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TDOT Breaks Ground on SR 10 Reconstruction in Macon County

Friday, June 13, 2014 | 09:30am

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today to break ground on the SR10 reconstruction project in
Macon County. 


The project includes a nearly two-mile stretch of SR 10, from south of Goose Creek to SR 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 one foot to ten 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 SR 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 Tennessee 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 City of Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver, were also in attendance.
The $15 million dollar project was awarded to Twin K Construction, Inc., and is expected to be completed in fall 2016.
For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 


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