State Route 248 over Interstate 65 Reopens in Williamson County
From Demolition to Restoration in 102 Days
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Just over 90 days after a tanker truck fire destroyed two bridges on SR 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) over I-65 in Williamson County, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews completed construction of a new bridge and reopened the exit to traffic.
Two lanes of travel and a center turn lane opened Tuesday afternoon just before the Thanksgiving holiday, marking the end of an expedited effort to build a new bridge.
“One hundred and two days to demolish two bridges and build a new one is a record for TDOT,” Commissioner John Schroer said. “I want to commend the tremendous work of our contractors LoJac Enterprises, Inc. and Brown Builders, Inc., along with the TDOT staff overseeing this project. Their efforts will allow the 11,000 vehicles that travel this part of SR 248 to use this overpass during the busy holiday travel season.”
Contract crews will continue work on the SR 248 interchange, which is being modified as part of a $46 million project to widen I-65 from SR 248 to SR 840. The project is expected to be complete by June 2016.