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Highway link planned in Jasper

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JASPER, TN. (Times Free Press) -- A project to connect state Highways 150 and 28 in Jasper is moving forward now that city officials have approved the plan.

Last week, the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution allowing the Tennessee Department of Transportation to proceed.

Jasper Mayor Billy Simpson said the project has been years in the making and he is glad it is finally getting under way.

"I started working on this and have begged and pleaded for it to happen," he said. "Now the engineering part is done and TDOT is in the process of moving forward."

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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