August 1, 2014
(NASHVILLE, TN), August 1, 2014 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston)announced today that the Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded the bid to begin paving State Route 29 (Ruritan Road) from Pine Ridge Road to State Route 61 (U.S.27). The project will complete the four-laning of Pine Ridge Road in Harriman to U.S. 27.
“Completing the four lanes to Highway 27 will alleviate traffic congestion as well as improve the traffic flow in an already busy commercial area,” said Senator Yager. “A completed four lane highway will improve the looks of the area and enhance business growth.”
The $9.6 million project, which will include grading and drainage improvements, was awarded to Rogers Group, Inc. The project length is .892 miles and the completion time is on or before May 31, 2016.
“This project has been a long time coming,” added Representative Calfee. “It will provide for a safer and more accessible road. We will continue to push for additional improvements to make our roads less congested and hazardous, as well as more inviting to economic development and jobs.”
At the lawmakers urging, the project was included in the Tennessee Department of Transportation’ program of work. Both Senator Yager and Representative Calfee recognize the leadership of TDOT Commissioner John Schroer to make the project possible.