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Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Delays are expected as construction crews working on the Interstate 75-Interstate 24 interchange project perform concrete repairs over the next several weekends. Here, traffic on Interstate 75 South near the interchange with Interstate 24 slows on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

Delays are expected this weekend on southbound Interstate 75 approaching the Interstate 24 interchange as a result of concrete repairs, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

TDOT contract crews must repair damaged concrete slabs at several sites on I75, spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said in a news release. The repairs will take place over several weekends as part of the ongoing I-75/I-24 "Split" project at the Tennessee-Georgia line.

Flynn said the repairs will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and end by or before 6 a.m. Monday. The two left lanes will be closed during the work while the two right lanes will remain open.

During the work the contractor will remove damaged concrete slabs and re-pour them with new concrete, which will require several hours to develop enough strength to carry traffic, according to TDOT. As soon as the concrete cures enough to pass strength tests, the contractor will reopen all lanes to traffic.

If it rains, the work will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible, officials said.

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. is the contractor for the $132.6 million Split project, slated for completion in late summer 2021. Motorists can learn more or sign up for alerts at bit.ly/i75i24.

— Compiled by Ben Benton

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