Weekend Closures of I-24 for bridge replacement program

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – Over the next several weekends TDOT will be taking part of the bridge replacement project that’s currently underway on I-24.

TDOT is planning to replace the bridge over Germantown Road this weekend.

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This means starting Friday evening at 9pm through the weekend, traffic will be detoured off the interstate and onto nearby local roads.

TDOT says the bridge is being replaced using the accelerated bridge construction method or the ABC method.

All Eastbound Traffic will exit the interstate near mile marker 183 onto a temporary off ramp and onto south terrace road then back onto the interstate using another temporary on ramp.

All westbound traffic will exit the interstate using a temporary off ramp, travel along north terrace and then return to the interstate using a temporary on ramp.

“Our bridges have life spans so different ones have different time spans. So as we look at loading on there, they are safe but we do replace our bridges as needed before they get to a phase where they become unsafe. This is just routine bridge replacement programs,” says Joe Deering, Assistant Chief Engineer.

The interstate is set to reopen on Monday morning just in time for rush hour.