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Morrison paving project under way
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Traffic traveling from McMinnville to Morrison was limited to one lane Wednesday near Dakota Doors during road resurfacing on Highway 55. No problems have been reported to TDOT thus far.

After a rocky paving project last month on Smithville Highway, current resurfacing on Manchester Highway in Morrison is going smoothly.

Rogers Group Inc. is about three weeks into a 7.63-mile resurfacing project on Highway 55 that’s taking place in Warren and Coffee counties. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions in places as heavy equipment operators work to upgrade the road.

The contract price is $3.79 million, according to TDOT. Completion date has been set on or before Nov. 15.

Paving begins on Manchester Highway near its intersection with Old Well Road and extends through Morrison for 3.6 miles.

It takes a break before resuming near Swan Road in Coffee County and extending 3.9 miles to Interstate Drive near I-24.

“We haven’t gotten any complaints about it to my knowledge and that is a victory in our books,” said TDOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn.

A recent paving project in Warren County in September involving company Tinsley Asphalt produced a number of complaints from motorists who claimed their windshields were cracked and their paint jobs damaged by an abundance of loose gravel left on the road during construction.