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REPAIRS TO SECTION OF HWY 68 TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED

Repairs to a section of Highway 68 between Grandview and Spring City in Rhea County are taking longer than expected. TDOT officials says the plan was to re-open the road last week. But, now they’ve moved it to the end of this month. The road was closed in April after a section washed away after days of heavy rain. Crews say because they opened one lane to drivers, they have to work around traffic, which has put them behind schedule. (picture in story was taken a day after the section of the road gave way)

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2 Responses

  1. Brian phillips

    Drove through that portion of 68 yesterday and only progress they have is a wall built up at edge of road and a 2 way redlight. It’s gonna take more than a month to fill in that slide as it was way down the side of mountain.

  2. Tammy Landrem

    Been going through there every week since they opened one lane back up. I feel sorry for those workers. After going through I will remember to pray for their safety for a couple of days but then forget until the next week! They are literally building on the side of a mountain where there is nothing. Nothing! I have noticed they have concreted where it went bye-bye. Hopefully, that will stabilize it.

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