Interstate 65 Buckner Road Interchange

Williamson County


UPDATE: The project has experienced some delays that have pushed the contractor's project timeline. The project is now expected to be completed by the winter of 2023. Read the full advisory below.

Pre-construction Delays Lead to the Rescheduling of June Lake Interchange Completion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Delays in the project schedule of the June Lake Interchange in Spring Hill have caused the anticipated completion date to be pushed back from this summer to the winter.

According to the contractor, Bell Construction, various pre-construction activities like acquiring permits and Right of Way acquisitions among other things took longer than expected forcing some construction activities into the wetter, colder months, slowing production and limiting available workdays.

The contractor will be assessed $15,000 in liquidated damages for each day past the contract completion date.

Motorists are advised to plan for extra travel time and slow down while in a work zone.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at Travelers can also dial 511 from any phone for travel information.

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.


Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW), and Construction. In an effort to expedite project delivery, the I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road project will be completed under a Design-Build contract. The Design-Build project delivery method combines all or some portions of the design and construction phases of a project - including design, regulatory permit approvals, utility relocation, and construction – into a single contract.

The following is a reflection of various aspects of the project phases as they have occurred or will occur for the planned I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road.

Request for Qualification (RFQ) January 2020
Request for Proposals (RFP) July 2020
Award of Contract January 2021
Completion of Design Plans June 2022
Construction Begins  February 2022
Bridge Construction Begins  August 2022
Construction Complete Winter 2023

*All forecasted dates are subject to change.

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Timelline for Design-Build Project Delivery Method

For more information on the Design-Build process for this project, visit the Design-Build I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road information page under the Construction Division section of the TDOT website.


On Monday, January 4, 2021, TDOT officially awarded the contract for the I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road to Bell & Associates Construction, LLC at a cost of $54,258,650.

Using the Design-Build project delivery method, design and construction will be completed in less than three years.

Following the contract award, the design will be finalized, and the necessary right-of-way and permits will be acquired. Utility relocations will begin shortly thereafter, with construction expected between spring 2022 and spring 2023. Once activity begins in the project area, every effort will be made to minimize impacts to drivers near the work zone.