervisor Garlon Russell had both streets on his list for paving but was waiting for the sidewalk projects to be completed first to keep from tearing up the new streets.

“Paving on Fergus will be done from where the sidewalk starts at Heritage Valley Park up to just before Murfreesboro Road,” Russell said. “When we get to Chaney and if the weather holds for us, we will pave about 600 feet of Old Nashville Highway, which will include that rough intersection. Then we will take the paving up Chaney Road to the LHS football field at the city line.”

Russell added Sanford Road will also be paved when the project is being done from Chaney Road to the back of Almondwood Place.

The sidewalk on Chaney Road is tentatively scheduled for completion on or about Nov. Tuesday, 13. Except for minor work, the Fergus Road sidewalk is done and will be formally opened Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting.

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