The Tennessee Department of Transportation and a Georgia Department of Transportation Maintenance Service contractor both have announced interstate projects that will affect drivers through the next few summer months.
TDOT says it will start an interstate resurfacing project in Marion County, while the Georgia DOT Maintenance Service Contractor will be performing "fog crack sealing" and filling in I-24 and I-59 in Dade County.
TDOT's project will be in Marion County on I-24 East only. The construction goes from the top of Monteagle Mountain to the bottom, and it will start this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The truck inspection station will be closed for the duration. After Saturday, TDOT says construction crews will start nightly milling and paving, which will only take place Sunday through Thursday nights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
TDOT says the Tennessee Highway Patrol will help with traffic control, but motorists are still advised to be very careful during this project. TDOT says the project will cost $3.2 million. and says crews hope to be finished on or before August 31th.
Meanwhile, a Georgia DOT Maintenance Service contractor start begin on Sunday, July 9, 2017 to work on pavement preservation of I-24 and I-59 in Dade County.
GDOT says crews will work at night No construction that will interfere with traffic or lane closures will take place on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. GDOT says this project will include "fog crack sealing" which is performed by applying a specifically formulated asphalt emulsion (a thin liquid oil) to the asphalt.
GDOT says this fog seal will seal narrow cracks, slightly restore lost flexibility to the pavement surface, provide a deep black pavement surface color and help preserve the underlying pavement structure within the interstate. This will seal cracks and joints in the pavement, which will extend the service life of the highway surface and pavement. This project is expected to take two months to complete.