Information from WYSH Radio
WYSH Radio has reported that the contract to replace the Lewallen Bridge on Highway 25W/State Route 9 (Clinton Highway/Clinch Avenue) over the Clinch River near downtown Clinton was awarded on August 17 to Charles Blalock and Sons Incorporated of Sevierville. Their bid for the replacement of the bridge, known to locals as the “green bridge,” came in at $27,735,269.72.
The bridge connects downtown Clinton and north Clinton to south Clinton.
The aging bridge is due for replacement, according to the state, and while it is still considered safe, the replacement will address looming concerns regarding the structure due to its age.
Mark Nagi, spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, said in an email Wednesday morning that “in the weeks to come there will be a pre-construction meeting and a schedule will be set for construction activities.”
While that construction schedule has yet to be set, the due date for completion of the project as stipulated by the request for proposals is on or before August 31, 2021.
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