Sinkhole Repair, Detour on I-24 Near Clarksville
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CLARKSVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Transportation says a temporary detour lane in place so they can make emergency repairs on a short section of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County to address a sinkhole in the area. 

Work began last week on the one-lane road on the eastbound side of Interstate 24 at mile marker 9.4, which is being used to detour traffic away from the area of the repairs.

From Friday evening, September 14 through early Monday morning, September 17, TDOT will divert traffic onto this temporary travel lane.

They will excavate the sinkhole to bedrock, install geotextile fabric and backfill the sinkhole with graded solid rock. The road will be opened to traffic on Monday morning, September 17.

TDOT officials are monitoring the area regularly to watch for any roadway cracking that could indicate safety concerns for drivers. If at any time they feel the roadway may be unsafe, the interstate will be shut down to traffic.

The sinkhole first impacted I-24 during the heavy rains of Hurricane Harvey last fall. Pavement repairs have had to be made several times since then to address settling of material. The upcoming repairs will address the area on the left side of the road.

For more info a video is available here

The emergency repair contract was awarded to Parchman Construction Co., Inc, who had the low bid of $864,016.10. See more on this story in the video from TDOT:

Note: This work had been postponed one week due to weather. The article was updated to reflect the change.

Published 02:30 PM, Saturday Sep. 15, 2018
Updated 04:09 PM, Sunday Sep. 16, 2018

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