PDF of TSM proposed changes to intersection of Highway 46 and Lewis Hollow Road.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s improvement plan for Highway 46 includes the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection with Lewis Hollow Road and proposes that the city relocate Barbeque Road to align with the intersection. TDOT looked at moving Barbeque Road to align with Marshall Stuart Drive but determined there would be fewer drainage and utility constraints if the intersection is moved north to Lewis Hollow Road. The change would mean Barbeque Road would be shifted north to connect to Highway 46 between the current Faulkner Automotive at 560 Hwy. 46 and Dickson County Equipment at 552 Hwy. 46 on the west side of the highway. The relocation of Barbeque Road would be a “non-participating partnership,” meaning the projected $900,000 cost would fall to the city instead of the state. Lewis Hollow Road would be widened to accommodate two approach lanes, a left-turn and a combination right-turn and through lane. The Barbeque Road approach would be two lanes, a right-turn lane and a combination left-turn and through lane. The northbound and southbound Highway 46 approaches would each include two through lanes and left- and right-turn lanes. The signal would include both permitted and protected left-turn signals. Relocating Barbeque Road would require the city to acquire additional property and right of way, possibly affecting the Faulkner building and southern building for Dickson County Equipment. The state is projecting spending $5.5 million on the Highway 46 project, while moving Barbeque Road would be part of the city’s estimated $2.8 million share of the project.