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.