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Concrete Repair Scheduled for I-75 South near Mile Marker 8.8 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

Friday, April 05, 2019 | 09:22am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will make concrete pavement repairs this weekend on Interstate 75 South in Hamilton County in lane #3 near mile marker 8.8 south of Exit 9 (Volkswagen Drive).  The work will begin on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EDT and end by or before Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. 

During the work, the two outside lanes and a portion of the acceleration lane of the loop ramp from Volkswagen Drive to I‑75 South will be closed.  The two inside lanes will remain open to traffic near the work zone.  Because of the work zone, traffic attempting to merge from the loop ramp will have to yield to merge onto I-75 South. 

This work will consist of sawing and removing damaged concrete slabs and re-pouring them with new concrete, which will need several hours to harden enough to handle traffic.  As soon as the concrete hardens enough to pass strength tests, all lanes will be reopened to traffic.  All lanes will be opened back up no later than 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 8, 2019. 

While this work takes place, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck-mounted attenuator with a message board will be on site to assist with traffic control and information.  Drivers are urged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone. 

This concrete repair work is being done as part of a statewide on-call concrete repair contract.  This work is weather dependent.  Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

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