Joey Carmack, councilman representing Ward 1, said that he had received a lot of calls from citizens asking him about the disrepair of the road.
“Driving down Coles Ferry Pike, it is getting in bad shape,” said Carmack. “It’s getting to the point where there’s hardly any lines on the road. It’s becoming a danger, especially at night with the lack of the lines where they’re disappearing and the road condition getting as bad as it is as well. I know it’s on the paving plan for one year from now, two years from now.”
Lebanon Engineering Director Randy Laine said there is some state funding available that could speed up some of the scheduled repaving.
“The Coles Ferry section from Castle Heights out to the city limits qualified for some state funding, so we’ve got that in a project that should pave next summer,” said Laine. “If we’ve got issues that we feel are significant between now and then, if we need to do some temporary brushing up of the striping and stuff we can look at that. I’ll get out there one evening and take a look at that.”
Other items discussed included the ordinance to support the Leeville Pike and improvements to the Crowell Lane intersection being placed on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Plan.
According to Public Works Commissioner Jeff Baines, this ordinance doesn’t actually fund the project; rather, it places the project on a list of projects to be looked at in the future.