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Lane closure on I-24 this weekend for transport of TVA transformer

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will be transporting a large transformer to the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility in Hamilton County this Sunday.  Moving this oversize load will require temporary lane closures on I-24 near Exit 174 (Cummings Hwy) on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday morning, Edwards Moving & Rigging, the company that will be performing the move, will close the inside (fast) lane on I-24 East and West at mile marker 174 from 7:00 a.m. to Noon EST to remove the cable guardrail and to construct a median crossover for the truck that will haul the transformer. 

On Sunday morning, November 18, TDOT HELP trucks and vehicles from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will pace traffic on I-24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST as the load is moved across the interstate and onto U.S. 41 at the Tiftonia exit. 

After the transformer has been moved across the interstate, the inside lane on I-24 East and West will remain closed while the median crossover is removed and the cable guardrail restored.  All lanes should be reopened to traffic by noon at the latest.

Drivers who usually use U.S. 41 in the Tiftonia area should be aware that the traffic on U.S. 41 will also be affected as the large load is taken to the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility. 

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