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  • Writer's pictureState Rep. Kelly Keisling

State lawmakers secure $4M for Glenobey Road improvements in Fentress County


The Fentress County Highway Department will receive $4 million in state funding to stabilize a portion of Glenobey Road. Pictured (L-R) are Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson, State Rep. Ed Butler, State Rep. Kelly Keisling, Fentress County Road Superintendent Ryan Reed, State Sen. Ken Yager and Tennessee County Highway Officials Association Executive Director Brett Howell.
The Fentress County Highway Department will receive $4 million in state funding to stabilize a portion of Glenobey Road. Pictured (L-R) are Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson, State Rep. Ed Butler, State Rep. Kelly Keisling, Fentress County Road Superintendent Ryan Reed, State Sen. Ken Yager and Tennessee County Highway Officials Association Executive Director Brett Howell.

State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, State Rep. Ed Butler, R-Rickman, and State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, today announced that $4 million in state funding has been secured for improvements to Glenobey Road in Fentress County.


The funds will be used by the Fentress County Highway Department to stabilize an approximately 825- linear-foot portion of the roadway located between Seneca Drive and Buffalo Cove Lane.


“Ensuring our communities have adequate and reliable infrastructure in place is a top priority,” Keisling and Butler said in a joint statement. “These much-needed improvements will provide a permanent fix to the ongoing and costly problems affecting Glenobey Road. We are grateful to our colleagues in the General Assembly for their support of this important project.”


Glenobey Road is classified as a state-aid connector route between U.S. Highway 127 and State Route 52.


"We are very pleased to use this state appropriation to improve roadway safety in Fentress County by ensuring Glenobey Road, which is an important artery in the community, is well maintained for all who drive it,” Yager said. “Rep. Butler, Rep. Keisling and I worked hard in the General Assembly to secure this funding. I appreciate the local officials' support and dedication to ensuring roadway safety in Fentress County. We will continue to work with the Fentress County Highway Department as they complete this much needed project."


The appropriated funds are part of a $56.2 billion balanced budget that was passed by the General Assembly in April. Republican priorities included making significant investments in transportation infrastructure, education, school safety, health care and economic development while also providing more than $400 million in tax cuts for Tennesseans.



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