State will install turn lane at MCHS in 2021

The new turn lane at MCHS will be expanded on the Lynchburg Nursing Home side and will not affect the Raider baseball and softball fields. The purple lines represent current right of way and the red lines represent new right of ways after construction. (Map provided by TDOT)

LOCAL NEWS — According to Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to install a turn lane at Moore County High School in 2021. The council voted unanimously on Monday on a resolution approving the turning lane project along Highway 55 at the high school.

The project’s intent is to bring the Moore County school zone within state compliance and TDOT will fund the new turn lane including utilities relocation.

TDOT will install turn lanes at both the entrance to MCHS and Goodbranch Road directly across from the Lynchburg Nursing Center. There will also be a separate turn lane at the entrance to the softball an baseball fields. The project will begin just west of the the Moore County Water Treatment Plant. The bridge nearest the plant will be widened to a three lane bridge. The turning lane project will end just east of the high school past the entrance to MCHS.

According to Mayor Lewis, the project will not affect the MCHS baseball and softball fields. The project is currently in the right of way phase and may changes as it progresses.

A Public Hearing regarding the project will take place prior to the Metro Council’s November meeting on November 16. For more information, contact Mayor Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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