Why Is TDOT Taking So Long To Widen Shallowford Road?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

As a resident of East Brainerd who needs to utilize Shallowford Road in order to get home, I must say it is a total mess.  TDOT has been trying to widen Shallowford since 2011 on roughly just about one mile's worth of road.   First we get Winter 2012 as a finish, followed by Labor Day 2013.  Next was Thanksgiving 2013, and now there is no reasonable end in sight as Valentines Day is almost upon us.   

While waiting on the traffic that backs up on Shallowford every day, I spied a TDOT worker close by to my vehicle.   I swear on everything that is holy when I say that he was literally leaning on a shovel and texting on his phone.   I rolled down my window and asked if he knew when the road project would be finished.  All I got out of him was," Easter or maybe summer sometime."

Does anyone know why it is taking close to three plus years to finish a mile's worth of road?

Billy Thomas
East Brainerd

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