West TN Roadwork Updates

West Tennessee announces extensive lane closures for road improvements.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced a series of lane closures across West Tennessee, affecting various counties and routes due to roadwork that includes pavement repairs, guardrail repairs, and the installation of new traffic management systems. These closures, spanning both daytime and nighttime hours, aim to facilitate a range of infrastructure improvements, from resurfacing projects to bridge repairs and safety enhancements.

In Carroll County, motorists can expect potential daytime lane closures on US 70A (SR 22BP) and US 70A (SR 77) for resurfacing work, with traffic controls in place to guide drivers through the work zones. Similar disruptions are anticipated in Dyer, Lake, and Obion Counties, where mobile lane closures will occur for various maintenance activities, including the relensing and replacement of snowplowable markers on state routes.

A significant bridge repair on US 412 (SR 20) over the North Fork Forked Deer River in Dyer County will introduce temporary lane restrictions, reducing traffic to one lane in each direction accompanied by a lowered speed limit to ensure safety. Furthermore, the construction activities on future I-69 in Obion County and upgrades on US 51 in Lauderdale County will also lead to lane closures, with specific attention to maintaining traffic flow during these extensive projects.

In the middle and southern parts of West Tennessee, specifically in Fayette, Madison, and Shelby Counties, daytime shoulder work is scheduled along major interstates and state routes for the installation of new cable barrier rail, aiming to enhance vehicular safety.

Shelby County, in particular, will see a variety of roadworks, including temporary lane closures on I-240 for bridge repairs over Shady Grove Rd., and intermittent lane closures in downtown Memphis and surrounding areas for safety and ADA improvements. These activities are part of TDOT’s ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the region’s road infrastructure.

Motorists are advised to stay informed about the latest traffic conditions by using TDOT’s SmartWay system online or by dialing 511. With safety as a priority, drivers are reminded to adhere to reduced speed limits and be vigilant of construction crews and equipment in the affected areas.

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