Improvements along Research Park Boulevard are approximately 85% complete. The contractor continues to modify drainage and construct the center barrier wall, with paving anticipated to begin mid-June. The contractor will begin shifting traffic on Research Park Boulevard during paving operations to install multiple asphalt layers that could last for two months.
The contractor continues to stage construct the Old Madison Pike bridge, which is approximately 60% complete with new lanes, sidewalks, decorative railing and lighting. The north half of the bridge was completed in May and the traffic has been shifted to the north side to allow for construction to begin on the south side of the bridge. Traffic will continue to have one lane in each direction across the bridge and remain shifted to the north side for the remainder of 2021. The contractor will begin demolition and reconstruction of the southern half of the Old Madison Pike bridge.
The new Bradford Drive northbound ramp is complete, and the asphalt paving of the Mid-City exit ramp is underway. The ramp shoulders will continue to be dressed while the underground electrical is being installed. The entire project is anticipated to be complete at the end of the year, weather permitting.
Updated June 1, 2021