Franklin Road going to five lanes

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will begin work on a project to improve the intersection at US 31/SR 6 (Franklin Road) and SR 255 (Harding Place/Battery Lane) starting this week.

The project scope includes extending the existing left turn lane on Battery Lane and adding additional left turn lanes on Harding Place and the north side of Franklin Road.

Temporary lane closures for the project will be done at night between 8 pm and 5 am. There will also be long term lane closures at various project stages to accommodate the required widening work.

The contract completion date is April 30, 2018. The contract was awarded to Sessions Paving Company, who had the low bid of $1,465,105.35.