Anyone interested in a proposal to improve Highway 56 from State Route 287 in the Green Hill area of Warren County to East Bryant Street in Smithville is invited to a Design Public Meeting hosted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW TDOT MAP OF HIGHWAY 56 CORRIDOR)
The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex at 712 South Congress Boulevard in Smithville to share information and to answer questions about the nine mile project corridor which will be done in three construction segments.
Project plans will be presented for State Route 56 from south of the Warren County line to near Magness Road and for State Route 56 from south of State Route 288 near Magness Road to East Bryant Street in Smithville. A preliminary project display will be presented for the portion of the project on State Route 56 from near State Route 287 in Warren County to near the DeKalb County Line.
The proposed cross sections for the project are as follows:
*From south of State Route 287 to north of Bessie Gribble Road-two 12-foot travel lanes with a 12-foot continuous center turn lane, four-foot shoulders and ditches.
* From north of Bessie Gribble Road to Vaughn Lane-two 12-foot travel lanes with 12-foot shoulders and ditches. There will be left turn lanes at intersecting roadways.
*From Vaughn Lane to north of Morgan Branch-two 12-foot travel lanes with a 12-foot continuous center turn lane, 12-foot shoulders and ditches.
*From north of Morgan Branch to East Bryant Street- four 12-foot travel lanes with a 12-foot continuous center turn lane, four foot shoulders, two-foot curb and gutter, a sidewalk within a 10 foot utility strip on either side.
The meeting will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session. The public is invited to ask questions and make comments during the meeting. Representatives of TDOT will be present to answer questions on any aspect of the project.
Plans are available for public inspection at the offices of:
7512 Volkswagen Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
or Fredrick Miller
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN. 37243
The meeting will also request public input on the environmental document. Anyone with questions regarding the environmental document should contact:
Ms. Sharon Sanders
James K. Polk Building 9th Floor
505 Deaderick, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone 615-741-3655 or email Sharon Sanders@tn.gov