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State Route 16 in Franklin County Reopened

Thursday, May 09, 2013 | 10:56am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State Route 16 (Rowe Gap Road/Keith Springs Mtn.) in Franklin County has reopened to traffic.  The roadway had been closed near log mile 17.7 as a result of a rockslide that occurred on March 25, 2013.

Now that the roadway is open to traffic, work will resume on the $2.4 million TDOT rockfall mitigation project that was underway on a nearby stretch of SR 16 when the March rockslide occurred.  Highways, Inc. is the contractor for the project, which is slated for completion by August 31, 2013.

For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at or 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. 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

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.

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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Office 423-510-1164

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