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Murfreesboro officials want suggestions on renaming the soon to open “Bridge Over Broad.”
City Councilman Rick LaLance proposed the name be “First Responders Memorial Bridge” during a Thursday night meeting and recommended discussing options during a work shop.
“We’re glad to help you with it,” said Lyons, who noted that public feedback will help the officials decide on a name.”Bridge Over Broad is kind of a place holder. Highway 41) is scheduled to open for traffic Dec. 17.
City Councilman Eddie Smotherman also said LaLance had a great idea.
“Open it up for the public and have some public input, as well,” said Smotherman, who quipped that the city could even consider putting a sign up by the bridge with the headline, “Name this bridge.”
Mayor Shane McFarland suggested the city use the same approach with the bridge as the government is doing inaccepting feedback on naming a future west side park that will open in the Blackman community between Burnt Knob, Blackman andVaughn roads and Veterans Parkway off Interstate 840.
TDOT forecasts that the intersectionwill have 72,
740 vehicle trips per day by 2034, which is an increase of 14,080 from the 2014 count of 58,660.
The state awarded an initial $17.6 million contract to Brentwood based Bell Associates Construction to start the bridge project in January 2014. The initial work was supposed to be completed by spring 2016.
The stateadjusted the contractafter discovering more work was needed to adjust the design and relocate the utility lines without taking out space needed for the existing businesses, saidDegges, who noted that about 75 percent of TDOT projects are completed on the original advertised schedule.
Although most of the work Bell does with subcontractorswill be completed to open the bridge before Christmas, the company will be fined for not having all the project completed by Dec. 15, Degges said.