Construction Woes At I-24 / 75 Split

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Updated: 4/30/2013 7:22 pm

Randy Rogers has a look of concern on his face.

We just told him that he might experience a bit of a delay if he's driving through the ever popular I-24 / 75 split.

Jennifer Flynn, with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, says, "It's a small area, but of course it's a very impactful are that we're working in."

Impactful, yes.

125,000 vehicles drive through that location a day.

For the next several weeks TDOT will be resurfacing, but there is good news.

They're really only working at night from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m., and your Friday's and Saturday's are all clear.

Rogers adds, "It gives a little relief anyway."

And TDOT says it will be an even greater relief knowing the specialty pavement that they're laying down will absorb more rain.

Flynn adds, "It won't be as slick as it has been in the past."

But still Rogers has his concerns about the 2.4 million dollar project.

Rogers adds, "Traffic backed up for miles."

And when that happens he says, "I'm looking for the nearest exit I can find."

Highway headaches; fortunately this is a project that only comes around every 6 or 7 years.

Flynn adds, "Please bear in mind that they're out there to do a job and not trying to get in your good life. They're not trying to frustrate you, but it's something we got to do."

So, like it or not, the serenity of spring also comes with screeching tires from time to time.

The entire resurfacing project will be completed on or before June 14th.

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