The Lakeland Board of Commissioners recently approved an engineering contract to design landscaping and bicycling/pedestrian trails for
The City has applied for an “enhancement grant” to fund these improvements. If the grant is approved, the bicycling/pedestrian trails will be completed within the next year. If it is not approved, the City will use the funds budgeted for matching the grant to landscape the median and the bicycling/pedestrian trails will be funded by a variety of means. Parts of the trail will be constructed by development adjacent to
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Major transportation projects are:
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has approved the design on the I-40 Interchange improvement. A “diamond” design was approved and the Lakeland Board of Commissioners have agreed to provide the extra funds for a “Single Point Urban Interchange”. (An example of a Single Point Urban Interchange is Walnut Grove and
STATUS: Plans being developed. Necessary easements and right-of-way to be acquired around July 1, 2008.
This project will create “
The City is approved for an 80% grant to engineer and build
STATUS: A “Context Sensitive Solution” (CSS) design approach is planned to obtain input on the design of
Traffic Signals at Highway 70 and
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has approved this project. We are awaiting final approval from TDOT for design and construction of this project.
STATUS: We expect this project to proceed relatively quickly as soon as the necessary environmental and other requirements are met. Some easements will be required since this will be a full signal with left hand turn lanes.
Beverle Revira extension to Seed Tick
Traffic signals at Beverle Revira/Davies
The City of Lakeland has funds budgeted to fund the extension of Beverle Revira to Huff &Puff/Seed Tick, thus eliminating the bottleneck at Huff & Puff and Canada Road.
The City has also been approved for a traffic signal at Beverle Revira/Davies Plantation to provide a much better traffic flow.
This project will significantly improve fire/ambulance response to the
For those persons who are new to
STATUS: Plans have been completed and funds are budgeted for the extension of
Funds for the traffic signals have been approved. If we obtain the easements in the near future, the traffic signals will be installed at approximately the same time as the road extension.
Striping/Turn Lanes on Canada Road north of I-40
The City has been approved for state funding to re-stripe
The City also plans on installing a right turn lane from Davis Plantation East to the west (Memphis) entrance ramp to I-40 to expedite the flow of traffic going west on I-40
STATUS: This project has been approved for some time and funds are expected to be released in the near future.
Traffic Signals at I-40 and
Funding for temporary traffic signals at I-40 and
STATUS: Funding is approved. Final approval is contingent on some final environmental reviews.
When all of these projects are considered as a comprehensive plan, they are a comprehensive solution to the problems in the Canada Road Corridor. Reflecting the regional nature of this Corridor, the projects will be paid for by a combination of Federal, State, County and local funds.