OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE:
Initial signal timing adjustments partially complete while awaiting warranty repairs from TDOT contractor to complete initial settings; traffic counts completed; Technical Memo pending outlining equipment upgrades needed at each intersection; final signal timing/synchronization adjustments forthcoming when traffic analysis is completed
One of the most citizen-requested traffic projects in Spring Hill moved into a construction phase in Summer 2019.
TDOT's safety project to install much-needed traffic signals at the on- and off-ramps of Saturn Parkway (S.R. 396) at Port Royal Road is on schedule went sent to bid letting on March 29, 2019. A "bid letting" allows qualified prime contractors to submit bids to compete for the construction contract to build the signal project. A contract was awarded in late Spring, and work began in Summer 2019.
TDOT has given the project an Oct. 31, 2019, contract completion date. Along with installing traffic lights, the 0.435-mile project will include miscellaneous safety improvements on Port Royal Road from north of Jim Warren Road to Old Port Royal Road North, including grading, drainage and paving. However, TDOT has said it could take an extended amount of time for the signal arms to be delivered, which could potentially extend the completion date for the signals to November or December.