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TDOT to Temporarily Close US 41 in Marion County at Slide Project Site

Roadway continues to settle, requires additional stabilization
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 06:52am

CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has a slope stabilization project underway on U.S. 41 in Marion County between log miles 25.2 and 26.4. During the project, one lane has remained open to traffic with a temporary signal. TDOT Geotechnical engineers have recently noticed some movement with the lane that is open to traffic. Because of this, TDOT contract crews will close U.S. 41 in Marion County beginning on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. CDT. This closure will allow the contractor to excavate and stabilize two locations in the work zone that have shown signs of movement.

The contractor hopes to have the road reopened to one lane before the 4th of July holiday.

Variable message boards will be used to notify the traveling public of the closure, and a signed detour route utilizing I-24 will be in place.

The contractor for the $16.5 million project is Dement Construction Company, LLC, and the estimated completion date is November 2019.

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