Portland, TN – On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) opened a new interchange on Interstate 65 at State Route 109, just south of the Kentucky state line, at mile marker 121.
The interchange is now open to traffic but the project completion, which includes final paving, is estimated for late spring 2020.
The $46.7 million interchange project also includes a new roadway alignment for SR 109 and widening US 31W from the new SR 109 intersection to the Kentucky border.
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity. Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors. Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information on this or any other TDOT road construction project or to view travel conditions in this area visit the TDOT SmartWay Information System web site ( www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ ).
People can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone to access up to date traffic conditions, or visit www.TN511.com ( www.tn511.com/ ). TDOT is also now on Twitter. For up to date traffic tweets for the Nashville area follow Nashville511 ( www.twitter.com/nashville511 ) on Twitter. For statewide traffic tweets just follow TN511 (www.twitter.com/TN511 ).
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.
From now through spring 2019, the bridge at LM 9 will be reduced to one lane for repairs. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal.