Concrete Repair Scheduled For I-24 East Near Mile Marker 179 In Chattanooga

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will make concrete repairs this weekend on I-24 East in lane #2 near mile marker 179 between the Williams Street and Long Street bridges.

Beginning on Fridayat 10 p.m. and extending to no later than 6 p.m. on Sunday, the contractor will make concrete repairs on I-24 East in lane #2 near mile marker 179 between the Williams St. and Long St. bridges. This work will consist of removing old concrete slabs and re-pouring the area with new concrete, which will need several hours to cure.  During this work, lane #1 (fast lane) and lane #2 on I-24 East near mile marker 179 will be closed to traffic.  The two I-24 eastbound traffic lanes coming from the west of the work zone will be unaffected.

During the weekend work, the U.S. 27 South exit ramp to I-24 East will be closed completely.  Traffic wishing to continue to I-24 East from U.S. 27 South will be detoured onto I-24 West and travel to Exit 175 (Browns Ferry Rd.), where they can get back onto I-24 East.

Advanced warning signs and message boards will be placed prior to reaching the U.S. 27 ramp to I-24 East informing drivers of the closure and detour.  The THP will also assist with traffic control during this work.  Drivers are encouraged 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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