Thursday, July 22, 2010

T-DOT Says I-40 Work Will Continue Next Month

The Tennessee Department of Transportation now says it will be August before what they call "rockfall mitigation" is complete on I-40 between Cookeville and Monterey. In their latest report on road closure activity, T-DOT says the contractor will have a right shoulder closure in order to work on the project, and says nighttime lane closures may be needed, but that one lane will be maintained in both directions at all times. They say the possibility also exists daily for a potential rolling road block due to rock blasting activities. Emergency lane closures on an as needed basis will be implemented during daylight hours to accommodate pothole repair. All other lane closures will be from 7 pm to 6 am.