Improvements being made to Mill Race

10:09 am | November 16, 2012

A project is under way in Riverside Park to make changes to the Mill Race that will bring improvements to the aquatic ecosystem and wildlife that call the stream home.

Photo By Brandon Hicks
A project under way at Riverside Park is expected to bring improvements to the aquatic ecosystem there.

The project is being completed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Director of Planning Jon Hartman explained the construction was a project to alleviate some of the damage done to the local environment by the Gap Creek Road project.

“Because of the potential damage to wildlife because of the Gap Creek construction, TDEC requires this project to mitigate that,” Hartman said.

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