West TN Lane Closures Announced

TDOT announces extensive lane closures across West TN for various roadworks.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced a comprehensive schedule of lane closures throughout West Tennessee, affecting multiple counties and highways due to a variety of road maintenance and construction activities. Motorists traveling through the region are advised to prepare for potential delays and exercise caution when encountering work zones.

In Carroll County, daytime lane closures are expected on US 70A for resurfacing projects, affecting stretches from Lexington Street to Paris Street and from SR 22 to near SR 364. Drivers should be alert for crews and equipment on the road.

Further maintenance work will see daytime and nighttime mobile lane closures in Carroll, Dyer, Lake, and Obion Counties on various state routes for snowplowable marker replacement and relensing. One lane will remain open at all times to minimize disruptions.

Significant bridge repair on US 412 over the North Fork Forked Deer River in Dyer County will lead to temporary lane reductions, with traffic flow restricted to one lane in each direction starting April 10, 2023. The speed limit in the area has been lowered to 55 MPH to ensure safety.

Gibson and Carroll Counties will witness lane closures on SR-76 (US-79) due to grading, drainage, and construction work from Cades-Atwood Road to east of SR 77. This project also includes the construction of a concrete box bridge and noise wall, alongside paving efforts.

Additionally, the future I-69 (Phase 3) in Obion County is now open, with ongoing construction on closed ramps. Reduced speed limits and possible detours are in place to facilitate the transition onto US51.

In Districts 48 and 49, covering the middle/southern and southwest parts of West Tennessee, motorists can expect shoulder work and lane closures on I-40, I-55, I-269, and other major routes for cable barrier rail installation, intersection improvements, and resurfacing works.

Notably, major construction activities on the I-55 Mississippi River Bridge and surrounding interchanges in Memphis will necessitate lane closures and new traffic patterns, particularly affecting I-55 southbound lanes and various local streets. These efforts are part of ongoing projects to improve infrastructure and safety.

TDOT encourages travelers to stay informed about construction activities and traffic conditions by subscribing to the TDOT_REGION4_LANE_CLOSURES email list, visiting the TNSmartWay website, or following TDOT’s Twitter accounts for real-time updates. As roadwork schedules can change due to weather and other factors, drivers are reminded to “Know Before You Go” and make use of all available resources to plan their trips accordingly.

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