TDOT and Williamson County Prepare for Fair Traffic
Motorists Urged to Use Caution in Nearby Work Zone
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for heavy traffic expected on Tennessee roadways as a result of the Williamson County Fair, which begins Friday, August 1, and runs through Saturday, August 9, at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park.
Very high traffic volumes are expected to pass through Williamson County over the next week, affecting interstate highways, state routes, and local roads near the fair venue. This area includes the interchange of I-65 and State Route 248 (Goose Creek Pike / Peytonsville Road), where a construction project is currently underway. As a result, TDOT is working closely with local officials to make sure traffic flows smoothly to and from the fairgrounds.
TDOT contract crews continue to work in the median of I-65, allowing traffic on the outside lanes. Additionally, traffic has been shifted on the I-65 off-ramps, preventing the use of the shoulders as lanes of travel. These changes may be unfamiliar to fairgoers who have not recently traveled the area and will likely create significant traffic delays.
Additional message boards will be in place to notify travelers of the proper lane of travel and for the potential for delays, while local law enforcement will direct traffic at the I-65 off-ramps and fairgrounds entrance.
Any motorists not attending the fair are asked to plan ahead and avoid the interchange if possible. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.
For directions to the Williamson County Fair, visit http://williamsoncountyfair.org/.