This site will post communications directed to the Roane Community Advisory Group (CAG) as they are received in order to keep the community affected by the TVA ash dike failure fully informed.

General information regarding the CAG and relevant public documents are posted at the CAG website.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group October 14, 2010

To the Roane County Community Advisory Group
October 14, 2010

Bridge and Underpass Construction
The bridge and underpass construction on Swan Pond Circle Road are now scheduled for completion the week of November 1, 2010.  The concrete for the approach slabs to the bridge will be poured this week. The sides of the bridge are scheduled to be poured on Thursday, October 21, and the initial asphalt layer on the bridge approach will also be poured next week.  For a few days after opening the bridge for public use, it may be restricted to one lane of traffic while workers complete utility installation.

Vehicle Safety in Work Zones
TVA has received a number of complaints from residents and workers about speeding and careless driving in work zones along Swan Pond Road and Swan Pond Circle Road.  The speed limit in work zones is posted at 15 miles per hour.  We appreciate the patience of residents while we work to restore the areas impacted by the ash spill and ask that travelers drive safely and be especially diligent where workers are present and flaggers strive to keep traffic moving.  It is our goal to restore the roadways, but the safety of our employees and the public is our first priority.

Ash Shipments
We continue to load and ship ash to Alabama.  To date, 371 railcars have been loaded and approximately 3.6 million tons of ash have been transported to Alabama.  Shipments of time critical ash are scheduled to be finished before the end of this year.

Skimmer Wall Reconstruction
The concrete pour for the first of three caissons for the reconstruction of the Skimmer Wall is complete.  The original skimmer wall was destroyed during the ash spill.   Completion is scheduled for mid-December, 2010.

Update on Utility Installation and Enhancements
Installation of offsite utilities is 98% complete.  All service connections to customers have been completed and the water turned on.  After completion of the bridge and underpass the installation of the remaining utilities will be completed.

If you have any questions, please call Katie Kline or me at 865-806-7688.

Jane Greenwalt
Project Manager, Community Outreach
Tennessee Valley Authority
Kingston Ash Recovery Project
Office:  865.717.1645
Cell:  865.806.7688

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