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
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.