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Current Road Projects

November 2019

Post Date:11/05/2019

CURRENT ROAD PROJECTS

Rev Date: 11/01/2019

 

ROAD PROJECT UPDATES

 

TURN LANE EXPANSION ON STONECREST BLVD. AT SAM RIDLEY PKWY.
This project is complete. The additional 3 lanes have been installed, the new mast arms are in place, and the signal has been retimed to provide a shorter duration for vehicles to pass through this intersection.

WEAKLEY LANE IMPROVEMENTS AT SWAN DRIVE
This project adds left turn lanes for all four legs of the intersection. This project will provide better turning movements for the large trucks and allow vehicles to get through this intersection quicker. All road work is complete. We are waiting on the new metal traffic signal poles and signal control box to be installed, then the signal can be retimed. The poles are to arrive and be installed in January 2020.

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SYSTEM PHASES 1 AND 2
Project is approved and funding allocated from FHWA, TDOT, and Town of Smyrna to link traffic lights along Sam Ridley, Nissan Drive, parts of Enon Springs, parts of Rock Springs, and parts of Lowry Street to a central Traffic Operations Center at Town Hall. Currently, we are awaiting notice to proceed to construction from TDOT.

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SYSTEM PHASES 3, 4, AND 5

Project is approved and funding allocated from FHWA and TDOT to link traffic lights along Lee Victory, Almaville Road, Old Nashville Highway, parts of Enon Springs, and parts of Lowry Street to a central Traffic Operations Center at Town Hall to be constructed under Phases 1 and 2. Currently we are working on utility certifications.

ENON SPRINGS ROAD WEST EXTENSION

The Town of Smyrna is providing funding to connect Enon Springs at Old Nashville Highway to Rocky Fork at the bridge over I-24. This project is currently under construction.  Utility installation and rough grading is underway. 

SAM RIDLEY PARKWAY ROAD WIDENING
Project is approved and funding allocated from TDOT, FHWA, and the Town to widen Sam Ridley Parkway to 3 lanes in each direction from I-24 to Old Nashville Highway. Underground utility work is to commence in the first quarter of 2020 followed by grading work for the new lanes.

NOLAN DRIVE RELOCATION

This project will provide better traffic flow between Sam Ridley Parkway and Lowry Street and will allow for future expansion of Lee Victory Park. Rough grading and storm water pipe installation is underway. Two of the three tie-ins are complete and substantial completion is anticipated December 2019.

 

SAM RIDLEY PARKWAY AT OLD NASHVILLE HIGHWAY
The Town has selected an engineering consulting firm to begin the environmental investigation and design engineering phase to determine the additional turn lanes needed for this project.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT OLD JEFFERSON PIKE AND NORTH LOWRY STREET
At the request of the Town, TDOT has conducted a safety analysis of the intersection of Old Jefferson Pike and North Lowry Street. Based on the results of the analysis, TDOT will be installing a new traffic light at this intersection. Currently they are allocating funds to start the project.

WASHINGTON STREET PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

The Town, TDOT, and CSX are working together on a project to safely link pedestrian traffic between Lowry Street and Front Street. This project will add sidewalks to each side of Washington Street and pedestrian gate arms at the railroad crossing. The environmental investigation is complete and construction plans are being designed.

 

GENIE LANE EXTENSION

The Town has selected an engineering consulting firm. Currently, the environmental investigation, traffic study, and initial design is underway.

REPAVING
Milling and resurfacing projects for fiscal year 2019-2020 are complete. We will be evaluating roads for milling and resurfacing for next fiscal year.

IMPROVEMENTS TO EXITS 66 & 70 FROM I24
Preliminary redesign of ramps and intersections by TDOT.

INTERCHANGE AT I24 / ROCKY FORK ROAD
Awaiting funding and approval from FHWA.