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I-24 at Epps Mill Road in Murfreesboro Reduced to One Lane This Weekend for Bridge Repair

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 04:03am

I-24 at Epps Mill Road in Murfreesboro Reduced to One Lane

This Weekend for Bridge Repair

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close one lane on Interstate 24 Eastbound in Murfreesboro this weekend in order to begin repairing the Epps Mill Road Bridge.   The bridge was damaged in February when it was struck by an oversized vehicle.

I-24 Eastbound, at mile marker 89 at the Buchanan Road/Epps Mill Road exit, will be reduced to one lane beginning Friday, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m. through Monday August 26th at 6 a.m.   One lane will remain open.

During this weekend’s lane closure, workers will be attaching a new steel plate to the bridge beam under Epps Mill Road.   No additional weekend closures are anticipated after this weekend.   The project’s estimated completion date is August 31st, 2013 and the cost for these repairs is $121,744.

TDOT will use overhead and 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.

 

For More Information Contact:

Deanna Lambert, TDOT Community Relations Officer

Deanna.Lambert@tn.gov

615-854-5650 cell

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