$55 Million Project Will Complete 78 Mile Highway
NASHVILLE – Construction on the final section of State Route 840 is set to begin. Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely awarded a construction contract on the final portion of State Route 840 on Friday, February 19. The award comes after careful analysis of the eleven qualifying bids opened on February 5. Eubank Asphalt Paving & Sealing of Charlotte, TN submitted the low bid of $55.1 million, and will begin construction of the road in the coming weeks. The project includes the construction of SR 840 from just west of Bending Chestnut Road to west of Leipers Creek Road in Williamson County, as well as the paving of SR 840 from SR 100 to SR 46 (Pinewood Road).
“This is a real milestone for the department of Transportation,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “The completion of State Route 840 will improve access to communities in the mid-state, provide increased economic growth potential, and give motorists a convenient alternate route around Nashville.”