UPDATE: The installation of water lines and the road closure planned for Wednesday on Banks Road at East Brainerd Road has been postponed because of today's rains.

Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Jennifer Flynn tells Channel 3 that both the start of the work and road closure have been delayed until Thursday after the utility owner canceled the work for the day.

Detours will be posted for motorists.

PREVIOUS STORY: As the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues work on the East Brainerd Road widening project, crews will close Banks Road at East Brainerd Road beginning Wednesday, December 20, 2017 to Friday, December 22, 2017 for water line installation.  

Detours will be posted, routing traffic down Morris Hill Road to Igou Gap to Banks and vice versa. 

Messages signs will be posted to alert traffic of the closure starting on Monday, December 18, 2017. 

There will also be signage marking the access point for the four businesses that are located on East Brainerd Road near Banks Road.  

The road will be reopened prior to 8:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017 as TDOT observes their traditional holiday lane closure restrictions.