The project consists of a new transportation corridor from SR 374/SR 149 (North Parkway) west of River Road north to SR 76 (US 79) (Dover Road) at the existing SR 374 (Paul B. Huff Memorial Parkway) interchange, a distance of approximately seven miles (see Project Location Map). The proposed roadway would provide two travel lanes in each direction, separated by a 48-foot median. Twelve-foot outside shoulders would also be constructed. The project would be constructed primarily on new location and would include a new crossing of the Cumberland River near River Mile 119. The proposed right-of-way would be 300 feet wide.
Purpose and Need
The proposed project would provide an improved transportation corridor between areas to the south of Clarksville and the areas to the west of the City. This area is currently undergoing rapid development, and this trend is expected to continue in the future. One of the largest employers in the area is Ft. Campbell, which is located west of Clarksville near the SR 76 (US 79) terminus at the existing SR 374/Paul B. Huff Memorial Parkway Interchange. With current and projected development, area traffic needs are expected to continue to increase. Once constructed, the facility should help divert traffic away from congested roadways leading to and from downtown Clarksville. The proposed project would also serve to improve access to Fort Campbell Military Reservation (as well as other major employers) from the residential areas south and west of downtown.