Information from WYSH Radio
Clinton will have to continue to wait for the Lewallen Bridge replacement project to proceed as city officials have told WYSH Radio that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has not yet obtained the necessary permits from either the Tennessee Valley Authority or the Coast Guard that would allow the work to begin.
Clinton City Manager Roger Houck said that the permit application process will likely take six to nine months, meaning that the timeline has been pushed back once again by the state.
A request for bid proposals is now expected to be sent out next month, with those bids tentatively scheduled to be opened in January. TDOT could award a contract for the new bridge in February and construction, provided the necessary permits have been obtained, could now begin sometime in the spring. [Read more…]