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TDOT Commissioner Breaks Ground on Wilson County State Route 109 Widening Project

$51 million project gets underway to improve safety and provide congestion relief
Friday, March 09, 2018 | 02:27pm

LEBANON, Tenn. –Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials in Lebanon today to break ground on a project to widen State Route 109 from US 70 to the Cumberland River.

The 7-mile, $51 million IMPROVE Act project will widen the roadway from two to five lanes and includes a new signalized intersection at Academy Road.

“There has been a lot of anticipation for this project,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “We are excited to finally be able to fund this important work, which will not only improve safety and mobility, but will help accommodate the rapid growth in this region.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2020. Getting the new signal installed and operational at Academy Road will be the first priority for the contractor.  

For more information on the Wilson County 109 widening project, as well as other improvements on the 109 corridor, visit the project information page at

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