Construction started October on the first phase of safety improvements on Tanner Bridge Road. Don Schnieders Excavating was awarded a contract to make improvements near the Tara Road intersection as well as realign the intersection. The work is part of a multi-phase project to make safety improvements to Tanner Bridge Road from Route B to the Grand Highland subdivision.. The road will remain open during the early stages of the project but will close for actual road construction at 9 a.m. Oct. 28. The project is expected to take about a month and the detour will be from Route B to Friendship Road. However, local residents will still be able to access their property. Tanner Bridge Road is one of the highest traveled two-lane roads in Cole County, with more than 2,000 vehicles per day.