TDOT chief visits here Sept. 13

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will be visiting Wilson County on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to take local elected officials on a tour to view current and upcoming TDOT projects in the area.

Schroer has been touring the entire state during a Summer Projects Tour, allowing federal, state and local officials to see what TDOT has in the works across Tennessee. On Sept. 13, Schroer and local officials will visit four sites in Wilson County.

Schroer will meet elected officials at the Music City Star Lebanon Station at 10 a.m. and travel to Highway 109 where LoJac Inc. has been widening the highway from Division Street to Highway 70.

Following the first stop, Mt. Juliet officials will get a chance to meet Schroer at the Stars Mt. Juliet Station and see the progress in widening Mt. Juliet Road from Division Street up to Hwy. 70.

They will also travel to the section of Interstate 40 from Mt. Juliet Road to Hwy. 109, which is proposed to be widened in the three-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

The final stop will be on Hwy. 109 at the Cumberland River where TDOT is constructing a new bridge over the river to connect Wilson and Sumner Counties.

TDOT will also hold an Open House that day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Gallatin for Wilson and Sumner County residents. The Open House will take place at Gallatin City Hall located at 132 West Main Street in Gallatin.

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
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