Traffic Shift Planned for Lebanon Town Square
Square Temporarily Closed to Traffic
LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic at the intersection of US 231 (Cumberland Street) and US 70 (Main Street), known as the Lebanon Town Square, in Wilson County this weekend. In preparation of the shift and ongoing construction, the square will be temporarily closed.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled as follows:
- Saturday, January 17, 5:30 p.m., square parking will be blocked off to prepare for milling.
- Sunday, January 18, 6:30 a.m., square will be closed to all traffic for milling operations.
- Monday, January 19, 6:00 a.m., square will reopen with new traffic pattern.
As seen in the attached rendering, the new traffic pattern will provide a lane of travel in the center of the square. Parking on the outer square, near the business fronts, will be accessible with specific entrance and exit points.
The new traffic pattern and parking adjustments are a significant change to the current configuration, but the changes are part of the final design. Signage, pavement markings and construction barrels will be used to provide direction through the work zone. Law enforcement will also be utilized. Motorists are urged to use caution, reduce speeds, and be alert to the changing traffic patterns.
The work is part of a larger project to change the Lebanon Town Square to a traditional roundabout. The $1 million project is expected to be completed in June 2015.
For travel information, check out the new TDOT SmartWay web application at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. The system provides up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information on interstates and state routes in an easy-to-use format for your desktop or mobile device.
You can also access travel information through TN511. Simply call 5-1-1 from any landline or cellular phone, or receive traffic alerts through multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511.
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 destinations. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.