County Will Not Maintain Some Roads in Rutherford County - Ever Asked the Question "Why?" Interesting Reason...

County Will Not Maintain Some Roads in Rutherford County - Ever Asked the Question "Why?" Interesting Reason... | King Tucks Road, Road commission, Rutherford County Road Commission, Greg Brooks, Greg, Highway Department, Rutherford County Highway Department

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Some residents of Rutherford County still live on a gravel road, however the gravel has thinned over the years for homeowners like Billy Thompson. Thompson lives on King Tucks Road in the Leanna Community. Thompson told WGNS he talked to county officials about adding gravel to his road and they told him...

 

There are a number of things that must be done in order for roads like King Tucks Road to be approved for maintenance by the county. The first of many steps is to make sure the road is at least 20-feet wide and that it has 50-feet of “right-of-way” space on either side.

We spoke to Greg Brooks who is the Highway Superintendent for Rutherford County and he told us that his hands are tied at this point because King Tucks Road is not an approved road by the road commission. The Rutherford County Highway Department maintains roads which are listed in the Rutherford County Road Book. If a roadway is not listed in the book, it can not be worked on by the county highway department. In fact, it would be against the law for the county to maintain a road with tax dollars that is not approved by the road commission. There are close to 1,000 miles of roadway in the current county road book. 

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