Beginning June 24, crews will begin work to move cones and construction signs from the road, opening all lanes on the newly reconstructed corridor. Construction on the roadway has been ongoing since late 2018, according to TDOT.
The $154.8 million project is the largest in TDOT history, according to the announcement. The project replaced deteriorated concrete with asphalt from I-40 to I-24, creating three lanes in each direction and adding auxiliary lanes, lighting, landscaping and ramp improvements.
Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, TDOT will celebrate the opening of the new roadway with a caravan event July 2.