U.S. 127 on Signal Mountain gets facelift

U.S. 127 on Signal Mountain gets facelift

August 16th, 2012 in Local Regional News

Signal Mountain residents are advised to allow for extra driving time over the next month as crews resurface a little more than four miles of U.S. 127 from the Sequatchie County Line to Miles Road.

The project is a daytime paving operation, with crews shutting down sections of the road one lane at a time. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn said flaggers will be at the paving site to assist with traffic control on the two-lane road when needed.

"I realize it is a bit of an imposition ... but we will try to do the best job we can and get it completed quickly," Flynn said.

The resurfacing project, which began in mid-July, will cost about $694,000. Flynn said the thin-mix overlay being applied to the roadway will preserve the pavement for another five to seven years, when it will be more deeply resurfaced.

"It's basically to make sure the road surface is kept in the best condition," she said of the current project. "Our goal is to resurface state routes every 12 years ... and our interstate every eight years."

The project is being handled by Highways Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., and is slated to be finished on or before Sept. 30.