TDOT making some safety improvements to Hwy. 111
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making safety improvements to sections of Highway 111 that will consist of several small projects during a three year period with a cost of $600,000.
TDOT conducted a road safety audit for the years 2007-2010, there were three main trouble areas of Hwy. 111 spanning from the Overton/Pickett line to Static. Those three areas are what has been made into turning lanes this week at Lovelady Road, Noah Drive and Education Boulevard. The new turning lanes should cut down on the numerous accidents that were reported during the audit period.
According to TDOT, the goal of this project will be to have the portion of 111 starting from the Cordell Hull Memorial Drive to Hwy. 295 improved with turning lanes and truck passing lanes. There are also several sections that are scheduled to be resurfaced in 2014. TDOT tries to resurface approximately a three mile area every seven to 10 years.