published Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I-24 lanes in Marion County closed for weekend

Major traffic backups are likely this weekend when lanes on westbound Interstate 24 in Marion County are closed for resurfacing and concrete bridge deck repairs, according to a news release.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is resurfacing on I-24 in Marion and Hamilton counties that includes concrete bridge deck repairs.

The contractor will close lanes between mile markers 162 and 163 between 10 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Crews will begin their bridge deck repair work on I-24 West, and, if time allows, they will work on the bridges on I-24 East. Although one lane will remain open to traffic at all times during the weekend bridge deck repair operations, a major traffic impact is expected during this work.

The project area is approximately 6 miles in length and begins at the end of the Tennessee River Bridge at Nickajack Lake in Marion County near mile marker 161 and extends through a 0.31-mile section of I-24 in Hamilton County to the Georgia State Line near mile marker 167.

Motorists should plan for delays or take alternate routes.

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