Dickson Mayor Don Weiss will unveil some of the preliminary plans for improvements to Highway 46 at a briefing Monday night. The mayor’s office announced Weiss will hold a briefing at Dickson City Hall at 6:00 tonight to “provide information relating to Highway 46 and a Traffic System Management plan” being developed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Weiss said on a recent Power Lunch program on WDKN that he has seen some of the preliminary proposals being prepared by TDOT after the state decided to make changes to Highway 46 instead of building a southwest bypass. In June 2012, TDOT announced it had chosen the TSM alternative with a projected cost of around $1.3 million over five proposed routes for a bypass connecting Highway 70 West to Highway 46 and/or Interstate 40 with projected costs of $50-90 million. The early proposals included adding turning lanes, synchronizing traffic signals, evaluating the need for more signals and other improvements designed to reduce travel time and congestion on Dickson County’s busiest road by cutting down on intersection stops and delays. The preliminary plan also included the possible consolidation of business entrances on Highway 46. Weiss also recently said TDOT’s plan is taking into account the possible addition of an intersection and traffic signals at the proposed Crossings of Dickson retail shopping center. Weiss, who strongly supported the proposal to build a bypass that has been tossed around for almost a decade, was at first skeptical about the TSM alternative to improve Highway 46 but said on the Power Lunch earlier this month he is a little more hopeful after seeing some of TDOT’s preliminary proposals.