Saturday, May 09, 2009
Project Status Update
-Traffic Signals at Canada Road and Interstate 40: Bids will be opened on May 26, 2009 by Shelby County for this project. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration must approve the bids and the Shelby County Commission awards the construction contract.
Assuming no problems we anticipate the traffic signals being installed by late summer or early fall.
-Traffic Signals at Canada Road and Highway 70. The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to bid this project in June of 2009. The construction award date and time of construction is not known at this time, but we anticipate having traffic signals at Highway 70 and Canada Road by fall of 2009.
-IH Clubhouse improvements: The interior repainting is complete and the new floor is expected to be installed in late May. Our thanks to the Lakeland Lions Club who donated funds for the new floor, R-A-F Construction (Lyle LaFave) for donating labor for installation of part of the floor and the Lakeland Civic Club for donating funds for the interior entrance lighting.
A special thanks to City of Lakeland personnel Bobby Carpenter, who painted and supervised the paint project, Jerry Potter and Dan Scott for the excellent painting and Jesse McCabe who did a super job of installing the chair rail.
-City Hall “Green” Parking Lot: The contract for the “green” parking lot at City Hall has been approved and City Engineer Philip Stuckert and Staff Engineer Emily Boswell are preparing the plans for the parking lot.
The parking lot is funded by a demonstration grant and will include pervious asphalt and other techniques to minimize the adverse effects of storm water.
-City Hall expansion project: The City Hall expansion project contract has been signed and construction is expected to start in the near future.
-Canada Road bicycle and pedestrian path (Canada Road from Interstate 40 to Highway 64): The grant agreement with TDOT has been signed for the $1.4 million dollar grant for the project. The Landscape Architect contract is expected to be signed in the near future. This is a 100% grant for this project.
Plans and specifications are expected to be completed this fall, with construction in spring of 2010.
This will provide much needed pedestrian and bicycle trails along both sides of Canada Road from I-40 to Highway 64.
Canada Road and Highway 40 Interchange project: Design is still being reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Engineering is expected to start in the near future, with construction to start in 2012.
New Canada Road (Interstate 40 to Highway 70): The Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the alignment, amenities etc. with a recommendation expected by October of 2009. This project is being funded by an 80% federal grant.
These and other projects are updated on a regular basis at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pP82UfX4tSM1zO96rBEo-JA