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Interstate 65 Widening Project Set to Begin In Williamson County

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by Janet Kim

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - A congested stretch of Interstate 65 will soon see some major changes in Williamson County. Construction will start soon on widening I-65 from Goose Creek to State Route 840. 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced the winning bid has been awarded to LoJac. It's the same company that worked on the last I-65 widening project from State Route 96 to State Route 248.

TDOT officials said 61,000 vehicles travel the four mile stretch of road from SR-248 to SR-840. The four-mile stretch from the Goose Creek interchange to SR-840 will be widened from two lanes in each direction to four lanes. Goose Creek itself will go from a two lane bridge to 10 lanes total. 

"As anyone knows in the last few years, the Southern area of Williamson County, Spring Hill has grown tremendously over the last few years so it's really going to give anyone who works in downtown Nashville, who drives all the way out to Spring Hill, it's going to give them four lanes of travel all the way home,"  

Construction could begin as early as the end of the year, with completion expected in the Summer of 2016.

If you're concerned about added congestion during construction, TDOT officials say construction will take place during off-peak hours so traffic can move during rush hour.

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