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West Tennessee Weekly Construction Januar 16-23, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 04:22am

BENTON COUNTY, SR-191 over I-40: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There will be possible lane closures in both directions on State Route 191.  At present there is a lane shift/closures westbound I-40 at mile marker 133.0. Saturday January 18, 6:00 a. m. through Monday January 20, 6:00a.m.:  There will be a lane shift/closures eastbound I-40 at mile marker 133.0.  Contractor will be constructing the bracing item related to the repair of the State Route 191 overpass bridge.  THP will assist with traffic control.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over an overflow and the Big Sandy River.  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  A signal system is being utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 10’ lane restriction.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over the Rutherford Fork Obion River and overflows.  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  A signal system is being utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 9.5’ lane restriction.

CHESTER COUNTY, SR-22:  Bridge Repair on State Route 22 over Dry Creek at the intersection of Willis Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  A signal system is active and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 11’ lane restriction.  A detour will be put in place for Willis Road during the lane closure.

CROCKETT COUNTY, SR-20:  Temporary lanes closures each day for resurfacing beginning at the Dyer County line to Lyons/Birmingham Road.

CROCKETT COUNTY, SR-20:  Northbound outside lane at log mile 1.66 to log mile 1.28 will be closed approximately a month for intersection improvements.  Southbound outside lane at log mile 1.20 to log mile 1.47 will be closed approximately a month for intersection improvements.

CROCKETT/GIBSON COUNTY, SR-188:  Construction of five (5) concrete box beam bridges on State Route 188 at the Crockett/Gibson County line.  The roadway is CLOSED with a detour route posted.

DYER COUNTY, SR-104:  Bridge Repair on State Route 104 over overflow log mile 19.67.  A signal system will be utilized and will reduce traffic to one lane with a 10’ 9” lane restriction.

FAYETTE COUNTY, I-40, Interchange at SR 222:  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  The east and westbound shoulders at Exit 42 are CLOSED. Saturday January 18 & Sunday January 19, 7:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m Eastbound lanes of I-40 will be CLOSED.  Traffic from I 40 will be directed up the ramps.  No thru traffic from State Route 222 will be allowed.  THP and HELP will assist with traffic control.

FAYETTE COUNTY, SR-194:  Six (6) bridges are being replaced on State Route 194 between State Route 57 and State Route 15 (US-64).  Motorists should watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zones.

FAYETTE COUNTY, SR-194:  Temporary lane closures are possible for the installation of safety improvements on State Route 194 in Fayette County.  Currently performing final cleanup.  A flagman will be onsite to direct traffic.

FAYETTE COUNTY SR-196:  Temporary lanes closures are possible for the installation of safety improvements on State Route 196 in Fayette County.  A flagman will be on site to direct traffic when the new signs are being installed.

FAYETTE and SHELBY COUNTY, (SR-385) Future I-269:  Construction of I-269 from the interchange with State Route 385 to the Mississippi State line.  The project intersects with US 72 (State Route 86) in the area of the Mann Road intersection.  State Route 86 is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge construction in the median.  Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the roadway from the construction zone and also crossing the roadway.

GIBSON COUNTY, SR-104:  A widening project from west of State Route 188 to Milligan Lane and Gumwoods Road will result in temporary lane closures each day.  Traffic has been shifted from east of State Route 188 to the proposed eastbound lanes.

HARDEMAN COUNTY, SR-18:  Construction of a concrete box beam bridge and paving on State Route 18 over Cypress Creek.  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There will be lane closures north and southbound with a temporary signal in place.  One lane will remain open, in each direction.

HAYWOOD COUNTY,  I-40:  Construction for the West Tennessee Solar Farm and Welcome Center, including removal of Albright Road bridge. Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There are no scheduled closures.

HAYWOOD COUNTY,  I-40:  Construction at the intersection of State Route 76 & I-40 at the weigh station ramps.  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There are no scheduled lane closures.

LAKE COUNTY, SR-22:  A widening project on State Route 22, south of State Route 21 in Tiptonville to existing State Route 22 (Cates Landing Rd.).  There are lane shifts throughout the project.  State Route 22 is closed from intersection of State Route 212 and Vaughn Road North to Cates Landing Road. Detour 3.5 miles on Vaughn Road to State Route 22 Cates Landing Road.

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, SR-3:  Bridge Repair (2) on US-51 (State Route 3) over Chambers Branch.  Traffic is reduced to one lane with a 10’ 6” lane restriction.  Speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH.

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, SR-208:  A widening project on State Route 208 (State Route 209/Cleveland Street) beginning at State Route 209 (Washington Street) and extending to State Route 208 at US-51/State Route 3 in Ripley.  There will be temporary lane closures daily.

MADISON COUNTY, US-70 (SR-1): A bridge repair project over Gilmers Creek. Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There will be lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound directions on State Route 1, with a temporary signal, for duration of the project.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 11’ lane restriction.  Beginning January 22, 2014, signal will be activated.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-55:  The I-55 Welcome Center is CLOSED due to construction of a new facility.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 Bridge over MS River Phase 8: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  The left (inside) shoulder of the exit ramp for westbound Interstate 40 to Second Street is closed. The exit ramp from eastbound I-40 to Riverside Drive has been narrowed to 14 feet (a small portion of the left shoulder and lane is blocked) and “wide loads” are restricted from using this.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 Bridge over MS River Phase 9: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  Eastbound lane of I-40 is closed. The closure is required for safe access and egress for seismic retrofit on the Arkansas approach of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge.  Contractor is reconstructing foundations, columns and pier caps under the bridge approach structure.  The lane closure is anticipated to remain in place until June 2014.

