sinkhole repairs

(Source: TDOT)

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Emergency work to repair a sinkhole is scheduled to take place on Interstate 24 East this weekend.

The closure is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. The interstate would reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.

The work originally scheduled for last weekend but was delayed because of weather concerns.

Drivers will be diverted to a temporary one-lane road near the exit for Rossview Road. This will provide the room necessary for crews to excavate the sinkhole to bedrock, install geotextile fabric and backfill the sinkhole with graded solid rock.

TDOT will be monitoring the safety of the interstate during the project. If conditions deteriorate, the interstate could be completely shut down.

The sinkhole formed during the heavy rains caused by Hurricane Harvey last fall. Several pavement repairs have already been made on the right shoulder, but these upcoming repairs will fix the area on the left side of I-24.

Parchman Construction Co. is completing the emergency repair work after receiving the contract for a little over $864,000.

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