East Ridge tunnel back open in both lanes

Bachman Tunnel, 3/18/21; Credit: TDOT

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – TDOT reports that the slope repair at the Bachman Tunnel is now complete on the East Ridge side.

Westbound traffic had been blocked for a few weeks while crews worked on the slope following a mudslide that blocked the road.

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The slope work is now done, but TDOT crews will do more work on the ditch later on.

So we can expect some more traffic disruptions, but only in off-hours.

The GeoStabilization International crew is still working on a second slide site, but that won’t affect traffic.