SPENCER, Tenn. — Fall Creek Falls State Park’s new $40.4 million, 85-room lodge remains on course for a fall finish as crews continue work on the exterior, interior and the installation of kitchen equipment, state officials said.
The project that broke ground in January 2019 is now 90% complete, and despite supply issues involving construction materials in other areas of the country, there have been no delays or cost overruns for the project at the 29,800-acre state park on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Department of General Services spokesperson David Roberson said.
“While material supplies across the nation may have been impacted by COVID and other external issues, this project has not experienced material delays,” Roberson said. “This project has run smoothly.”
Roberson said the construction crews this month have been performing interior finish work such as painting, tile work, carpet installation, ceiling grids and kitchen equipment installations.
“There is also some miscellaneous trade work — mechanical, electrical and plumbing — still taking place, as would be expected on a project of this magnitude,” he said.
In the contractor’s information on the design, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Bell & Associates Construction describes the new lodge as having a “woodsy, rustic appearance with an upscale, modern twist” in the park’s natural setting.
The lodge will feature conference and meeting spaces, grab-and-go retail space, a restaurant/bar…