State Route 65 (US 431)

Robertson County

Overview

The project for State Route 65 (US 431), between Old Highway 431 and SR 11 (US 41, Memorial Boulevard) in Robertson County, includes reconstruction and widening  for approximately 6.5 miles. Additionally, signals will be added or upgraded at seven intersections along the route.

Purpose and Need

The existing roadway is primarily two lanes. The project will widen the existing roadway to a five-lane facility or a four-lane divided highway, depending on location. Construction will increase the number of lanes, increase lane and shoulder widths, and improve route deficiencies. The planned improvements are designed to improve safety, address congestion, and accommodate future growth in the area.

The improvements are also consistent with an approved 2004 Advanced Planning Report and an initial request to improve SR 65 by local officials.

Design

Due to the size of the project, improvements to SR 65 have been divided into two smaller sections or phases.

  • from Springfield City Limits, near Walling Road, to SR 11 (US 41, Memorial Boulevard) in Springfield
    • five 12-foot lanes
      • two lanes in each direction
      • continuous center turn lane
    • 10-foot shoulders
    • curb and gutter
    • sidewalks

The right-of-way width will be a minimum 104 feet throughout this section. The bridge over Carr Creek, north of Walling Road, will be replaced. Signals will be added or upgraded at six (6) intersections.

  • Old Highway 431, north of the Davidson County Line, to Walling Road
    • four 12-foot lanes (divided highway)
      • two lanes in each directions
      • 52-foot median
    • 12-foot outside shoulders

The signal at SR 257 (Betts Road) will be upgraded for the additional lanes.