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State Route 6 (Franklin Road)

Williamson County

Overview

The project for State Route 6 (US 31/Franklin Road), from south of SR 441 (Moores Lane) to SR 253 (Concord Road) in Williamson County, includes reconstruction and widening for approximately 2.63 miles. The proposed improvements are intended to address congestion, improve safety, and accommodate growth in this rapidly developing area.

Purpose and Need

SR 6 is an urban arterial route that connects Brentwood and Franklin in Williamson County, south of downtown Nashville. The heavily-traveled corridor is also a north-south alternative to traveling I-65. Traffic counts along the corridor average 23,000 vehicles per day.

There are two signalized intersections along this stretch of SR 6, as well as numerous access points due to business, institutional, and residential driveways.

Additional lanes are needed to meet existing and future traffic demands and to provide improved travel times for drivers traveling within and through the area. The planned improvements will also increase safety along the route.

Design

The existing roadway is primarily two lanes with occasional center turn lanes throughout. The project will widen the existing roadway to a five-lane facility, including two 12-foot travel lanes, a 12-foot dedicated center turn lane, and curb and gutter. Construction will also include a 10-foot paved multi-use path on one side and 6.5-foot grass strip on the opposite side. New signals, with turn lanes, will be added at the intersections of Davenport Road and Holly Tree Gap Road.

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW), and Construction. For this project, the Environmental, Design, and Right-of-Way processes will be managed locally with coordination by TDOT Local Programs Office and TDOT Region 3 Project Development Office. The project will be let to construction by TDOT. For more information on the status of each project phase or the project schedule, visit the Timeline section of this website.