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Magness Drive extension still in the works
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Magness Drive extension

A state project to extend Magness Drive continues to move forward. 

The city Building and Grounds Committee met to consider land conveyance to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The land in question, the old Pacesetters property, was recently acquired by the city but was needed by the state to move forward with extending Magness Drive to the bypass. 

“Enclosed is the legal description for the property the city acquired that is required to be dedicated for right-of-way purposes to TDOT for the widening of Magness Drive and the opening of the controlled access onto Highway 70S bypass at the red light intersection,” said city attorney Tim Pirtle. 

Sent to the city was a legal description that can be used in constructing a deed of conveyance of the land from the city to TDOT. 

“They sent their own surveyed legal description,” said Pirtle. “This is not something that we generated, but I take no exception to it.”

TDOT will use the land during the road project, a project that involves extending Magness Drive to US 70S and modifying the intersection at Sparta Street in front of Three Star Mall. It also includes installing sidewalks along Sparta Street, from Security Circle to Cadillac Lane. 

“The land will remain the property of the city of McMinnville after completion of the project,” said Pirtle. 

Committee members approved the state’s request for the right of way. The decision must be approved by the full McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen.