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State Rep. John Ragan updates Anderson County construction projects

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, today provided an update on several important highway projects managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation in Anderson County. More than a dozen construction projects totaling more than $32,000,000 are moving forward which will serve to improve safety and support economic growth.

“I’m glad to see we’re making progress on these critical projects that will help improve traffic and road safety for residents of Anderson County,” Ragan said. “I appreciate the work of our local officials and am grateful for TDOT’s commitment in moving these projects forward.”

Projects slated to be completed in 2021 include:

  • $1,549,191 for improvements to an intersection at SR-170 to be completed by April 2021.
  • $1,472,943 for bridge repair over Norfolk Southern Railroad and FAU 4074 (Market Street/Eagle Bend Road) in Clinton to be completed by July 2021.
  • $1,185,055 for road resurfacing and safety improvements from SR-62 to Knox County line to be completed by April 2021.
  • $27,735,269 for bridge replacement over Clinch River in Clinton to be completed by October 2021.
  • $762,850 for ramp improvements on the northbound exit ramp 122-A at SR-61 (North Charles G Seviers Boulevard) to be completed by April 2021.

Engineering is underway for several more projects including:

  • Bridge replacement over Bull Run Creek
  • Bridge replacement over Brushy Creek
  • Location and environmental study from SR-62 (Oak Ridge Highway) to SR-9 (US-25W, Clinton Highway)
  • Improvements from SR-62 (Oak Ridge Highway) to Melton Lake Road
  • Improvements from Melton Lake Road to SR-9 (US-25W, Clinton Highway)
  • Construction for state industrial access serving Norris Industrial Park
  • Intelligent Transportation System installation from mile marker 109.6 to SR-61 (Exit 122)

In addition, environmental studies have been completed on various local roads as part of a local roads safety initiative to make miscellaneous safety improvements throughout Anderson County.

John Ragan represents House District 33, which includes part of Anderson County. He chairs the Government Operations Committee and is a member of the Calendar & Rules, Education Administration, and Education Instruction Committees. Ragan also serves on the Education Instruction and K-12 Subcommittees. He is a member of the Joint Commerce, Labor, Transportation & Agriculture Committee; Joint Education, Health & General Welfare Committee; and the Joint Judiciary & Government Committee. He can be reached at [email protected] or 615-741-4400.

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