TDOT: Series of lane closures expected through Sept. 30, likely to create 'significant' delays
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have closed one lane of travel on Hwy. 109 in Wilson County - the first of a series of lane closures for paving operations.
According to TDOT, the work zone will extend northbound and southbound, from north of U.S. 70/Lebanon Road to the Cumberland River Bridge. The work will require several scheduled lane closures between now and Sept. 30.
The first series of lane closures are:
Now through Friday, June 19, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Monday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 24, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The resurfacing project is part of a larger effort to preserve the nearly 20-year-old pavement, which shows signs of significant wear. Currently, two projects are under development to widen the stretch of Hwy. 109, but construction is not expected to begin for at least two years, pending funding. Resurfacing will prevent further deterioration of the roadway prior to the future widening projects.
The operation is likely to create "significant traffic delays," a statement issued by TDOT read. Portable message boards will alert motorists to the lane closures, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will also be on-site to assist with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid the area during the expected lane closures if possible.
All scheduled closures are weather-dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled. For the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras, visit www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Motorists can also dial '511' from any landline or cell phone for travel information.