Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department announced today that portions of U.S. Highway 41A, north of the Red River Bridge, are under construction in preparation for paving later this month.
Citizens are urged to use caution when traveling from the Red River Bridge to Hermitage Drive along New Providence Boulevard for the next several weeks.
“Contractors began milling this week, and intend on completing that portion of construction by next week, weather permitting,” Clarksville Street Department Director David Sheppard said.
Milling is the process of breaking apart the top layer of the existing road, to prepare the surface for repaving. Paving is set to begin the week of October 20th, weather permitting, and will take approximately two to three weeks to complete.
“I am pleased to see this section of road being paved,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said. “It’s a needed improvement that will help make travel safer along that stretch of road. I appreciate the hard work of both our City employees and State employees in bringing this project to fruition.”
To minimize traffic impact on that area, construction will be conducted Sunday through Thursday nights, from around 8:00pm until 6:00am. Uneven lanes and grooved pavement signs will be posted and citizens are encouraged to allow for extra time when traveling through the area.
Vulcan Material, Clarksville, was awarded the $2.1 million contract to pave the New Providence Boulevard section of the Bypass. Tennessee Department of Transportation money is paying for the work.
Per the bid contract, paving should be finished no later than November 15th, 2019.