The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin taking bids on 86 road construction projects next month.
Most of the projects up for bid across the state would add or repair guard rails and cable barriers along interstates and state routes. TDOT also plans to bid out several bridge repairs across the state.
Recent federal data revealed several of the state’s bridges have been flagged for structural deficiencies. TDOT reports 25 of those bridges so far are either fixed or under repair.
In Knox County, TDOT will bid out intersection improvements, guard rail work and an interstate resurfacing project from Cherry Street to Rutledge Pike that also includes bridge repairs. The agency will also bid out work on SR 33 into Union County.