OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: Preliminary engineering for North Segment is progressing to 65% design. Considerable coordination underway with new residential developments along Buckner Lane corridor. Consultant team is ready to begin ROW acquisition process for North Segment - BOMA will need to appropriate funding for ROW/easement acquisition. Preliminary engineering will continue on North Segment. Preliminary engineering is tentatively scheduled to begin for South Segment by end of December.
Buckner Lane will be widened to five lanes from Buckner Road to Duplex Road. This project is critical to handling the additional traffic that will come from the new I-65 Interchange to be built at what will be an extended Buckner Road. The Buckner Lane widening project is currently estimated at $13.9 million.
The City of Spring Hill in February 2018 received conceptual approval from the Federal Highway Administration to build an I-65 interchange that will connect into an extension of Buckner Road, and then in December 2018 received a $25 million federal grant to help jumpstart the interchange project. The widening of Buckner Lane will be completed before the new interchange exit opens.
The future development of the massive, 775-acre mixed-use project planned by Southeast Ventures for the Alexander Farm property bordering I-65 and Buckner Road also has hinged on approval of the interchange. The traffic impacts from that mixed use development -- which will include large office space, commercial retail, a wide range of residential units, and park space -- helped warrant the need for an I-65 interchange at Buckner Road.
More information on the Buckner Lane Widening Project will be updated here soon.