Work to begin on U.S. 27 intersection

June 3, 2014

intersection newentrance-aerialWork on the intersection connecting Landes Way and U.S. 27 is scheduled to begin July 1 and to be completed by Aug. 15, Bryan officials have been informed.

View of Landes Way from U.S. 27 at the site of the new intersection. Bryan’s president, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, said he spoke recently with a representative of The Rogers Group, contractor for the project, who gave him the July 1 target. Construction of the intersection is being funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation through a contract administered by the City of Dayton.

Bryan’s portion of the new entrance, from the U.S. 27 right of way to the campus, was completed in the fall of 2010 and dedicated in October at the college’s homecoming celebration.

“Thanks to assistance from State Sen. Ken Yager and Rep. Jim Cobb and wonderful cooperation by the City of Dayton, the Tennessee Department of Transportation agreed to fund this improvement to U.S. 27,” Dr. Livesay said. “We believe this fits into the city’s long-range traffic plans and ultimately will benefit motorists using State Route 30 as well.”

Dr. Livesay explained that construction of the intersection had to follow state bidding guidelines, so the project was not completed with the rest of the entrance construction. The contract with The Rogers Group calls for work to be finished by Aug. 15.