Thompson’s Station board votes in favor of TDOT-proposed improvements at Lewisburg Pike and Critz Lane


Thompson’s Station board votes in favor of TDOT-proposed improvements at Lewisburg Pike and Critz Lane

Thompson’s Station Board of Mayor and Alderman voted in favor of a Tennessee Department of Transportation proposal to construct a new intersection at Lewisburg Pike and Critz Lane.

Thompson’s Station Board of Mayor and Alderman voted in favor of a Tennessee Department of Transportation proposal to construct a new intersection at Lewisburg Pike and Critz Lane.

According to Town Administrator Joe Cosentini, the resolution before the board on Tuesday was the official acknowledgement by the town to agree to work with the state on the improvements to the Lewisburg-Critz intersection.

“It was mentioned at the last meeting that the project was kicked out a bit further to August 2017,” Cosentini said. “We’re hoping to move that back up to the first or second quarter of 2017.”

However, Cosentini clarified for the board members that because the intersection improvement project is being undertaken solely by TDOT and is not being matched by the town, it is ultimately up to the state to decide when it will begin.

In his monthly Town Administrator’s Report, Cosentini also said a proposed State Industrial Access Program project to widen the cross-section at U.S. Highway 31 and Critz Lane is moving forward and that town staff met with TDOT representatives on the final field review for it.

The improvements will consist of an extended 5-lane cross-section on Route 31 to just south of a realigned Critz Lane intersection. The new intersection is being designed 500 feet south of the current location and it will be signalized, according to Cosentini’s report. TDOT plans to award the construction contract in May 2016.

The Town of Thompson’s Station will also be working to realign Critz Lane in conjunction with the intersection project. Town officials have already begun meeting with affected property owners and are in the process of ordering appraisals for the necessary right-of-way land acquisition, according to Cosentini.

Quint Qualls covers Spring Hill for Home Page Media Group. Reach him at quint@springhillhomepage.com.

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