Monday July 13, 2009
Contact City Council Today
The Chamber's Board of Directors discussed the widening of State Routes 58 and 95 at their July board meeting. We urge you to contact City Council and express your opposition to Option 1 and your support for Council's preference between Options 2 & 3. Click here to e-mail Council. This is imperative, we believe, to the economic future of our community and to continued progress on Oak Ridge's westend.
The widening of State Routes 58 and 95 leading westward on the Oak Ridge Turnpike has been our Chamber's top transportation priority for several years. The final phase, which would widen State Route 95 from Route 58 to near Westover Drive, is scheduled for bidding in September. Recently, the City Council and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) have received communications from citizens concerned about possible adverse impacts to their neighborhoods. TDOT has given City Council unitl July 15 to provide written confirmation of Council's preferred course of action. Council has been asked to choose between three options. The are:
Council will convene for a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13 in the Municipal Building Courtroom. At that time we anticipate formal Council action regarding these three options.
Please act today!
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors