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I-40 Lane Closure in Smith County

I-40 Lane Closure in Smith County

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 2:58pm • TDOT News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will be closing one lane of I-40 eastbound at mile marker 263 in Smith County for approximately one mile starting Monday, March 27 for a bridge repair project.

The lane is expected to be reopened on or before Friday, May 26.

Motorists should expect delays, particularly during peak daytime travel hours.

The repair project includes two eastbound bridges over the Caney Fork River at mile markers 263 and 263.8. The scope includes concrete repairs, joint replacement, and a new asphalt overlay for both bridges.

The contract completion date for the project is August 31, 2017. The contract was awarded to Mid-State Construction Company, whose bid of $1,559,008.01 was the lowest that met project requirements.

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