Lewisburg Pike detours go into effect Feb. 16-June 30 for culvert project

An image from the city of Franklin shows a high-water condition on State Route 106-Lewisburg Pike between Carnton Lane and Mack Hatcher Parkway earlier in February. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a section of the road between Mack Hatcher and Carnton for a box culvert replacement. (Courtesy city of Franklin)
An image from the city of Franklin shows a high-water condition on State Route 106-Lewisburg Pike between Carnton Lane and Mack Hatcher Parkway earlier in February. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a section of the road between Mack Hatcher and Carnton for a box culvert replacement. (Courtesy city of Franklin)

An image from the city of Franklin shows a high-water condition on State Route 106-Lewisburg Pike between Carnton Lane and Mack Hatcher Parkway earlier in February. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a section of the road between Mack Hatcher and Carnton for a box culvert replacement. (Courtesy city of Franklin)

A Tennessee Department of Transportation culvert replacement project to improve stormwater capacity on Lewisburg Pike will require detours around a stretch of the road between Mack Hatcher Parkway and downtown Franklin from Feb. 16 through June 30, according to city of Franklin officials.

The closure impacts the stretch of Lewisburg, also known as State Route 106, from Carnton Lane south to the entry of Eastern Flank Circle, according to TDOT, which is overseeing the work.

While the area will be open to local traffic, detours around the area via Columbia Avenue and Mack Hatcher Parkway will be signed for motorists heading toward or away from downtown Franklin, according to TDOT.

The project will replace a failing pipe system with a wider box culvert with better capacity, City Administrator Eric Stuckey said in an announcement Feb. 15.

“If TDOT doesn’t do it this way, it will take twice as long,” Stuckey said in the announcement. “It is just better to knock it out and get it done.”


Weekly status reports of state road projects and associated detours and closures can be found here.
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