Traffic Shift on Section of I-65 South in Williamson CountyFriday, March 16, 2012 | 11:39 am
Nashville, TN – Work continues to progress on a project to widen Interstate 65 in Williamson County. This weekend, contract crews will begin work to shift southbound traffic to the newly constructed inside lanes.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight through 12:00 noon on Saturday March 17, there will be alternating lane closures on I-65 South for paving operations. One lane will remain open.
During this weekend’s lane closures, workers will pave and move the concrete barrier rail to the outside lanes. Once the traffic shift is in place, crews will begin constructing noise and retaining walls, as well as the new outside travel lanes. All work is weather dependent.
This work is part of a $27.7 million widening project that will add two additional travel lanes on I-65 from Peytonsville Road to SR 96 in Franklin. The project also includes the widening of the bridges over the Harpeth River, and the construction of three retaining walls and four noise walls. The entire project is expected to be complete by November 2012.
TDOT will use its overhead Dynamic Message Signs and portable message boards to alert motorists of the lane closures and traffic shift. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and expect delays. 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 can 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. Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly. Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle. TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destination.
For more information:
Deanna Lambert, TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer