Sewer Work on Bowman Bend Road nears Completion

It’s been nearly two weeks since Bowman Bend Road near the Caney Ford Bridge has been closed for sewer line replacement. Many residents are not happy with the idea of the closure who live south of the bridge who want to go to the Midtown area and are having to take the long way around. The work is close to being completed as the Roane Public Utilities Department is almost finished with the work that will see the busy road re-opened this week. The Main sewer line had to be taken up from the road and relocated preparing for the Caney Ford Bridge replacement. According to Public Utility Director Gene McClure, they had no choice but to close the road for the project.

We went to the area to see if the project is nearing its completion. Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson joined us there and stated that this was not his project but through the utilities. He says hopefully by tomorrow or no later than Friday the roadway can open again.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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