published Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Interstate work shutting down for Easter travel

  • photo
    Traffic moves along Interstate 24 eastbound near the I-75 split Thursday afternoon.
    Photo by Angela Lewis.
    enlarge photo

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is suspending all interstate highway construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel, a news release states.

All road construction that requires lane closures will be stopped from Thursday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m., according to the release from the department.

“Suspending interstate construction in Tennessee during the Easter holiday will permit a free flow of traffic and reduce potential delays,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “I also encourage motorists to download the SmartWay mobile app to get up-to-the minute traffic information before they hit the road this weekend.”

Motorists still will encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects that will remain in place, some workers may be on-site in construction zones and reduced speed limits still will be in effect, the release states.

To download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile application, go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.