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Path Cleared for Sligo Bridge
Pody holds town hall meetings
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A right-of-way dispute between the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Sligo Marina which has delayed plans to bid out a $31 million project for a new bridge over the Caney Fork should become a non-issue after the marina’s lease expires early next year, 46th District State Representative Mark Pody told the Review Friday.Pody spoke with constituents who shared their concerns about local issues at the Board of Education building in Smithville as part of his continuing town-hall meeting program.Negotiations with the marina, which wants the state to pay for potential losses of revenue during construction, have held up the letting of bids on the new bridge project, The project calls for replacement of the existing bridge, which is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.The new bridge will be located north of the existing bridge, which will remain open to traffic during construction.“A lot of people ask me for updates on some of the transportation projects in their area,” Pody said. “I met with TDOT, and they gave me an update on all the road and bridge work in the area. We talked about Sligo Bridge.