The Tennessee Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting on the proposed Highway 46 improvement project on Thursday, Nov. 21. The session will be 6-8 pm in the cafeteria at Dickson County High School. According to the meeting notice, TDOT representatives will make a presentation about the Traffic System Management proposal then hold a question and answer session. TDOT will be accepting oral comments on the plan at the meeting and will have forms available to submit written comments for 21 days following the meeting. TDOT officials also will make a presentation on the plan at the Dickson City Council’s Finance and Management Committee meeting at 6 pm Monday, Nov. 18. TDOT chose the TSM alternative to improve traffic flow in Dickson over several proposed routes for a southwestern bypass that had been discussed for years. The proposal includes improvements to 13 intersections on or near Highway 46 between Interstate 40 and Henslee Drive, the addition of new signals at the intersections with Lewis Hollow Road, Oakmont Drive, Jackson Brothers Way and Livestock Road and turning lane and intersection design improvements. It also includes the addition of a second westbound lane on College Street from Mathis Drive to Academy Street and a redesign of the Highway 70 East-Henslee Drive split. The plan projects a cost of about $5.5 million in state funds with approximately $2.8 million in “non-participating projects” to be funded by the city of Dickson, including the relocation of Barbeque Road and Marshall Stuart Drive and extension of East Christi Drive. The city is seeking State Industrial Access funds for the estimated $1.3 million to relocate Marshall Stuart Drive.