TDOT closing more lanes to repair I 75 bridge

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – TDOT tonight announced another lane closure to repair the damage from the I 75 bridge guardrail collapse.

Traffic has already been reduced to one lane on top of the overpass (I 75 south).

But beginning Tuesday evening, they cut down the I 24 west lane going underneath to just one lane.

It will reopen to 2 lanes for the morning rush (6-10 AM), then go back to 1 for the rest of the day.

The emergency schedule will last until TDOT can put up a new barricade rail.

That should take a couple of weeks.

At that point, they will reopen the overpass to 2 lanes.

That repair will have to last for about a year.

Sometime in 2020, TDOT plans on rebuilding the entire interchange, which will included tearing this bridge down. The rebuild will take a few years to complete.


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