JELLICO—A project to illuminate the intersection at US 25-W and I-75 in Jellico could be on hold.
On Aug. 15, Tennessee Department of Transportation Manager Kip Mayton told Mayor Les Stiers the town’s portion of the project is due by the end of the month in order for work to begin.
The project was funded by a 50/50 grant, bringing the town’s contribution to $210,000. The electric company cleared trees and prepared the work site, reducing the town’s portion to $110,000.
Stiers offered to try to finance the money so the town doesn’t lose a $39,000 investment in the project.
“Come back with numbers — but if we’re broke, we’re broke,” said Alderperson Gail Sharp.