State Route 109 work to begin this year

Xavier Smith • Sep 28, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said work would begin this year to help make the county’s busiest roadway safer for drivers.

Hutto said requests for proposals would go out in December and construction is expected to start in February on State Route 109. Upgrades to the road are set from Highway 70 north to the Sumner County line at Dry Fork Creek and is estimated at $18.5 million.

“They’re going to start with the Academy Road interchange, then go north to the bridge between Sumner and Wilson counties and work backwards,” said Hutto, who said the project could take four years to complete.

The project falls under the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s trade program, which is for routes critical to commerce. There are no possible actions listed in the trade program description, but it is noted roadways in the trade program should operate in an “efficient manner.”

The State Route 109 project is one of 10 Wilson County road projects funded through the IMPROVE Act. Another major project is the South Mt. Juliet Road project, which is estimated to cost $25.4 million and will address the area between Central Pike and Providence Way. 

Other projects include Highway 70 from Park Glen Drive to Bender’s Ferry Road; Hartsville Pike from south of Spring Creek to north of Lover’s Lane; and Hartsville Pike from north of Lover’s Lane to Highway 70. 

Those projects’ estimated total is about $98 million. 

A new interchange at Interstate 40 and Central Pike, which is estimated at $14.2 million, is also listed as a Wilson County project. 

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