SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation has chosen a company for the design-build contract for a new I-65 interchange at Buckner Road in Spring Hill and officials say they expect it to be completed by May of 2023.
The project will extend Buckner Road from Buckner Lane to Lewisburg Pike across I-65 with a Diverging Diamond Interchange. The City of Spring Hill kickstarted the project with a $25 million BUILD grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in late 2018.
“The City of Spring Hill’s diligence in securing this competitive grant put this interchange on the fast track,” TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said in a press release. “TDOT has an aggressive schedule to meet, but the Design-Build contracting method allows us to tap into the innovation of the private industry and deliver the project in a much shorter timeframe compared to traditional design-bid-build projects.”
The contract was awarded to Nashville company Bell & Associates. for $54.3 million. The company partnered with engineering firm Neel-Schaffer for the interchange project and the following tentative schedule.
- January 2021 – Fall 2022 Project design
- Spring 2021 – Fall 2022 Right-of-way acquisition, permit approvals, and utility relocations
- Spring 2022 – Spring 2023 Construction
TDOT says it is anticipating minimal traffic impact for construction.