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mapThe ramps to and from M.L. King Boulevard and U.S. 27 north have been narrowed to a single lane to accommodate construction work.

Motorists must use the far-right lane while contractors build retaining walls and the new M.L. King ramps as part of the overall U.S. 27 rebuild through downtown, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The contractors are working between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and during the day Saturday and Sunday, a TDOT news release states. Workers will implement temporary lane closures to install raised pavement markers and to work on median barrier rails on the mainline of U.S. 27. They also will have temporary lane closures on U.S. 27 South for line removal, restriping and installing raised pavement markers to shift traffic on the Olgiati Bridge.

Motorists are advised to slow down and use extra care in the construction zone.

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