The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction this week to help Easter holiday traffic flow more smoothly.
Crews from Summers-Taylor Inc., Elizabethton, which was awarded the contract in March, will do the work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all road construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes starting Friday to help with Memorial Day weekend traffic.
Crews from Elizabethton-based Summers-Taylor Inc. are currently working to connect the on-ramp from Exit 23 (Main Street) eastbound on I-26 to the Exit 24 off-ramp at University Parkway. They are now building retaining walls and will soon begin concrete paving to connect the two exits.
The city advised drivers to find alternate routes when possible.
ELIZABETHTON — Motorists often refer to the first intersection of the Elizabethton Expressway on its western end as Malfunction Junction. They may use a few harsher names for the highway during the next few weeks when construction crews from the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working on the busy section of highway.
Washington County drivers could see a bevy of road improvements over the next decade as new revenue from a fuel tax increase enacted this year filters into state and local coffers.
A local legislator is hoping to resolve some of the confusion stemming from the IMPROVE Act’s passage and its impact on local roadways and bridges.
Public Works projects
Johnson City Public Works projects:
Johnson City released a list Tuesday of projects that may impact drive times for the week beginning Monday, Dec. 28: