The paving project, decades in the making, began last week.  On Saturday, Senator Ken Yager visited Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck and took a trip down Stinking Creek Road.TOP PHOTO:  Senator Ken Yager (L) and Road Super Ron Dilbeck take a close look at a portion of the new pavement.

The pot holes, broken pavement, faded lines and years of need for paving are finally getting much needed attention.

The 17-mile road that runs from Highway 25W to I-75 now has 10-miles, of one side of the two-lane road, paved. 

Dilbeck points out that crews with Rogers Group, working through the Tennessee Department of Transportation, are averaging about three-miles of progress a day.

Jackie McCullah, above and below, spoke to Dilbeck and Yager as they surveyed Stinking Creek Road on Saturday.  The 76-year old McCullah expressed his appreciation for the road being paved.  He said, except for a short time in La Follette, he’s always lived right here along SCR.

It was in the spring of 2016 when Dilbeck first approached Yager for help in getting Stinking Creek Road paved.  Yager credits the “Improve Act” for making the paving possible.  The act is the tax that was recently added to the state tax on gasoline.

Dilbeck (L) explains to Yager (R) that there is one curve that was so bad, traffic had made a path off the road around it.

Tentative plans for a ribbon cutting once the paving project is completed are set for May.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/25/2019-6AM)

One Reply to “‘I thoroughly enjoyed this (seeing paving on SC Road)’ – Senator Ken Yager”

  1. Trina Baird is the one that helped get the Stinking Creek Road paved! She attended endless county commissioners meeting where Dilbeck wasn’t even present. She is the one that gets the credit for our pavement on Stinking Creek!!!

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