Motorists traveling in Knox County should be aware of upcoming construction that will affect traffic along North Broadway at the I-640 West Interchange.

On Friday, March 1, 2019, the new entrance ramp from southbound Broadway to I-640 West will be opened to traffic.  This traffic switch will open the widened section of southbound Broadway that adds a new designated ramp lane to I-640 West. The added lane will separate the I-640 Westbound movement from southbound Broadway through movement by a barrier wall.


On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the new entrance ramp from northbound Broadway to I-640 West will be opened. This new loop entrance provides northbound Broadway access to I-640 West and eliminates the existing left turn movement. Motorists traveling north on Broadway should use the newly opened right lane to access the loop ramp to I-640 West.

This schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.

Learn more about TDOT construction at

Backdated Blog Post, Posted on March 7, 2019.

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