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I-75 Fog Zone in Bradley and McMinn Counties to Undergo Testing and Maintenance this Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 | 04:37am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and contract crews, will conduct fog zone scenario testing on I-75 North and South in Bradley and McMinn counties on Sunday, March 22, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EDT.  The fog zone area encompasses I-75 from mile marker 27 in Bradley County to mile marker 44 in McMinn County.

During this time period, THP and TDOT may implement daytime closures of interstate on-ramps throughout the fog zone area to perform fog zone scenario testing activities on dynamic message signs, changeable speed limit signs, swing gates and fog detection systems.  Crews will work along I 75 in both directions at the on-ramps at exits 27, 33, 36 and 42.  Work duration at each site is expected to take a maximum of one hour plus the time required to set up and remove traffic control.  The contractor understands that if traffic volumes or congestion warrant, maintenance of certain devices may be postponed.

This work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the testing, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date. 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your 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
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
Office 423-510-1164

 

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