TDOT breaks ground on State Route 10 reconstruction

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials June 13 to break ground on the State Route 10 reconstruction project in Macon County.
Jun 21, 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials June 13 to break ground on the State Route 10 reconstruction project in

Macon County. 

The project includes a nearly 2-mile stretch of State Route 10, from south of Goose Creek to State Route 52 in Lafayette. The road will be widened to include two 12-foot travel lanes, a truck climbing lane, and left turn lanes. 

Road shoulders will be widened from 1 foot to 10 feet. Contract crews will also perform grading, install drainage and new pavement, and construct a concrete box bridge and six retaining walls.

The current narrow and winding stretch of State Route 10 has been a safety concern for state and local leaders, as well as residents, following a number of serious vehicle crashes in recent years. The planned changes will provide a safer and easier means of travel along the corridor.

Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, and Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, represent Macon County in the General Assembly and were on hand for the project groundbreaking, as well as Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster. Local leaders, including Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville and Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver, were also in attendance.

The $15 million project was awarded to Twin K Construction Inc., and is expected to be complete in fall 2016.

Comments

Black3

Isn't it interesting that the groundbreaking occurred during an election year for Beavers? It's like, "Hey, look what I've done for ya." Hmmmm.

 

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