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I-24 Lane Closures in Hamilton County This Weekend for Concrete Repair

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 08:37am

Part of Major Resurfacing Project Underway in Downtown Chattanooga 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - TDOT continues work on a $5.3 million major resurfacing and repair project on I-24 from the Missionary Ridge Cut near South Crest Road at mile marker 183 to west of Chattanooga Creek near Moccasin Bend at mile marker 177.  
As part of this project, the contractor will have lane closures on I-24 East at mile marker 181.9 from Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. through Monday, April 18 at 6 a.m. EDT.  Either one lane or two lanes will be closed for removal and replacement of a 500 ft. section of failed concrete pavement. Two lanes of traffic will be open except between the hours of 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. when only one lane may be available. 
It is anticipated that all of this repair can be completed in one weekend. However, if this is not possible then the remaining repairs will be completed during the weekend of April 29. There will be no lane closures on the weekend of April 22 in anticipation of increased Easter holiday traffic.
The remaining work on this project will be done at night between the hours of 7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and on various weekends from 7 p.m. Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday morning. The estimated completion date project is August 31, 2011. 
During the project, TDOT will use overhead Dynamic Message Signs located throughout the Chattanooga area and portable message boards to provide information on lane closures. Updated project information can also be found on the TDOT SmartWay website at or you may call 5‑1‑1. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511. Smart phone users can use the new TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs (this feature not yet available in Chattanooga but should be soon), and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.
Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible during the I-24 construction. If it is unavoidable to travel through the project area, please plan ahead and expect delays. TDOT asks drivers to use caution, obey the posted 45 mph speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in the work zone. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on-site in the work zone to assist with traffic control as the work is being performed. 
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go!by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer

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