Rebuilt Signal Mountain Road exit to open Sunday

Rebuilt Signal Mountain Road exit to open Sunday

January 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Workers construct a wall to the approach on the new Signal Mountain exit overpass Tuesday, October 8, 2013, as U.S. Highway 27 construction continues in Red Bank.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

The new, two-lane exit from northbound U.S. Highway 27 to Signal Mountain Road will be opened to traffic by Sunday evening, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

TDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn said Thursday the exit has been reshaped, with a T-intersection and traffic light at the bottom so drivers can turn left toward Dayton Boulevard or right toward Signal Mountain.

She said TDOT workers will begin moving barriers and checking signage early Sunday and the shift should be complete by 7 p.m.

Once the new ramp is open, the temporary ramp north of the Signal Mountain Road bridge will close permanently, Flynn said.