Projected to be finished in late spring of 2024, the I-65 Interchange at Buckner Road will be a game-changer for the City of Spring Hill. Currently, there is only one I-65 access point to the City, and that is through the Saturn Parkway Exit. The interchange at Buckner Road will give the City a much-needed second access point and should help the flow of traffic to new developments in the area.
The I-65 Interchange will provide direct access to the June Lake Development, which is situated along Buckner Lane. June Lake is a mixed-use development that will be home to 3.9 million square feet of commercial office space, 1.3 million square feet of retail and restaurant space, 2,900 homes, and 400 hotel rooms.
The Interchange at Buckner Road has been in the works since 2020 when a Request for Qualification was submitted. In 2021, the contract was awarded to Bell Construction.
The City of Spring Hill is paying $30 million of the overall $55 million price tag, which is shared with TDOT.
The major feature of this design is the "Diverging Diamond Interchange" — the second such interchange in the State of Tennessee. The design is meant to help ease the flow of traffic to and from I-65.
Throughout the late spring and early summer of 2023, crews connected the east and west sides of the project with the I-65 overpass. Drone video from late June shows the project's progress.
New aerial photos from Aerial Innovations Southeast show major progress on the southbound off-ramp to Buckner Road. You can also see where Buckner Road will connect to Lewisburg Pike on the eastern side of the project.