West Tennessee Left in the Weeds?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee transportation official says interstate weeds don’t indicate favoritism, but scheduling.
A Memphis resident complained to The Commercial Appeal that weeds along Interstate 40 west of the Tennessee River were a contrast to Middle Tennessee’s manicured medians.
Tennessee Department of Transportation Region 4 director Chuck Rychen wrote Thursday morning that separate mowing contracts mean the regions of the state are mowed at different times, but each contract calls for four mowing cycles between April and October.
Rychen responded to an e-mail from reader Melissa Alexander, who wrote to Gov. Phil Bredesen, TDOT officials and others saying it appeared the highway median grooming was better in the region that includes Nashville.

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