The Inman Solar Project near Clarksville will not move forward. At last week’s meeting of the Clarksville Town Council, Town Manager Jeff Jones told the group that property owner Gregg Gordon and Mark Jones of Inman Solar had decided against mov- ing ahead with the project due to what they described as “prohibitive” interconnection costs reported by Dominion.

The 5.01 Megawatt project was planned for a 33 acre site at the intersection of Highway 58 and Cow Road (Highway 722.)

Originally, Gordon and Jones approached Clarksville about the project due to its proximity to the Clarksville town limits.

Also last week, Jones advised the council of the progress on the Southwest Project Phase II. Jones told the members that B&A Builders has started demolition of the property located at 509 Commerce Street and the demo work is expected to be finished up by the end of the month. Construction on the project is expected to be concluded by the end of July.

VDOT continues to make progress on the downtown paving project, and paving from the bridge to Seventh Street has been completed.

Prep work on the section of causeway on the area of the bridge from Uppy’s to the Business 58 bridge is expected to continue, with one lane of traffic remain- ing open and flaggers directing traffic in the morning hours, with a full detour of the bridge to follow.

The painting of street lines and parking area lines will be scheduled after the Memorial Day Holiday and are expected to be during the evening hours.