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One of the most citizen-requested traffic projects in Spring Hill will move into a construction phase this spring.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) safety project to install much-needed traffic signals at the on- and off-ramps of Saturn Parkway (S.R. 396) at Port Royal Road is on schedule to go to bid letting on March 29. This allows qualified prime contractors to submit bids to compete for the construction contract to build the signal project, which is expected to begin in spring once a contract is awarded.
TDOT has given the project an Oct. 31, 2019, contract completion date. Along with installing traffic lights, the 0.435-mile project will include miscellaneous safety improvements on Port Royal Road from north of Jim Warren Road to Old Port Royal Road North, including grading, drainage and paving.
The project will address a long-standing safety issue at this busy intersection, where traffic congestion can make it challenging for vehicles to turn left off of the on-ramps onto Port Royal, where north and southbound traffic is often heavy.
The Spring Hill signal project is one of 110 projects in 94 counties that TDOT will send to bid on March 29.