CHATTANOOGA – As part of a resurfacing project, TDOT contract crews will be making bridge deck repairs on U.S. 127 over I-40 in Crossville, Cumberland County. Beginning at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday evening, May 15, and continuing until 6 a.m. CDT on Monday morning, May 18, the contractor will make bridge deck repairs to the U.S. 127 bridge over I-40 at Exit 317 in Crossville.
In addition to temporary lane closures on the bridge, temporary lane closures will be required on I-40 in both directions beneath the bridge (one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic). On Monday morning at 6 a.m. CDT, all lanes will be reopened, and traffic flow will be returned to normal on I-40 and on U.S. 127.
Motorists are advised to avoid this area, if possible, during this weekend work. If they must travel through the area, they are encouraged to be patient and alert to the activities and personnel in the work zone.
This work is taking place as part of a resurfacing and bridge deck repair project in Cumberland County that includes two routes. One route is U.S. 70N (SR-24/Elmore Rd.) from U.S. 70 (SR-1) to U.S. 127 and is 0.33 mile in length. The other route is U.S. 127 (SR-28/N. Main St.) from south of Elmore Rd. to Huddle Rd. and includes bridge deck repair on the bridge over I-40. This route is slightly less than 3 miles in length. The contractor for the 3.3-mile project is Rogers Group, Inc., and the project completion date is on or before October 31, 2020. The cost of the project is $2,990,289.79.
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As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and “Know Before You Go!” by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.