|On May 2, 2005, Loudon County Commission
voted to appropriate the required 20% match, up to
$144,000.00 in funding to realign and make necessary
improvements to the intersection of Shaw Ferry Road and Hwy. 11.
The state's engineering study estimated the cost of the project
Click here for Cost Data Information.
The county had received certain assurances
from the Tennessee Department Of Transportation, TDOT, that if
the county would appropriate the required 20% match, TDOT would
appropriate the other necessary funds to fix the intersection.
The improvements would include left turn lanes on all four
approaches, line of site improvements and red lights.
Going on three years after the fact, no improvements have yet
been made to the intersection. So what's the hold up? The
intersection of Shaw Ferry and Hwy. 11 is undoubtedly one of, if
not the most dangerous intersections in the county. While there
may be other intersections the are inconvenient, Shaw Ferry and
11 is deadly. The intersection has seen countless serious
accidents and at least two fatalities in the last few years.
The county has upheld it's part of the
bargain. It's time for the state to uphold theirs. Contact your
state and local officials and demand that the improvements be
completed before another senseless death occurs.
We need your help. Loudon County can not make the much needed
repairs to this dangerous intersection. Highway 11 is a state
highway and can only be modified by the state. That's where we
can all do our part. We must let the state know that we want the
intersection fixed and we desperately need them to address this
Below are the contact numbers and emails of state officials who
can make the improvement happen. We all need to contact them, in
a pleasant yet firm way, to let them know we as tax payers
expect improvements. It is also important that our local
officials understand how important the improvements are to all
of us and that they help us encourage the state to take action.
This is the only way to get the job done.
If you would like to be added to the Shaw Ferry email list,
please send me an email and I will add you to the mailing list
to keep you informed of any upcoming events. Email
Tennessee Department Of
Gerald Nicely's office TDOT
Fred Corum, TDOT
Region Director in Knoxville
Senator RANDY McNALLY
Doyle Arp Phone:
458-4664 office, Email:
District - Bob Franke, 856-0303 Email:
District Roy Bledsoe (Chairman) Phone: 458-2829
Harold Duff ,
District - Wayne Gardin, 988-4433 Email:
District - Don Miller, 458-0658 Email