Mayor Philip Craighead announced the Hartmann Drive improvement is now “Open For Traffic.” This project was designed to correct a traffic bottle-neck at the City’s most busy intersection. The estimated car counts are near 60,000 per day making this a much needed project, as well as, a difficult project to construct while maintaining traffic flow of this magnitude.
“HMA Contractors LLC, the awarded bidder for this project, have done an outstanding job constructing this intersection, as well as, handling the many obstacles that surround a job of this caliber,” Craighead said.
City Engineering Project Manager Jeff Seaborn noted this job is a bit unique due to the nature of “retro fitting” an additional driving lane, retaining wall, and a side walk section to an existing road with existing drainage and utilities to work around while staying on a very strict budget. Mike Wood and Paul Morgan, (HMA Contractors), worked with the City of Lebanon Engineering staff to handle these obstacles, while making an addition to the City’s infrastructure.
The ninety day job was interrupted by one of the wettest fall seasons in recent memory. While experiencing over three weeks of delay due to weather, HMA was still able to deliver a substantial completion of their original November 22 deadline.
The Hartmann Drive lane addition and the many other infrastructure additions are the type of planning and development that will help the residents navigate our streets safer and quicker, as well as, our commercial and industrial traffic.