TDOT wants motorists that will be traveling on I-75 North in Knoxville to be aware of lane closures that will impact travel this weekend.
Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, I-75 North will go down to two lanes across the bridge over Merchants Drive as repairs to the bridge are being made. Lane shifts will be in place on I-275 North and I-640 ramps approaching this area.
There will also be lane closures on Merchants Drive underneath I-75 while these repairs are being made.
These closures will be in place until 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18. Crews will be working 24/7 to complete the first phase of scheduled repairs.
TDOT estimates there will be potential long delays, and urge motorists to adjust travel times and seek alternate routes if possible. They also suggest extreme caution to be used, as workers will be present in this area.