The City has planned for improvements to Long Lane as two separate projects. The first project would create a crossing of I-65 and connect Long Lane on the east with Old Peytonsville Road on the west. This crossing is included in the City’s Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTP). The main advantage of this crossing is to allow for traffic interconnectivity across I-65 without having to use Goose Creek By-Pass or Highway 96. The City has looked at the crossing both as an overpass and an underpass. At this time, the type of crossing has not been determined. The crossing will not connect to I-65 regardless of the type of crossing and will only be used to route traffic from one side of the interstate to the other. The project length is approximately 2,500 LF. The improvements will include 2 traffic lanes, bike lanes, sidewalk, curb and gutters, and other appurtenances as required.
The second project would improve the intersection of Long Lane and Peytonsville Road. Realigning this intersection will help improve sight distance for vehicles turning from Long Lane onto Peytonsville Road. The proposed improvements also match the TDOT design of the Goose Creek Interchange. The improvements include 3 lanes, curb and gutter, and sidewalk. Limits of construction are from North of Franklin South Court to Peytonsville Road. The project length is approximately 1,500 LF.