Anderson County Transportation Department Director Holt Hopkins said he’s often heard from Powdersville residents that they don’t feel their community receives a fair share of the county’s tax dollars.
Powdersville resident and business owner Steve Cooper said anyone who’s unable to attend the meeting can e-mail any concerns to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Powdersville Post also welcomes any suggestions for road improvements by e-mailing them to email@example.com or posting them on the Powdersville Post’s Facebook page.
Both Cooper and Hopkins said Hood Road will probably be one of the most discussed roads. Powdersville residents are already cringing at the thought of driving by Hood Road during the high-traffic times. Both Powdersville Elementary and Powdersville Middle schools are located off Hood Road, and next year Powdersville High School will open. Within three or four years, the new high school will probably be at about capacity with about 800-900 students.
Three Bridges Road also has several places that desperately need attention.
“Three Bridges Road and Powdersville Main … I personally, and everyone in my family, and everyone I talk to, has come close to a hit-on collision there,” Cooper said.
The intersection has a stop sign, but several people are often confused, he said.
“People pull up and stop, and they see you coming straight toward you, and they take for granted that you’re going to go straight, and go on to Three Bridges Road,” he said. “But if you go to the left, and stay on Powdersville Main, they just pull out directly in front of you.”
The initial meeting to discuss Powdersville’s roads will be mainly an information session and a chance to see what the people want, Hopkins said.
“I would imagine there will be several areas (needing attention),” Hopkins said. “(We want to) get a long list, and try to prioritize them with their help. The biggest thing is we’re going to have an open dialogue with the community.”