Blasting operations will continue on a stretch of Highway 27 in northern Roane County and southern Morgan County in the area of Coal Hill Road. Motorists can expect delays and temporary road closures on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this week and next week (weeks of September 24-October 7, 2018). Blasting will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will close the road for at least 45 minutes. Motorist may want to consider alternate routes.
Work continues on a bridge over Caney Creek on Highway 27 just south of I-40 in Roane County. Traffic is down to one lane as crews work on this bridge repair project. Wide loads are prohibited from this area and detour routes are posted. The estimated time of completion for this project is on or before May 31, 2019.
Motorists using Interstate 40 in Roane County between mile marker 346 and 347 should be advised of possible nightly lane closures as crews perform overhead bridge work. It will take place Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. eastern time. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution in this area while work is being done by TDOT.