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I-65 Reduced to One Lane in Giles County This Weekend for Bridge Repair

Friday, April 01, 2011 | 07:23am
NASHVILLE – – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 65 North and South in Giles County this weekend to perform bridge repair work. I-65 from mile marker 16.7 to mile marker 21.6 will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. The lanes will reopen no later than Monday, April 4 at 6:00 a.m.
 
During this weekend’s lane closures, workers will remove and replace deteriorated concrete on four bridges located within the project area. Once the concrete is replaced, it will have to harden for several hours. The bridge repairs are being completed as part of a $1.8 million dollar interstate resurfacing project that stretches from U.S. 64 to the Marshall County line. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of July 2011.
 
TDOT will use portable message boards to alert motorists of the lane closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and expect delays. Law enforcement officers will be on site in the work zone to provide traffic control as the work is being completed. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.
 
For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 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. TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destination.
 
 
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For more information:
TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer
B.J. Doughty
Office 615.350.4302
Mobile 615.714.8556
 

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