Highway 31 repaving on track


Highway 31 repaving on track

By CLIFF HIGHTOWER

Paving has begun on U.S. Highway 31 from the Maury County line to Interstate 840.

After weeks of driving on rough roads, motorists will soon start seeing some relief. The resurfacing project is also on track to be completed on time, said Kathryn Schulte, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“Everything is still on schedule to be finished by May 31,” she said.

The $1.2 million project started in mid-April with guard rails first being installed at two locations. The second phase of the project was milling and repaving the highway.

There have been lane closures over the last few months because of the resurfacing.

While TDOT is resurfacing the highway, the city is in the midst of trying to convince the state to widen the road to handle better traffic flow through the heavily congested area.

Jamie Page, Spring Hill city spokesman, said he knows motorists have been a bit hindered because of the construction.

“There are always some temporary pains for drivers that come with roadway paving, but we appreciate everyone’s patience as TDOT completes its paving project along U.S. 31 through the remainder of this month,” he said.

In the end, it will make a better drive for motorists.

“The City of Spring Hill greatly appreciates TDOT’s paving work on our most heavily used roadway, and we look forward to having a smooth path through the center of town very soon,” Page said.

Cliff Hightower can be reached at cliff.hightower@springhillhomepage.com or follow him on Twitter @CliffHightower.

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