TDOT provides response to BSUD

BEAN STATION – After months of waiting, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) provided a response to Bean Station Utility District (BSUD) about a water drainage issue at the intersection of Hwy. 11W and Broadway Dr. that is causing flooding in a nearby neighborhood. 

TDOT provided the slope and pitch of the area to the utility, allowing BSUD engineer Matt Hatfield to begin preparing a plan to move a waterline in the project area. Once the waterline is moved, TDOT can begin working to place a fill line in an attempt to prevent flooding at the intersection. 

Commissioner Melissa Wells said she hopes the project works. BSUD Superintendent Jeff Atkins said he would make sure the utility doesn’t have to re-do this project. 

Atkins said from this point forward, BSUD will plan the cheapest and best route of action. He said he hopes to provide the board with an estimated total and a blueprint for the project by the next meeting. 

In other business the board approved the re-election of Lawrence Ritter as BSUD Chairman, Melissa Wells as Board Secretary and Keith Rich as Vice President.

The next BSUD meeting will be held Tuesday, March 9 at 2 p.m.