Emergency Repairs Needed for I-24 in Clarksville

I-24 eastbound lane closures targeted for weekend of September 7
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 08:25am

Updated September 6, 2018 - Work for the weekend of September 7 has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The work has been rescheduled for September 14-17.  

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has planned emergency repairs on a short section of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County to address a sinkhole in the area.


Work began on Monday to construct a temporary one-lane road on Interstate 24 eastbound at mile marker 9.4 in order to route traffic out of the work area during the repairs.


On the evening of Friday, September 7, TDOT plans to divert traffic on I-24 eastbound onto this newly constructed temporary travel lane. This will provide the room necessary for crews to excavate the sinkhole to bedrock, install geotextile fabric and backfill the sinkhole with graded solid rock. The roadway will be opened to traffic on Monday morning, September 10.


This work schedule is dependent on the completion of the temporary one-lane road.


TDOT forces are monitoring the area regularly to watch for any roadway cracking that could indicate safety concerns for drivers. If at any time TDOT feels the roadway may be unsafe, the interstate will be shut down to traffic.


The sinkhole first impacted I-24 during the heavy rains of Hurricane Harvey last fall. TDOT crews excavated the area on the right shoulder and filled in the void. Pavement repairs have had to be made several times since then to address settling of material. The upcoming repairs will address the area under the left side of the roadway.


The emergency repair contract was awarded to Parchman Construction Co., Inc, who had the low bid of $864,016.10