Lane Closures Affect Interstate 24

Interstate 24 sees lane closures for rockfall mitigation in Marion County.

Travelers on Interstate 24 through Marion County will encounter lane closures as the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) embarks on a rockfall mitigation project. The initiative, aimed at preventing rockslides and ensuring the safety of motorists, is expected to cause significant traffic disruptions in the coming weeks. The closures, which will affect both eastbound and westbound lanes, are part of a larger safety effort following recent incidents of rockslides in the area.

The project involves the removal of loose rocks and the installation of protective barriers to shield the roadway from potential rockfalls. TDOT has advised motorists to plan for extra travel time and to stay alert for workers and equipment on the roadway. Alternative routes are being recommended to avoid the construction zone, where possible.

“This is a critical safety project for Interstate 24,” said a TDOT spokesperson. “We understand the inconvenience these lane closures may cause, but ensuring the safety of the traveling public is our top priority. We are working to complete the project as efficiently as possible.”

The rockfall mitigation work is scheduled for completion in several weeks, weather permitting. Updates on the project and any changes to traffic patterns will be provided by TDOT as the work progresses. Motorists are encouraged to follow posted signs and to keep abreast of traffic advisories through local news and the TDOT website.

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