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Road work to begin on S. Chancery
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One of the busiest streets used during the school year will be undergoing some construction work in the next few weeks.
TDOT has contacted with Tinsley Asphalt to resurface S. Chancery Street from Colville Street to the overpass by Warren County High School. Work will also include new pavement markings, snowplowable markers, and guardrail terminal upgrades.
According to TDOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn, restrictions have been placed on the construction company in order to minimize traffic concerns.
“The work must be done on or before Oct. 31,” she said. “Once work begins, they have 35 calendar days to complete the work. When school is in session, no work will be allowed before 8 a.m. and between 2:45 and 3:30 p.m.”
Also, along with other periods when the contractor will not be allowed to have closures due to major events and attractions, the company cannot have lane closures during holidays or holiday weekends.
If work is not complete within the 35 calendar day time period or before the completion date of Oct. 31, deduction for liquidated damages shall be made by TDOT against the company.
The normal function of traffic lights may be interrupted during work, according to Flynn.
“During the construction process, the traffic lights may have to set on a pre-timed schedule since the existing loops will no longer be functioning,” she said.
The section in question was last resurfaced in 1998. It exhibits moderate to heavy cracking especially along the centerline joint. 
McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock says he has been in contact with the company and work will begin this week.
“If work begins as expected, the drop dead date for completion is Aug. 16,” Brock said.
The Warren County School System goes back in session Aug. 9.
Construction will cost $484,263. The Franklin G. Clement Bridge over Barren Fork River is excluded from the project.