TDOT / Smyrna Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Widening of Jefferson Pike (HWY 266)

Mar 17, 2021 at 12:41 pm by WGNS

Photo: A September 2020 rollover accident on Jefferson Pike.

The widening of Jefferson Pike has long been discussed, but construction on the roadway has failed to take off time and time again.

Rutherford County Road Board Member Keith Bratcher stated…


The stretch of road between Nissan Drive in Smyrna and I-840 has seen countless wrecks over the years. State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna, described one of the many fatal accidents on Jefferson Pike…

Sparks has pushed the Tennessee Department of Transportation for years on widening Highway 266, which is better known as Jefferson Pike. This month, those efforts finally paid off… a groundbreaking ceremony for the project took place this past Friday (3/12/2021). Sparks said the project is expensive, but worth the lives it could potentially save...

The length of time it will take to complete the widening of the three mile section of Jefferson Pike between Nissan Drive in Smyrna to I-840, could be upwards of three years. 

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