Ketron and Tracy announce future road projects for Rutherford County

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) today released information he received from the Tennessee Department of Transportation regarding state road projects in Rutherford County which are included in the proposed in the state’s comprehensive multimodal program for 2013-15.  The plan includes several projects to improve safety.

“We are very pleased that many road projects have been included in the Department of Transportation’s plans for the next several years,” said Senator Tracy.  “This is important to many citizens in our area due to an increase in traffic.  When completed, these projects should help make our roads safer.”

The projects include:

  • State Route 1 (US-41) Intersection grade separation at State Route 96 and State Route 1 to begin in 2013
  • State Route 99 / 3.4 miles of construction atCason Laneto State Route 96 (Old Fort Parkway) to begin in 2015
  • State Route 266 / Right-of-way beginning in 2013 from State Route 102 to east of State Route 840 for 3.7 miles

“Good roads are essential to our citizens, both for safety and economic development,” added Ketron.  “We are very pleased that we have been able to secure these projects for future development.”

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