Germantown Road Faces 10-Day Closure

Germantown Road's northbound lanes will close for bridge repairs.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Commuters in Memphis face a temporary disruption as the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced a 10-day closure of the northbound lanes on Germantown Road, starting from Friday, March 1 at 8:00 pm until Monday, March 11 at 6:00 am. The closure is necessary for essential repairs on the Wolf River Bridge, an important infrastructural component that requires immediate attention.

During this period, TDOT contract crews will undertake a series of repairs that include the hydro-demolition of the bridge deck followed by the application of a new polymer concrete overlay. This method, chosen for its durability, involves the use of polymer-modified concrete that adheres to strict temperature guidelines, ensuring the longevity of the repairs.

The closure will only affect the northbound lanes of Germantown Road, with southbound lanes remaining accessible to motorists. To assist drivers in navigating around the closure, TDOT has provided a detailed detour map which can be accessed alongside other vital traffic information through their SmartWay system. Motorists are encouraged to visit for real-time construction activity updates and live-streaming traffic cameras. Alternative travel information can be obtained by dialing 511 or following TDOT’s Twitter handles @myTDOT for statewide travel updates, and @NicLawrenceTDOT for specifics on West Tennessee.

TDOT emphasizes the importance of planning ahead and staying informed about travel conditions. With a focus on safety, they remind drivers to refrain from distractions such as texting, tweeting, or talking on the phone while driving. The 10-day closure, while a temporary inconvenience, is crucial for ensuring the safety and reliability of the Wolf River Bridge for years to come.

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