Business & Heritage Clarksville
Local News, Business, Arts, Heritage – DAILY — Serving the Clarksville, TN region.

October 21, 2010

TDOT opens new State Route 218 section in Henry County

TDOT officials joined State, City and County officials to open State Route 218 in Henry County

TDOT officials joined State and local community leaders to open State Route 218 in Henry County.

Tennessee Department of Transportation officials joined state and local leaders in Henry County Wednesday to celebrate the on time completion of the new section of State Route 218 and officially open it to traffic. State Route 218 from State Route 54 to State Route 69 is the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project in West Tennessee constructed in an entirely new location to open to traffic.

“Today, we want to recognize the on time completion of this important project and also thank the city of Paris and Henry County for partnering with TDOT to construct this important roadway.  “Survey and design of the final section between State Route 69 and US641 is currently underway as we continue this joint venture in making this bypass a reality,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely.

The entire bypass will be built on a new location with two 12 foot travel lanes and eight foot shoulders.

“The three miles of new bypass that we open today is just one way that TDOT has put our resources to good use.” “I thank Deputy Governor Nicely and TDOT for continuing to make these investments in our infrastructures,” declared Senator Roy Herron.

The remaining section just north of Paris is in the design phase. The local government will be responsible for acquiring the right of way. Currently it is scheduled for construction by the end of 2013.

“This bypass will relieve the truck traffic going through the downtown area.” “I’m pleased to be here in Henry County today to open this new section of State Route 218 and I want to thank the Deputy Governor and TDOT for this investment in Henry County,” added State Representative Butch Borchert.

Vaughn Contractors, of Waverly, Tennessee was the prime contractor for the job which cost an estimated $8 million and had an estimated completion date of 10/31/2010.

For more information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, visit or visit and click on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act link in the middle of the page.

About the Author

Turner McCullough, Jr.
Turner is Publisher of Business & Heritage Clarksville. He is a disabled Retired US Army veteran, interests include -photography, jazz, beachfront ocean exposures, sharing good foods with friends, wine tasting, political advocacy, people watching, theatre, arts, works of Wm Shakespeare/James Patterson/Maya Angelo/Alice Walker/Brian Lumley, Cornel West, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Pres. Lyndon B.Johnson, movies, books, writing, parliamentary procedure.


2014TN Ed. State Rpt CardCover

Tennessee infrastructure improvement needs total over $38.8B

One of the reasons for the overall increase in the need for public infrastructure was the increase in the estimated cost for transportation improvements, which increased by $917 million (4.4%) to $21.5 billion. At 55% of the e...
by News Staff Ed.

tdot 1

State Agencies celebrate first National Traffic Incident Management Facility

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility today. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training ...
by News Staff

inclement weather dismissal

TDOT’s Book-A-Planner” Meeting rescheduled due to weather

Due to the weather, the community meeting scheduled to take place tonight has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled to Monday, November 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Burchwood Park.
by News Staff Ed.



Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>