State Route 109 Reduced to One Lane in Wilson County for Resurfacing
Series of Lane Closures Expected for Paving Operations
LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close one lane of travel on State Route 109 in Wilson County during a series of lane closures for paving operations. The work zone will extend northbound and southbound, from north of U.S. 70 (SR 24/Lebanon Road) to the Cumberland River Bridge. This work will require several scheduled lane closures between now and September 30, 2015. The first series of lane closures are as follows:
- Tuesday June 16 through Friday June 19, 9AM-3PM
- Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 5AM-6PM
- Monday June 22 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM
The resurfacing project is part of a larger effort to preserve the nearly 20-year-old pavement, which shows signs of significant wear. Currently, two projects are under development to widen this stretch of SR 109, but construction is not expected to begin for at least two years, pending funding. Resurfacing will prevent further deterioration of the roadway prior to the future widening projects.
This operation will likely create significant traffic delays. Portable message boards will alert motorists to the lane closures. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will also be on-site to assist with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid the area during the expected lane closures if possible.
All scheduled closures are weather dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.
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