Drivers that navigate US-27 will face another change in traffic patterns, starting Friday night.

TDOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn says that beginning Friday at 7:00pm through Saturday at noon, crews will be shifting traffic on US-27 North to the recently-constructed lanes along the east (right) side of the highway.  

The affected area will be from Interstate 24 to MLK Boulevard.  

TDOT says that during this complicated traffic shift, there will be some temporary ramp closures, and detours will be posted. 

As part of these changes, the new loop ramp from eastbound MLK Blvd. to US-27 North will be opened, and the current left turn to the northbound ramp will be closed.

If possible, motorists should avoid the area. But if you must travel on US-27 North, be aware of the changing traffic conditions and patterns.

On Monday morning, traffic on eastbound MLK Blvd. must use the right lane and use the new loop ramp to access US-27 North.  

Drivers will have the same yield situation that the southbound MLK Blvd. and 4th St. ramps currently have. US-27 North on/off ramps to/from 4th St. will not be affected. On the mainline of US-27 North, traffic will transition from the new lanes back to the existing lanes immediately north of the MLK Blvd. overpass.

If the weather forces a change, this work will be rescheduled from Friday-Saturday to Saturday-Sunday. 

The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone is 45mph.