Long-awaited ‘tunnel’ project now estimated to cost $28M

A project that would eliminate this at-grade crossing at Saundersville Road is now estimated to cost $28 million.

A long-awaited project to eliminate an at-grade railroad crossing at Saundersville Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and East Main Street may see additional delays as city leaders begin to grapple with a new $28 million price tag.

The city entered into a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for a second time in 2016 for the Local Interstate Connector (LIC). The new road will link Saundersville Road and East Main Street just west of the Hendersonville Animal Hospital and run under the CSX railroad tracks. The current at-grade crossing would close permanently.

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