Traffic to be Halted Briefly on Interstate 40 for Line Work
October 1, 2010
HARRIMAN, Tenn. -- A portion of Interstate 40 in Roane County, Tenn., will be closed to traffic for about a half-hour on Sunday, Oct. 3, between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. EDT.
All lanes in both directions will be affected at mile marker 353 as crews from the Tennessee Valley Authority install a power line over the roadway.
During the closure, motorists will detour onto U.S. Route 70 using either exit 355 or 352. TVA Police will be on site, and electronic signs will alert motorists to the detour.
The road closure should last no more than 30 minutes, but work will continue until approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Scott Brooks, Knoxville, (865) 632-8031
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000