Weekend I-24 Lane Closures in Hamilton County Canceled
Friday, April 15, 2011 | 03:49am
Potential for Severe Weather Causes TDOT to Reschedule Concrete Repair
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Because of possible severe weather in the Chattanooga area this weekend, the concrete repair work that had been scheduled to take place on I-24 East at mile marker 181.9 beginning tonight and extending through Monday morning has been canceled. The work will be rescheduled to take place on the weekend of April 29, 2011, weather permitting.
The work is part of 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.
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 www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway 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 http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ 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.
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