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Safety Enhancements to Restrict Some Public Access Near Cherokee Dam

June 16, 2014


News briefing on replacement of temporary HESCO barriers with permanent structures at TVA’s Cherokee Dam, including impacts on public area access and tour of work location.


John Kammeyer, TVA vice president of Civil Project


Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:30 p.m. EDT


TVA construction trailers off Tennessee Highway 92, near Cherokee Dam recreation areas

Additional Information

Beginning on Monday, July 7, TVA will begin replacing the existing HESCO barriers, commonly known as the sand baskets, with a permanent concrete wall near Cherokee Dam. Although most public areas will remain open during construction, access to those areas will change for public safety.

This media briefing will provide an overview of the project, including TVA’s efforts to maintain access to recreational areas at the dam while ensuring the safety of the public.

Media Contact

Jim Hopson, Knoxville, 865-632-8860
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000


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