Bradley County's $54 million Highway 60 project on schedule as work continues into summer

Crews busy on new Candies Creek bridge, relocation of utilities

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The $54 million widening of State Route 60 in Bradley County is almost eight months into the project and crews are working at sites from one end to the other of the 3-mile footprint for the new, five-lane road.

At the beginning of May, the project stood at a little over 12% complete and was tracking on schedule, Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Rae-Anne Bradley said Thursday in an email.

Bradley said the price tag on the project hasn't changed, although there are some change orders related to utilities that are pending but not expected to have a significant effect. Johnson City, Tennessee-based Summers-Taylor Inc. is the contractor on the project, which is scheduled for completion by Aug.