Lane shift on Cleveland's Highway 60 project to remain for several months

A lane shift on State Route 60 for work to construct a new entrance for Cleveland Middle School will remain for several months after some traffic is moved onto a newly-built traffic lane to the east in the $54 million project to expand the roadway to five lanes to be competed by August 2025.

The work to shift traffic started Thursday morning near Eveningside Drive and will extend about a half-mile north to Campbell Drive, Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Rae-Anne Bradley said in a news release.

That means some delays and periodic lane closures until paving work is done to make the lane for the shift, Bradley said.

"Once paving is complete, all traffic will be shifted east roughly 12 feet," she said. "Northbound traffic will use the new temporary pavement.