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Traffic Shift Planned for I-65 in Williamson County

Thursday, November 06, 2014 | 10:28am

Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on Interstate 65 between State Route 840 and State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in Franklin. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, November 7, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 10, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at MM 59. One lane will remain open.
  • Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 17, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61. One lane will remain open.

 

The lane closures will allows crews to mill, pave, and stripe the roadway, and then shift traffic from the outside lanes to the inside lanes of travel. The shift will extend the length of the project, approximately four miles. Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be two travel lanes in each direction.

The scheduled closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, the time will be adjusted or the work will be rescheduled.

This operation is part of a $46 million project to widen I-65 from two to four lanes in each direction, and to modify the interchange and widen the roadway on SR 248 in Williamson County.

 

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

TDOT is currently working to improve SmartWay access for Android and iPhone users to assist in navigating Tennessee highways.  The new system will provide up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information and will enable the user to access TDOT SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction-related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  Check back for more information on mobile SmartWay use. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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