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West Tennessee Weekly Construction February 19-26, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 05:55am

BENTON COUNTY, SR-191 over I-40: Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  There will be possible lane closures in both directions on State Route 191.  At present there is a lane shift/closures eastbound and westbound I-40 at mile marker 133.0.

CARROLL COUNTY, SR-424:  Bridge Replacement on State Route 424 over an overflow and the Big Sandy River. Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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/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.  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  The east and westbound shoulders at Exit 42 are CLOSED.

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. 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.

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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  There will be lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound directions on State Route 1. A temporary signal will be utilized for the duration of the project.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane with an 11’ lane restriction. 

MADISON COUNTY, (SR-5): A bridge repair project over Middle Fork Forked Deer River.  Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  Shoulders are closed in both the northbound and southbound direction.

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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  The left (inside) shoulder of the exit ramp for westbound Interstate 40 to Second Street, will be closed for about six months.  The exit ramp from Westbound I-40 to Riverside Drive has been narrowed to 14 feet (the left shoulder and a small portion of the lane) and “wide loads” are restricted from using this.  The entrance ramp from Riverside Drive to I-40 Eastbound has been narrowed to 12 feet and “wide loads” are restricted from using this. 

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 Bridge over MS River Phase 9: Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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 Memphis Smartway Transportation (ITS) I-40 beginning at SR-177 (Germantown Road) in Shelby County extending to Braden Road Overpass in Fayette County: Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26There are no scheduled closures.

SHELBY COUNTY-Annual Preventative and Unscheduled Maintenance of the Memphis I. T. S. System Equipment, including the TMC Wednesday February 19 & Thursday February 20, 9:00 a. m.-4:00 p.m.:  There will temporary lane closures I-40 westbound MM 0.3 to MM 0.00 on Mississippi River Bridge, for the purpose of performing maintenance activities on cameras and wireless communication devices.  Two lanes will remain open, one lane will remain closed.  Weather Permitting.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40 westbound over Levee Road: Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26The 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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26A widening project on I-240 will cause temporary lane closures. Traffic has been moved to temporary ramps at the Walnut Grove interchange. Saturday February 22, 6:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m.:  There will be a temporary lane closure eastbound I-240 right lane and a temporary ramp closure for Exit 17G (Exit ramp from eastbound I-240 to Walnut Grove),  for the removal of barrier rail and striping to open traffic to new permanent ramp.  The temporary ramp closure should be no longer than 2 hours for the actual traffic swap from the temporary ramp to the new permanent ramp.  Please note emergency vehicles will have access to this ramp.  Weather Permitting.

SHELBY COUNTY, I-40/I-240 Phase 2 Interchange Improvements Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  Modification of the I-40/I-240 interchange.

Monday February 10:  The right lane of eastbound Summer Avenue was CLOSED, beginning just west of the existing I-240 northbound bridge over Summer Avenue, for the installation of portable barrier rail to allow for construction of Abutment 1/Wall 12.  This will be a permanent lane closure that will last approximately 2 months.

Saturday February 22, 7:00 a. m.-5:30 p.m.:  The left lane of I-40 eastbound will be CLOSED, beginning just west of the existing I-40 eastbound bridge over Summer Avenue, to allow for installation of portable barrier rail for the construction of Bridge 2 substructure.  The existing I-40 ramp to Sam Cooper westbound (Exit 12B) and existing I-40 ramp to I-40 EB (Exit 12C) will remain open during this work.  Weather Permitting.

Saturday February 22, 7:00a. m.-5:30 p.m.:  The left lane of I-240 northbound will be temporarily CLOSED, beginning just north of the existing Greenline bridge, to allow for installation of portable barrier rail.  The existing I-240 ramp to Sam Cooper westbound (Exit 12B) will remain open.  Weather Permitting.

LOOK AHEAD : Saturday March 1, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: The ramp from Eastbound Sam Cooper (10B) to I-240 northbound / I-40 Westbound will be closed to allow striping and installation of portable barrier rail. Weather Permitting.

SHELBY COUNTY, SR-4 (US-78)Monday February 24 through Friday February 28, 9:00 a. m.-3:00 p. m.:  There will be temporary lane closures at the intersection of Keating Street and Lamar Avenue and at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Lamar Avenue to perform maintenance related work on the City of Memphis sanitary sewer system.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

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-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 February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  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.  NOTE:  The outside lane on northbound State Route 177 at the Stout intersection is closed due to a gas line leak that MLGW has not yet completed repairing.  This MLGW work is not part of the project.  However, we have notified MLGW of our concerns with the partially open hole and have asked that they cover it completely with roadway plates until they can complete the repair and open the lane.

TDOT REGION 4, On-Call Retracing of Pavement Marking with Paint:  Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  There are no scheduled closures.

TDOT REGION 4, On-Call Pavement Repair  Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26:  There are no scheduled closures.

TDOT REGION 4, On-Call Guardrail Repair  Monday February 24 through Thursday February 27, 8:00 p. m.-6:00 a. m.:  There will be night time lane closures at the following locations, to repair damaged guardrail.  Weather Permitting.

  • I-40, Fayette County, eastbound (MM 37.0 to MM 39.0), one lane will remain open.
  • I-40, Shelby County, eastbound & westbound (MM 1.5 to MM 9.0), one lane will remain open, two lanes will remain open where possible.  Also, this will include a partial ramp closure on westbound I-40 at Warford & southbound I-40 at Exit 1F/Jackson Avenue.
  • I-55, Shelby County, northbound & southbound (MM 3.0 to MM 9.0), one lane will remain open, two lanes will remain open where possible.  Also, this will include a partial ramp closure on northbound I-55 at Exit 6A to I-240 eastbound.

TDOT MAINTENANCE:  Wednesday February 19 through Wednesday February 26, 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.  Weather Permitting.

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
Region 4 Community Relations Office
731-935-0318
nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

 

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