PHOTO: Exposed rebar is seen on the Wildwood Valley Drive bridge Monday, June 3, 2019, in Brentwood, Tennessee.
By RACHAEL LONG
Residents living in the northwest Brentwood may soon begin to see impacts of improvements the city must make to a bridge near the Wildwood Estates.
The Wildwood Valley Drive bridge needs repairs as the river has eroded bridge pilings and the bridge deck has begun to break, exposing rebar and creating potholes. The bridge crosses the Little Harpeth River and is situated roughly 500 feet from the Brentwood Swim and Tennis Club.
After a January meeting city staff held with residents, it was determined that the resurfacing project timeline be adjusted in order to avoid major impacts to the swim and tennis club’s calendar.
According to information on the city’s website, the project will impact residents living in more than 100 homes in two primary subdivisions, the Wildwood Estates and the Brentwood Lights.
Though minor work is set to begin in early June, construction was not yet underway as of Monday, June 3.
The proposed construction timeline is as follows:
- June 2019 — minor work begins
- July 2019 — traffic impacted with temporary light after July 4
- October 2019 — bridge completed
- November 2019 — cleanup and restoration
In order to decrease traffic impacts, the city will repair and resurface the bridge one half at a time. As such, the lane width will be reduced and a temporary traffic light will be installed to help direct traffic.
City staff advise residents to allow extra travel time for delays which may be caused by the temporary signal.
For more information on the resurfacing project or for periodic project updates, residents should contact Public Works Director Todd Hoppenstedt at 615-371-0080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.