To provide background information on possible projects that may be discussed, I am writing this series on transportation projects underway, planned, anticipated or even rumored! The State and County officials will have the latest available information. Many levels of approvals are involved in each project. A project could have the City, Shelby County, metro planning organization, state and federal government involved in just that one project, so the process is complicated and can take time.
I will also include latest information (to the best of my knowledge) on the status of the project and what agency needs to make a decision before the next step in the project process.
Transportation project: Noise barriers on I-40
We get a lot of comments and questions on when there may be noise barriers installed on Interstate 40.
Our best answer on this is it is our understanding when I-40 is widened through Lakeland, noise barriers are installed under certain conditions.
STATUS: No action planned. When I-40 is widened, TDOT will be contacted to consider noise barriers as a part of the project.
The Lakeland Chamber meeting is a good time to ask this question is you are interested in this project. I’m sure anyone who lives close to I-40 is very interested in this project!