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The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be replacing the Lewallen Bridge—known as “the green bridge” to locals—that connects Clinton and South Clinton on Highway 25W within the next couple of years.
Clinton city officials met last Friday with TDOT representatives to learn more about the project and its tentative schedule. TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi in an email said that the new bridge will be realigned to the park side of the bridge, which is upstream from the current bridge, so that the state can avoid “the costly acquisition of several homes” downstream of the bridge in the other side.
Officials said the new structure will feature four 12-foot-wide travel lanes and another 12-foot-wide center lane as well as two five-foot-long sidewalks and will be about 20 feet wider than the current bridge. If all goes as planned, officials say that construction start sometime in 2016.
City and state officials will meet again once structural drawings are completed to discuss exactly how Riverfront Park, which is located immediately next to the current bridged, will be affected.
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