Concern grows over depression in North Knoxville highway

Concern grows over depression in North Knoxville highway

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The depression is just south of the Rifle Range Road intersection in between Halls and Fountain City in the southbound lanes near Nicks Road. The depression is just south of the Rifle Range Road intersection in between Halls and Fountain City in the southbound lanes near Nicks Road.
Several viewers contacted Streetwise to ask about the depression. Several viewers contacted Streetwise to ask about the depression.

By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - With our recent run of winter weather, potholes have become a growing problem in our area.

That's not all that has some drivers concerned.

We've received a number of emails from motorists over what they call a significant and growing dip in the road.

"There is a sinking roadway area in the left hand lane of Maynardville Pike heading out of Halls toward Fountain City, southbound past Rifle Range Road. The road started sinking around November. It's getting deeper and cracks are showing up in the asphalt," read one of the emails.

We went out to take a look at it for ourselves. Watching the far inside lane, we noticed as traffic goes through, you can see it go down into the depression.

The viewer also commented about cracks in the road. They may be tough to see, but we did see some.

The concern is that with the heavy traffic through here, this dip or depression could get a lot worse.

Again, this is just south of the Rifle Range Road intersection in between Halls and Fountain City in the southbound lanes near Nicks Road.

We've contacted road crews about the concerns. We'll let you know when we hear something back and whether or not anything can or should be done.

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