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Road Closure Scheduled for Saturn Parkway Ramp in Maury County

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 08:56am

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the ramp from Saturn Parkway West to US 31 South in Maury County for repairs. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, September 29 at 6:00 a.m.

During the closure, all traffic will be detoured. Motorists traveling Saturn Parkway West (State Route 396) will be diverted to the US 31 North ramp. Larger, commercial trucks will be allowed to continue on Saturn Parkway and make a U-turn at the GM plant.

Temporary lane closures are also possible on US 31 South near the ramp work. Traffic headed eastbound on Saturn Parkway will not be affected.

This operation could create traffic delays. Message boards are already in place to alert motorists to the closure. Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on-site to assist with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead.

The scheduled closure is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

The work is part of a $480,065 repair project, which consists of removal and replacement of all concrete approach slabs at the ends of the ramp. Earlier this year, old concrete was removed and replaced on the ramp as part of a separate project. The current project is expected to be completed by the end of October. The end result of all work will be safer, smoother lanes of travel.

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.

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