UPDATE: TDOT says U.S. 41 in Marion County is now open to one lane
UPDATE: The Tennessee Department of Transportation says crews have opened U.S. 41 in Marion County to one lane.
Traffic flow will be managed by temporary signals for the duration of the project that is currently underway.
TDOT says the estimated completion date is November of 2019.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Department of Transportation has shut down a portion of a highway in Marion County Monday.
TDOT said it's part of a $16.5 million repair project for U.S. 41 in Haletown.
Some parts of U.S. 41 are deteriorating.
It's a project people like Nicole Kilgore have been waiting for. She lives near the portion of the road that's been sinking.
"At first, it wasn't really that bad you would have to go slow so you wouldn't tear your vehicle up but after it got to getting so bad I told my husband, I said I'm not going that way anymore," Kilgore said.
She said she's been taking I-24 to get to work instead.
TDOT crews shut down a portion of the road to repair two locations that were showing signs of movement.
This part of the project should be completed in time for the July 4 holiday.
The entire project consists of four locations where certain parts of the roads are sinking, which is expected to be completed by November.
PREVIOUS STORY: A slope stabilization project, already underway on U.S. 41 in Marion County, will be expanded and the road will closed temporarily.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that between mile markers 25.2 and 26.4, TDOT engineers have recently noticed some movement of the road with the lane that is open to traffic.
During the project, one lane has remained open to traffic with a temporary signal.
Because of the new movement, TDOT crews will close U.S. 41 in Marion County starting Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. CDT. The road closure will allow TDOT crews to excavate and stabilize two locations in the work zone that have shown signs of movement.
The contractor hopes to have the road reopened to one lane before the 4th of July holiday.
Message boards will be used to notify drivers, and a signed detour route utilizing I-24 will be in place.
The contractor for the $16.5 million project is Dement Construction Company, LLC, and the estimated completion date is November 2019.