Delays Expected

April 9, 2024
As construction season kicks into gear, crews manage traffic

Now that it is mid-April, construction season has kicked into gear, and that means delays can be expected on roads across the country.

Work crews are managing traffic flow from California to Nebraska and Tennessee.

In Knoxville, Tenn., crews began working on Interstate-40 from mile marker 389 at Hall of Fame Drive to mile marker 387 at 17th Street and Western Avenue, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

The lane closures are taking place nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through April 10 to allow crews to mill and pave patches along I-40.

Additionally, TDOT said that the ramp from Henley Street to I-40 West will be shut down Tuesday evening, and one lane on the ramp from I-275 South to I-40 West will be closed until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Delays are expected, and officials said drivers should use extreme caution in the area since workers will be present.

In Los Angeles, drivers traveling to and from LAX airport will experience traffic delays this week.

Crews will work in both directions on Century Boulevard at Concourse Way from 7 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Friday.

Two lanes westbound and two lanes eastbound will be closed on Century Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crews will keep three west-traveling lanes open and two lanes going east available from 7 p.m. through 7 a.m.

The construction is part of the RUE Project, which aims to improve traffic flow around LAX.

In Omaha, Neb., two high-impact road projects have started up this month along 72nd Street.

For the next two months, drivers can expect varying lane closures on 72nd street between Dodge and Western Avenue. Workers will repair a stretch of road that hasn't been repaired since 2001. That work will finish in June.

The second major project on 72nd Street will be south of Interstate 80 to F Street, and it will stretch to the end of 2025.

Omaha Public Works will rebuild the bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks. The project has a price tag of $14.4 million.

Northbound 72nd Street is closed north of F Street to I-80 for the rest of 2024 to allow construction on the east side of the bridge. Local traffic only will be allowed between L Street and F Street.

Traffic instead will be detoured east to 60th Street or west to 84th Street.

In 2025, the southbound lanes will be closed, but one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic.


Source: KTLA, WVLT,

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