MARION COUNTY, Tenn. -- A recent rockfall on I-24 west in Marion County has prompted T-DOT to plan to close one lane so crews can keep it from happening again.
The rockfall happened at mile marker 136.2, and resulted in several rocks spilling out onto the interstate and into the travel lanes.
In light of this, engineers with TDOT’s Geotechnical Engineering Section assessed and recommended that the rockfall hazard in this area be addressed as soon as possible.
The slope where the rockfall originated is adjacent to the fast lane of I-24 West. As a precautionary measure, TDOT crews will close lanes #1 (fast lane) and #2 (middle lane) in the vicinity of the rockfall site until the repairs are successfully made to the slope. Traffic will use lane #3 (slow lane) and the shoulder to travel through the area until the slope can be stabilized.
Traffic will be shifted into this temporary configuration beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, December 6th. During the shift, traffic on I-24 West will be temporarily reduced to a single lane for a short period of time. Once the shift is complete, two lanes (the slow lane and the shoulder) will be opened to traffic. I-24 West at mile marker 136.2 will remain at two lanes until this rockfall area can be addressed.
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