Upcoming Lane Closures Across West Tennessee Announced

West Tennessee to experience various lane closures for roadworks.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced a schedule for potential daytime and nighttime lane closures across West Tennessee, affecting 21 counties within Region 4. These closures, set to occur between March 27 and April 3, 2024, are necessary for repairs and new installations at various locations.

In District 47, Benton County will see temporary lane closures on I-40 for milling and paving operations, particularly affecting east and westbound traffic between MM 126.0 and the Tennessee River Bridge. Similarly, Dyer, Gibson/Carroll, Obion, Crockett, Haywood, Madison, Lauderdale, and Shelby Counties will undergo various roadworks, including bridge repairs on SR-20 over the North Fork Forked Deer River, grading and drainage on US-79 (SR-76), and resurfacing on several state routes.

Notably, future I-69 (Phase 3) in Obion County is now open to traffic, with ongoing construction on closed ramps. Additionally, the intersection improvement on US-51 (SR-3) at Curve-Nankipoo Road in Lauderdale County will cause lane closures in both directions.

Shelby County will experience multiple projects, including temporary lane closures on I-240 for storm drainage installation and on SR-177 over Wolf River for bridge repair. Furthermore, various routes in Memphis, such as 3rd Street (SR 14) and 2nd Street (SR 3), will see intermittent lane closures for safety and resurfacing works.

For real-time construction activity and traffic camera feeds, travelers can visit www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. TDOT also encourages travelers to dial 511 for travel information or follow their Twitter accounts for updates on statewide travel and specific information for West Tennessee.

TDOT reminds drivers to use all motorist information tools responsibly and to “Know Before You Go!” by checking travel conditions before departure. Additionally, drivers are urged to refrain from tweeting, texting, or talking on a cell phone while driving to ensure safety on the roads.

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