SHELBY COUNTY I-40 westbound between Exit 12 & Exit 14 (Floating Maintenance) LOOK AHEAD:  Sunday January 26, 9:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m.:  I-40 westbound between the Sycamore View/Exit 12 and Whitten Road/Exit 14, for milling and paving operations.  Two lanes will be closed, one lane will remain open.  THP will assist with traffic control.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 Memphis Smartway Transportation (ITS) I-40 beginning at SR-177 (Germantown Road) in Shelby County extending to Braden Road Overpass in Fayette County: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22There are no scheduled closures.

SHELBY COUNTY-Annual Preventative and Unscheduled Maintenance of the Memphis I. T. S. System Equipment, including the TMC  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There are no scheduled closures.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 westbound over Levee Road: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22The westbound shoulder will be closed for the duration of the project.  Levee Road between Thomas Street (State Route 3) and N. Bellevue Blvd. will be CLOSED during construction.  Detour route is posted.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-240 North of SR-385 to North of Walnut Grove Rd.: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22A widening project on I-240 will cause temporary lane closures. Traffic has been moved to temporary ramps at the Walnut Grove interchange.

Sunday January 19 through Thursday January 23, 8:00 p. m.-6:00 a. m.:  There will be lane closures eastbound between mile marker 13.5 and 14.5 and westbound between mile marker 15.0 and mile marker 16.0, for the installation of median barrier Glare screen extension.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40/I-240 Phase 2 Interchange Improvements Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  Modification of the I-40/I-240 interchange. Saturday January 18 & Sunday January 19, 6:30 a. m.-5:30 p. m.:  The right lane of the 12C exit ramp on I-240 East (from Walnut Grove to I-40 East) will be closed for ramp work. The work includes the setting of temporary portable barrier rail, attenuator, and grinding and installation of pavement markers.  The left lane will remain open.

SHELBY COUNTY, SR-14 (US-61):  A replacement of the bridge over Illinois Central Railroad from South Parkway to McLemore Avenue.  Roadway is CLOSED, a detour route is posted.

SHELBY COUNTY, SR-57:  Replacement of damaged drainage culverts along Poplar Ave. (State Route 57) between Kirby Parkway and Johnson Rd. in Germantown.  The contractor will begin work on Poplar Ave. (State Route 57) at Greenhedge and just west of Forest Hill-Irene.  Work will begin at 5:00 a.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. each day.  Motorists should watch for lane shifts as work progresses.  At least one lane of traffic will remain open at all times.  Work in the west bound lanes of Poplar will begin at 9:00 a. m.

SHELBY COUNTY, SR-86 (US-72):  Construction on State Route 86 (US-72) for a widening project north of Quinn Road to State Route 57 (Poplar Avenue) in Collierville. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction.  South Rowlett Street is closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the State Route 86 bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad.  Motorists may use Wilson Street to Harris Street as a detour.

SHELBY COUNTY, -Grade, drain, pave SR-177 (Germantown Rd); Crestridge Rd to Stout Rd: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There will be intermittent lane closures on State Route 177 (Germantown Road), between Germantown City Limits (LM-1.65) to Stout Road (LM-2.40).  Flagmen will be utilized during these closures to ensure safety from oncoming traffic and construction equipment.  The closures will be intermittent and for as short a time as possible.

TDOT REGION 4, On-Call Pavement Repair Wednesday January 15 & Thursday January 16, 8:00 p. m.-6:00 a. m. nightly & Friday January 17, 8:00 p. m. through Monday January 20, 6:00 a. m.:  There will be night time lane closures at the following locations, for the repair of damaged concrete.

  • SR-186/45 BYP, Madison County northbound & southbound lanes between Old Hickory Blvd and Airways Blvd., one lane will remain open.  Work will consist of sawing and joint sealing concrete repairs.

Monday January 20 & Tuesday January 21, 8:00 p. m.-6:00 a. m. nightly: There will be night time lane closures at the following locations, for the repair of damaged concrete.

  • SR-186/45 BYP, Madison County northbound & southbound lanes between Old Hickory Blvd and Airways Blvd., one lane will remain open.  Work will consist of sawing and joint sealing concrete repairs.

TDOT REGION 4, On-Call Retracing of Pavement Marking with Paint:  Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22:  There are no scheduled closures.

TDOT MAINTENANCE: Wednesday January 15 through Wednesday January 22, 9:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m.There will be possible lane closures at various locations in Region IV in order to patch potholes on an as needed basis.

For more information on TDOT road construction projects or to view travel conditions visit the TDOT SmartWay Information System web site (http://www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/). Motorists can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone to access up to date traffic conditions.  TDOT is also now on Twitter.  For up to date traffic tweets for the Jackson & Memphis areas follow Memphis511 (http://twitter.com/memphis511).  For statewide traffic information follow TN511 (http://twitter.com/TN511).  Also, for smart phone users, TDOT has a new mobile site that provides simple and easy access to TDOT's SmartWay cameras, message boards, accident information, and construction information.  Go to:  http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/

Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.  TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.  All scheduled work is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions or other conditions beyond the control of the contractor.


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For More Information Contact:
Nichole Lawrence@tn.gov
Region 4 Community Relations Officer
731-935-0318
nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

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