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Bike lane included in paving project
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A bike lane is coming to Morrison Street is a project scheduled to be complete on or before Oct. 31.

A Morrison Street paving project, which includes the city’s first bike route, has been awarded and work is slated to begin. 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a resurfacing project, which includes State Route 286, as well as a section of State Route 55, to Tinsley Asphalt for $2.9 million. 

“A preconstruction conference was recently held and the contractor will begin work soon,” said TDOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn. “The project completion date is on or before Oct. 31, 2020.”

Morrison Street resurfacing will include a bike lane through an enhancement pavement marking and signing plan. 

Project details

• The resurfacing on 286 is from east of South Chancery Street (log mile 0.00) to west of SR-380 (log mile 2.79), including bridge expansion joint repair.

• Length - 2.790 miles 

• The resurfacing on SR-55 from north of Old Well Road (log mile 4.76) to north of Hallum Lane (log mile 8.56). 

• Length - 3.8 miles 

• Total project length - 6.59 miles 

McMinnville officials requested a bike lane as part of the resurfacing project, which TDOT approved.