TDOT Crews To Fix Big Pothole On I-24 West At Spring Creek Road Overpass On Wednesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TDOT maintenance crews on Wednesday will be performing an emergency repair of a very large pothole in the middle lane of I-24 West under the Spring Creek Road overpass at mm 185 in Chattanooga.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to be complete by no later than 1 p.m.

Because of the location of the repair, it will necessitate rolling road blocks and temporary ramp closures along the major routes leading to the work area. In addition to I-24 West, there will also be rolling road blocks on I-75 North beginning at the Georgia state line and on SR-153 South beginning at the Shallowford Road exit.

TDOT maintenance and incident management personnel will assist with traffic control during the work.

For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site atwww.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5-1-1. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets@TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511.

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways. The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. Other smartphone users can use theTDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT’s SmartWay traffic information.


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