Governor to Break Ground on I-40 Widening and Casey Jones Project in Jackson

Monday, October 02, 2017 | 2:15pm

Project includes improvements at Casey Jones and North Highland

JACKSON, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation officials joined state and local leaders in Jackson today to break ground on a project to widen I-40, improve the intersection at US45 By-Pass and Casey Jones and I-40, as well as the interchange at I-40 and North Highland (SR 5).

The $67 million, 2.9-mile project includes widening I-40 from four lanes to six lanes from west of US45 By-Pass (SR186) to west of N. Highland (SR5). This project also improves the interchange at I-40 with the US45 By-Pass, as well as the intersection at Carriage House and Casey Jones Lane, and also includes building a new interchange at I-40 and N. Highland.

“This project has been a long time in the making, and highlights the need for expanded investments in infrastructure,” Haslam said. “Providing more capacity along this corridor will improve safety and mobility in the immediate area, and will help reduce congestion on I-40, which benefits the entire region.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2021, with a milestone completion date of May 31, 2018 for the intersection improvements at Carriage House/Casey Jones and the interchange improvements at I-40 and the US45 By-Pass.

The IMPROVE Act will fund the 1.6 miles widening of I-40 from west of US412 to west of US45 By-Pass, and the 4.6 miles from east of N. Highland (SR5) to US70 (SR1). These projects, and others for Madison County, can be found here: https://www.tdot.tn.gov/projectneeds/spot#/

“With the additional funds from the IMPROVE Act, we will be able to move these projects forward years sooner than expected,” Commissioner Schroer added. “They are desperately needed for congestion relief and will help support the incredible economic growth in the region.”

For more information on the I-40 Widening and Casey Jones Project in Jackson, visit the project information page at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/i-40-interchanges-jackson

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