Lebanon plans road projects for Beckwith and Legends

Countless projects are underway for the city of Lebanon, including continuing plans for road projects on Beckwith Road and Legends Drive.
May 17, 2014

Countless projects are underway for the city of Lebanon, including continuing plans for road projects on Beckwith Road and Legends Drive.

Mayor Philip Craighead said, so far, the council has recently passed legislation to start on some of the initial steps.

“We’ve approved an ordinance to do the engineering and project design and all for the roads, both Beckwith Road and Legends Drive,” Craighead said. 

He said they were now going through the processes to determine which company would do each.

“We have a lot of people possibly interested in both places,” Craighead said.

He said the city had also held meetings with the Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County and he thought it was “real close” to putting finishing touches on agreements with them regarding issues they’ve had in the area. 

Craighead also said developers would be looking toward moving forward on the Legends Drive area, with plans to open the area up so people could walk the area to see more.

While Craighead voiced his enthusiasm for the road projects, he also pointed out other things the city has coming down the line.

“I’m really excited about getting this moving further down the way so we can also get the excitement built on the part of business owners and developers looking to come to Lebanon,” Craighead said. “There are a lot of exciting things coming up.”

Tuesday, Craighead said the council would work to put the funding in place to move forward with a design for the Square for improvement and safety.

Craighead said he and the council also has plans on doing the first reading of the budget this month.

“We’ve got plans to knock that out in record time,” Craighead said. “It’s amazing what happens when your revenues are a little better.”

For now, he said he felt things were moving in the right direction.

“Everybody seems to be on the same page and working toward the same goals of creating jobs and bringing in new revenues to the city,” Craighead said.

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