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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.