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SR-46 Intersection Improvements (Dickson)

SR- 46 Intersection Improvements, from I-40 to SR-1 (US-70, Henslee Drive)
Including the Intersection of SR-1 at SR-1 (East College Street)

(Formerly Southwest Dickson Bypass)

Project Description

As a result of the Department's decision to move forward with a Traffic Systems Management (TSM) alternative to alleviate traffic congestion in Dickson, a corridor study was undertaken along the SR-46 corridor. The study included a detailed evaluation of the area and included close coordination with the City of Dickson. Upon completion of the study in September 2013, several recommendations were made to Eastbound Approach of Beasley Drive at State Route 46improve system linkage, travel times, congestion, and safety along the corridor. Based on results of the corridor study and with input from city leaders, the Department is currently developing plans to provide for improvements to twelve intersections along SR-46 between Henslee Drive and I-40 and one additional intersection at Henslee Drive and East College Street. In addition to improvements at individual intersections, a coordinated traffic signal system is also proposed to be installed along two segments of SR-46; Henslee Drive to Jackson Brothers Way and Livestock Road through the I-40 ramps.

Other improvements proposed as part of the project include:

  • Widening SR 235 (College St.) from SR-46 to Academy Street
  • Realigning the intersection of Henslee Drive and East College Street
  • Relocating the Tennessee Technology Center access across for Jackson Brothers Way
  • Re-aligning Livestock Road Northbound State Route 46 at Henslee Drive (US 70)
  • Providing double left turn lanes at the eastbound ramp to I-40 on SR-46
  • Installation of three new traffic signals
    • SR-46 @ Oakmont Drive
    • SR-46 @ Jackson Brothers Way
    • SR-46 @ Livestock Road
  • Upgrading traffic signals at eight intersections
  • Railroad preemption at two intersections
    • SR-46 @ Livestock Road
    • SR-46 @ Christie Drive

Project Contacts

Lori Lange, P.E.
TDOT Region 3 Director of Project Development
(615) 350-4391

Greg Hamilton
TDOT Project Manager
(615) 532-3483