WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – After a construction delay earlier this year, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said a major road project in Telford will now be finished by the middle of next month.
As News Channel 11 told you earlier this year, TDOT is in the midst of a safety improvement project on Highway 11E in Washington County.
“We are taking the intersection of Telford Road, Leesburg Road and State Route 34 and realigning them to where Telford Road and State Route 34 are not at the same location as Leesburg Road and State Route 34,” TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi said.
Nagi said the improvements are being implemented due to the amount of crashes that happened at that intersection.
Among other improvements, the project includes new turn lanes, adjustments of curves, new signs and guardrails all around Telford and Leesburg Road.
“We also placed new signs and did some guardrail work along Telford Road, along with adding a skid resistance surface along three curves on Telford Road,” Nagi said. “Paving of the final surface on the three routes will be taking place later this week and final cleanup and some drainage work will be going on as well.”
The estimated $1.6 million project originally had a completion goal of June 30 of this year, but TDOT said crews have since pushed that back to mid-September.
The reason? They discovered an unknown spring while excavating Telford Road and had to get a water quality permit to move forward.
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