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Lane closures Sunday on I-24 for TVA transformer transport

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Sunday morning, the Tennessee Valley Authority will be transporting a large transformer to the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility.

The large, oversized load will force temporary closures on Interstate 24 lanes beginning at 7:00am Sunday near Exit 174.
 
On Sunday morning, the inside (fast) lane on I-24 East and West at mile marker 174 will be closed to allow workers to safely remove the cable guardrail and to construct a median crossover for the truck that will haul the transformer.  

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Once the median crossover construction is complete, the transformer will be moved.  

TDOT HELP trucks and vehicles from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will pace traffic on I-24 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 are expected to reopen to traffic by noon at the latest.
 
TDOT urges motorists to watch for changing conditions on I-24 as this equipment is moved through the area.  

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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