The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced construction would begin Wednesday to repair a section of SR 155/Briley Parkway at mile marker 14 near Gallatin Pike. Alternating lane closures will be conducted while the work takes place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day, depending on the weather.

The project is expected to last five days; the Rogers Group will begin milling in the fast lane and work their way across all five lanes. Motorists are advised to plan for extra travel time and slow down while in a work zone.

The restoration is due to the recent winter weather, and the statement said “Water trapped in the open graded asphalt mix with the freeze/thaw cycles from back-to-back winter storms caused a wide portion of the asphalt to deteriorate.”

SmartWay Traffic offers live cameras to observe the construction and see current construction activity. For any questions, Tennesseeans are urged to call 511 from any phone for travel information.

Recently, The Tennessee Star reported $3.3 million would be used for pothole repairs across Tennessee. It said multiple TDOT workers would patch potholes over the coming days and weeks, and that cold mix asphalt would be used for repairs.

“Asphalt plants may open during the day and allow crews to use hot mix for more permanent repairs in some areas. However, as the department notes, it may be spring or early summer before more permanent repairs are made throughout the state. Full-scale paving may be necessary to repair more severe locations fully. Dedicated crews will be assigned to interstates, while smaller groups will focus on state routes.”

The article continued motorists should be prepared for short-term traffic delays during these repair operations. Construction has been scheduled during off-peak times (9 A.M. – 3 P.M., weekdays) “some lane closures may extend into the late afternoon, evening, and weekends.”

The TDOT department urged drivers to “be patient and watch out for TDOT crews on interstates and state highways,” and to be patient as inclement weather, other emergency repairs, or incidents may disrupt daily repair schedules.

Motorists are able to report potholes using this form.

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Morgan Nicole Veysey is a reporter for The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow her on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].