Sunday, June 27, 2010

I-40 Road Project Expected To Wrap Up Next Month

A Putnam County road project to prevent rock slides along Interstate 40 is to be completed in July. A spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the work along the highway was recommended as a safety measure by the agency's geo-technical office. Rockslides have been an issue on several Tennessee roads this year. During an effort to blast away loose rock last week, officials say a boulder came tumbling into the roadway itself, but no injuries were reported. The work is being done by Highways Incoporated.