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State Route 52 (Corridor J) - Overton County

From near Oakley-Allons Road to State Route 111 Intersection in Livingston

Project Description

The current proposal to improve State Route 52 from State Route 136 to State Route 111 in Livingston was initially identified as a highway system needed in the Upper Cumberland area to provide better access to and to enhance the economic development of the region.

The proposed improvement is on a section of State Route 52 that is part of the proposed four-lane route identified to connect all of Tennessee’s county seats to the interstate system. Recently, this section of State Route 52 has been designated as part of Corridor J, one of the federal Appalachian Routes running through Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) completed a transportation planning report for this section of State Route 52 in early 2008. This planning report provides a brief history of the project, a preliminary purpose and need for the project, a review of the existing conditions and proposed improvements, among other information. There were deficiencies noted in the report, including deficient vertical and horizontal alignments, which indicates much of the route has inadequate sight distance. In addition, the majority of the route is comprised of no-passing zones.

The project has been divided into two separate sections. The first section starts near Oakley Allons Road and ends at State Route 111 in Livingston. The next section is from State Route 136 to Oakley Allons Road.

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Project Timeline

Property Acquisitions and Relocations; Estimated Completion 2014 Construction; Funded for Fiscal Year 2014

Proposed Design
The section from Oakley Allons Road to SR-111 in Livingston has two proposed designs.

A four lane section with shoulders and ditches and a center turning lane are being developed from near Oakley Allons Road to Allred Street in Livingston.

The remainder of this section from Allred Street to State Route 111 in Livingston will be a four lane section with curbs and gutters and a center turning lane.

Project Contact

Amber Pemberton Thornton, PE
Transportation Project Manager
Tennessee Department of Transportation
4005 Cromwell Rd
PO Box 22368
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2368
Phone 423.510.1225
Email: amber.thornton@tn.gov