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Rehabilitation of I-40 Bridge in Jefferson County Continues; Lane closures at bridge near Mile Marker 424 to begin on Sunday, August 11

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 | 04:58am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Sunday, August 11th, lane closures will begin on the I-40 Bridge over the French Broad River in Jefferson County, near Mile Marker 424.

One lane will remain open for eastbound and westbound traffic. Motorists should be aware that backups are likely during peak travel hours.

Lane closures are expected to remain in place for the next two years.

A detour route is in place for wide loads:

• For eastbound traffic, wide loads must Exit 424 in Dandridge, take SR 113 to US 25W/SR 9 to Newport, and then back to I-40 East at Exit 432A.

• For westbound traffic, wide loads must take I-40 at Exit 432A in Newport and follow US 25W/SR 9 to SR 113, and then back to I-40 West at Exit 424.

You can keep up with project updates by visiting our webpage, at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm. For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. 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/Knoxville511 for traffic information in the Knoxville 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 your destination.

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