Traffic Shift Planned on US 231 in Bedford County
Lanes Reduced from Four to Three
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on US 231 (State Route 10) in Shelbyville. Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start work Monday, August 11.
The traffic shift will extend 1.18 miles, from US 41A (Madison Street) to north of Rolling Road. Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be two travel lanes in each direction and a turn lane. The new traffic pattern will be in place through October to allow crews to safely perform road and utility work.
The work is part of a project to widen US 231 from four to five lanes. The additional lane will provide a turning lane for the 27,000 motorists who travel this stretch every day. Curb and gutters will also be added, along with grading, draining and surface improvements. The $6.4 million project is expected to be completed in November 2015.
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.
Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways. The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.
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.