From 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2007, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will host top Tennessee Department of Transportation, Shelby County and City of Lakeland officials at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce “Kick Off” meeting.
To provide background information on possible projects that may be discussed, I am writing this series on transportation projects underway, planned, anticipated or even rumored! The State and County officials will have the latest available information. Many levels of approvals are involved in each project. A project could have the City, Shelby County, metro planning organization, state and federal government involved in just that one project, so the process is complicated and can take time.
I will also include latest information (and to the best of my knowledge) on the status of the project and what agency needs to make a decision before the next step in the project process.
This project is to install temporary traffic signals at I-40/Canada Road to eliminate the stop signs and improve traffic flow.
This project is expected to be bid in January or February of 2007, with construction in the summer of 2007.
STATUS: Shelby County is administering this project. Shelby County will bid the project as the next step in this project.