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roadman65:
US 27 is also left off of guide signs at I-24 when youre heading southbound on old I-124. Your faced with both east and west I-24, but which way does US 27 SB go?

hbelkins:
Looks like a widening project on I-65 extending south of the Kentucky state line is coming along nicely. Are there any plans to widen the entire route on to Nashville?

codyg1985:

--- Quote from: hbelkins on March 07, 2023, 11:54:22 PM ---Looks like a widening project on I-65 extending south of the Kentucky state line is coming along nicely. Are there any plans to widen the entire route on to Nashville?

--- End quote ---

Yes, the plan is to eventually widen it all the way to Nashville. Here is TDOT's page that talks more about it.

wriddle082:

--- Quote from: codyg1985 on March 08, 2023, 07:04:49 AM ---
--- Quote from: hbelkins on March 07, 2023, 11:54:22 PM ---Looks like a widening project on I-65 extending south of the Kentucky state line is coming along nicely. Are there any plans to widen the entire route on to Nashville?

--- End quote ---

Yes, the plan is to eventually widen it all the way to Nashville. Here is TDOT's page that talks more about it.

--- End quote ---

And not a moment too soon!

The section between Exits 98 and 104 is going to be pure hell from a construction and traffic standpoint.  The strong crosswinds issue already causes wrecks going southbound down the hill, but the prospect of cattle chutes and blasting will make things even worse.  Once this section starts construction, Id do everything in my power to try every single alternate route that exists.  The best probably being cutting over to the west to US 41 and taking that down to US 31W and re-entering I-65 at Exit 98.  The routes leading to 41 are all two lanes, but 41 itself is a nice four lanes with center left turn lane constructed in the late 80s/early 90s.

ITB:
Yesterday, March 30th, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a large $3.3 billion transportation bill. It now goes to Governor Bill Lee for his signature.

https://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2023/3/30/tn-general-assembly-passes-gov--lee-s-landmark-transportation-bill.html

Here's a bit more about the bill:

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tdot/build-with-us/2023%20Transportation%20Modernization%20Act%20one-pager.pdf

One of the pertinent sections of the above is as follows:

"The proposed Transportation Modernization Act will provide the state with innovative tools to address traffic congestion, especially in our urban areas, freeing up additional dollars to invest in our rural and suburban communities, all without raising the gas tax or taking on transportation debt."

Hmm. OK. Looks like TDOT will be pursing 3P projects for the construction of additional interstates lanes, which they will call "Choice Lanes." Also, they will be taking a hard look at how to address "parity" between electric and hybrid vehicles and combustion engine vehicles, in terms of each contributing a fair share to road and infrastructure costs. This seems to imply a fee of some sorts will be applied to electric and hybrid vehicles.

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