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TDOT Confirms Emergency Repairs for I-24 in Clarksville this Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will perform emergency repairs on a short section of Interstate 24 eastbound in Clarksville-Montgomery County to address a sinkhole in the area. Lane closure information is as follows.

On Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 8:00pm through Monday, September 17th at 5:00am, I-24 eastbound at mile marker 9.4 will be reduced to one travel lane.

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

This work was originally scheduled for September 7th-10th, but operations had to be postponed due to weather concerns.

On the evening of Friday, September 14th, TDOT will divert traffic on I-24 eastbound onto a newly constructed temporary travel lane.

This will provide the room necessary for crews to excavate the sinkhole to bedrock, install geotextile fabric and backfill the sinkhole with graded solid rock. The roadway will be opened to traffic on Monday morning, September 17th.

TDOT forces are monitoring the area regularly to watch for any roadway cracking that could indicate safety concerns for drivers. If at any time TDOT feels the roadway may be unsafe, the interstate will be shut down to traffic.

The sinkhole first impacted I-24 during the heavy rains of Hurricane Harvey last fall. TDOT crews excavated the area on the right shoulder and filled in the void. Pavement repairs have had to be made several times since then to address settling of material. The upcoming repairs will address the area under the left side of the roadway.

The emergency repair contract was awarded to Parchman Construction Co., Inc, who had the low bid of $864,016.10

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity. Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.

Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information on this or any other TDOT road construction project or to view travel conditions in this area visit the TDOT SmartWay Information System web site ( http://www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ ).

People can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone to access up to date traffic conditions, or visit www.TN511.com ( http://www.tn511.com/ ). TDOT is also now on Twitter. For up to date traffic tweets for the Nashville area follow Nashville511 ( http://twitter.com/nashville511 ) on Twitter. For statewide traffic tweets just follow TN511 ( http://twitter.com/TN511 ).

Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly. Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.


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