July 12, 2016 — State and local officials gathered Tuesday on Rossview Road near the site of the new Hankook Tire Plant for the unveiling of a sign officially designating a section of SR 237 as Hankook Road.

The segment of SR 237 beginning at the entrance/exit turnouts on the west side of Interstate 24’s Exit 8 to the Rollow Lane intersection now has a new name.

A Hankook Road sign is located just past Rossview High School on the right, just before the overpass. The multimillion-dollar Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) project widened Rossview Road to five lanes, from a point west of Interstate 24 to a point east of International Boulevard.

Motorists have endured lane closures, lane shifts and slow-moving traffic since the project began in late 2014, but the completed project should improve traffic flow in the area immensely.

Sen. Mark Green was one of several local and state leaders who spoke at Tuesday’s dedication.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to come and be a part of this,” Green said. “It all begins with companies that are willing to invest their capital and grow their businesses. You just have to love that. We so much appreciate you (Hankook President Rocky Yoon) investing here, in our community.

“The jobs that will be created and the economic development that will be derived from this is a great thing, and thank you for that trust. Of course, to TDOT and Bell & Associates, who built this, fabulous work. I go to church off this exit and have been eagerly awaiting the day when the barrels would go away, so this is pretty exciting.”

Green also congratulated the Clarksville and Montgomery County mayors, Kim McMillan and Jim Durrett.

“To our mayors and to our county and city government, getting together with the state, this is the model of how it’s supposed to be done,” Green said. “I look forward to many more projects like this in our near future where we can advance the infrastructure of our community.” …Read the full article from Tony Centonze at The Leaf-Chronicle HERE.

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