Wrapped up a 3,550 mile long roadtrip throughout the Deep South, Ohio Valley and Mid-South regions this past weekend. Covered new Interstate 165 in Kentucky, the latest sections of I-69 and the East End Bridge joining Indiana State Road 265 with Kentucky Highway 841 around Louisville. Photographed the end points of I-71, I-264 and I-265 in the Louisville area, I-240 in Memphis and I-430 in Little Rock as well.
Checked out Interstate 124 in Chattanooga, which unfortunately is still under construction. The reconstruction project started in 2015 will likely extend toward the end of the year, as paving operations are still underway and the distributor roadway from 4th Street onto U.S. 27 north is still incomplete. Other major construction in Chattanooga continues at the east end of Interstate 24.
Interstate 440 was completely rebuilt in Nashville, with construction finishing a month ahead of schedule on July 2. The $154.8 million project replaced the concrete roadways, expanded the urban loop to six lanes and made ramp improvements at 21st Avenue and Murphy Avenue. We redocumented both directions of the freeway on September 7.
Within Indiana, construction is underway for Interstate 69 along State Road 37 northeast from Martinsville to State Road 144 just beyond the Morgan County line. Work is directly converting the four lane highway to limited access standards.
Three Future I-57 Corridor signs are posted along U.S. 67/167 south from Walnut Ridge to Little Rock, Arkansas. The bulk of the freeway is Interstate standard already, with narrow sections north of Arkansas Highway 440 to be addressed starting next year. A $40 million federal grant was awarded to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) in June for separate projects widening U.S. 67/167 along a 2.5 mile section from Main Street to Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and a 2.8 mile segment between AR 5 and AR 89 in Cabot.