An operation to retrieve a crashed tractor-trailer will include rolling roadblocks and traffic backups early Sunday on westbound Interstate 24 in Grundy County, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The truck crashed about three weeks ago, going over an embankment at mile marker 130.5 on the west side of Monteagle Mountain, a TDOT news release states.
On Sunday, TDOT maintenance crews and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will provide traffic control while a wrecker company recovers the truck. The work is expected to take two to three hours.
Rolling roadblocks will start at 6 a.m. CDT at Exit 152, the Kimball exit. Traffic speeds will be less than 10 mph and congestion is expected. TDOT will also use its overhead signs, portable message boards and truck-mounted signs to keep motorists informed.
If the recovery isn't complete when the paced traffic arrives at Exit 135 (Monteagle/Tracy City) around 8:15 a.m. CDT, traffic may be reduced to one lane and the work will continue with one lane open, the TDOT release states.
And if the work requires shutting down the highway, traffic will detour at Exit 135 and back re-enter the interstate at Exit 127.
If the weather is bad the work may be rescheduled.