Pickwick Dam Bridge Project

Repairs set to begin after Labor Day
Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 11:06am

Jackson, Tennessee – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will begin installing signs for the upcoming bridge repair project on SR 128 over the Pick Wick Dam on September 5.

Jones Brothers Construction is the prime contractor for this $29 million repair project. The work includes replacing the existing bridge deck with a new concrete deck and bridge rail, various concrete and steel repairs, as well as removal and replacement of the lighting across the bridge. The repair project has an estimated completion date of August 31, 2026.

Throughout the three-year project, a temporary signal will be put into place for temporary lane closures. There could also be full weekend closures of the bridge. Any closures will be announced before taking place and a detour will be posted during those weekends.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/myTDOT for statewide travel or West Tennessee follow https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT.

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.