Upcoming Road Construction in West Tennessee

Lane closures announced in West Tennessee for repairs and installations.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced possible daytime and nighttime lane closures across various locations in Region 4 from May 29 to June 5, 2024. These closures are necessary for repairs and new installations in several counties.

In Dyer County, SR-20 will have temporary lane closures due to bridge repairs on US 412 over the North Fork Forked Deer River. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a 12-foot lane restriction and a 5-foot shoulder. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH. Resurfacing projects on SR-181 from SR-104 to the Lake County Line and from the Lauderdale County Line to SR-104 will also cause temporary lane closures.

In Gibson and Carroll Counties, SR-76 (US-79) will see grading, drainage, and construction work, resulting in temporary lane closures. Barker Road at the intersection of the new SR-76 construction is permanently closed, with detours provided.

Obion County’s future I-69 (Phase 3) on SR-690 is now open, with speed limits reduced to 45 MPH in the southbound lanes.

In District 48, Crockett County’s US-412 will experience lane closures due to resurfacing, while Haywood County’s SR-179 and SR-222 will have lane closures for Full-Depth Reclamation and other resurfacing work.

Madison County will see crack sealing operations on SR-5 (US-45) near Three Way, TN, and asphalt repairs on US-412 from I-40 to US-70.

In District 49, Fayette County’s SR-196 will have temporary lane closures for pavement repairs. Multiple projects in Lauderdale County, including resurfacing on US-51 and SR-19, will result in lane closures.

Shelby County will experience numerous nighttime lane closures for resurfacing and bridge repairs on I-40, SR-3, SR-14, SR-385, I-240, and SR-177. I-55 at the Crump interchange will have significant closures from June 9 to June 23 for construction activities.

For detailed information on these projects and live-streaming traffic cameras, visit www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 for updates or follow TDOT on Twitter at https://twitter.com/myTDOT and https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT for West Tennessee-specific updates.

Drivers are advised to check travel conditions before departure and avoid distractions while driving.

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