Transportation updates: 3 road projects to know in the Franklin and Brentwood areas

On average, Tennessee drivers pay approximately $300 annually in gas taxes, depending on how many miles they drive per year and the average miles per gallon their vehicles get, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

On average, Tennessee drivers pay approximately $300 annually in gas taxes, depending on how many miles they drive per year and the average miles per gallon their vehicles get, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.




Franklin Road widening


Lane closures continue along Franklin Road from Concord Road to just past Moores Lane as crews work to widen the road from two to five lanes. Delays along the route are expected as closures reduce traffic to one lane in some areas.
Timeline: 2017-21
Cost: $26.7 million
Funding sources: Tennessee Department of Transportation, city of Brentwood






I-65 repaving


TDOT is working to repave and resurface portions of I-65 from just south of Concord Road in Brentwood to Liberty Pike in the Franklin area. Lane closures are expected to occur in the evenings from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. over the next several weeks.
Timeline: mid-May-TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding source: TDOT






Regional project: I-440 reconstruction


Work is ongoing on this reconstruction project on I-440 to create three lanes of traffic in each direction. The road will remain open with lane closures in place.
Timeline: fall 2018-August 2020
Cost: $152.9 million
Funding source: TDOT


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.