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Bypass Completion Expected Mid-’23

Article by Steve Corlew-

As weather permits, work on the Lexington bypass has continued with the new projected completion date being May or June 2023 according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Jones Brothers Construction has reduced traffic to one eastbound and one westbound lane on U.S. 412 at the intersection of the new bypass. Motorist are urged to use caution in the construction zone.

Mayor Robbie McCready updated the Lexington Rotary Club, Jan. 17th, saying much of the new bypass has been paved.

“Obviously any TDOT project of this magnitude has the potential to come with obstacles and delays,” Griggs said. “While we are disappointed the bypass will not be completed by the anticipated deadline, the City of Lexington is committed to working with TDOT to minimize the amount of inconvenience that this delay will cause to our local community.”

McCready also told Rotarians that he will provide a drawing to show the new U.S.412 intersection as soon as one is available. Traffic lights will be installed at both the U.S. 412 and the Tennessee 22 South intersections.

Officially designated State Route 459, the bypass was…

For complete coverage, see the January 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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