TDOT plans to widen Concord Road off-ramps - WKRN News 2

TDOT plans to widen Concord Road off-ramps


Drivers who use the Concord Road exit off of Interstate 65 may finally get a little relief.

The off-ramps both northbound and southbound are frequently backed up during morning and evening rush hour.

The backed up vehicles usually lines the sides of the interstate.

This area of Williamson County has grown tremendously over the last several years resulting in more drivers exiting off of Concord Road.

The Concord Road off-ramps have been selected by the state as part of a TDOT project to help alleviate traffic in this problem area.

"We're basically going to be adding one lane on the northbound off ramp to give it a total of two lanes there to easy up some of that traffic exiting the interstate, on the southbound off ramp we have plans to widen that to three lanes, meaning that we're going to add a left turn lane there also," TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert told Nashville's News 2.

TDOT is currently in the "utility review" phase of the project.

They do not have to buy "right-of-way" for this property because it is state owned land.

As of right now, no detours are expected during the construction.

"This is something that we probably won't have a detour because the traffic has been used to moving and maneuvering around the off ramps as they are so we'll just do the work over on the shoulder," Lambert added.

The earliest TDOT could begin construction is Spring 2014.

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