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9-6 Wide Restriction at the TN/NC Line

WCS First to Test New TN Permit System

Oversize load drivers and carriers should be aware of a travel restriction and wide load detour for loads 9-6 wide or more at the Interstate 40/Interstate 80 intersection in East Tennessee all the way to the North Carolina Line on I-40, in both east and west directions through the 11-6 Wide Restriction at the TN/NC Linecompletion of a construction project expected to be completed on or before August 31, 2018. The restriction starts Wednesday, May 2. 

The Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report says bridge repairs are the reason for the construction. The bridges being repaired include eastbound and westbound bridges over Golf Course Road (L.m. 7.17); Pigeon River (L.M. 9.76) S.R. 73; Hartford Road (L.M. 12.97) and Pigeon River (L.M. 13.10) and traffic will be affected in the following areas

  •  Between Newport and the North Carolina State Line. The repairs will occur on the section of Interstate 40 between east of Exit 435 (SR 32) and Exit 443 (Foothills Parkway). 
  • I-40 east and west near Mile Marker 440 is reduced to one lane around the clock
  • A wide load detour (11-6) is in place, and wide loads should follow signed detour route. 

If You Have Any Questions

You can check out the Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report and other information on the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) website. 

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