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Concord Road Widening Project Underway In Brentwood

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by Emily Luxen           

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The Concord Road widening project is now underway in Brentwood.

The $13.5 million project begins at Sunset Road and continues to Nolensville Road.  This comes after the portion from Edmondson Pike to Sunset was widened in 2011.

Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said the road will be widened to three lanes, with a separate 10-foot wide bike and pedestrian path running along the side of the road.  Two bridges along the portion of the road will also be widened.  The project comes as the area has seen an increased amount of growth and traffic.

"This is going to transform this area," said Deanna Lambert, Spokesperson for TDOT. "It will allow traffic to move freely during rush hour."

Crews are concentrating on clearing trees and moving topsoil to prepare to widen the road.

"There will not be any major lane closures during rush hour or anytime when people are trying to get to and from work," said Lambert.  "We may have to flag traffic, but all lanes will be open while we do this widening project."

Drivers who frequent Concord Road agree traffic has become an increasingly frustrating problem.

"It is pretty much bumper-to-bumper," said Don Field, who lives near Concord Road.  "If you get in a hurry and you are coming this way, you better forget about it."

Field said he supports the project, but hopes construction moves quickly so the inconvenience to drivers is minimized.

"Construction causes additional traffic jams," said Field.  "However, it will make it nice.  Hopefully, it will speed everything up."

TDOT and officials with the city of Brentwood said they will work to keep residents updated on the project.

The entire project is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2016.


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