State Route 116 in Anderson County is expected to be closed for the next three to four weeks after a landslide during last week’s heavy rains caused part of the road to collapse.
Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark Nagi said Monday loose material was being cleared from the site. The crumbling roadway was set to be replaced by construction of a rock buttress.
Nagi said TDOT crews would perform the work.
Note: The Tennessee Department of Transportation initially reported the 3-4 week closure would affect State Route 66 at the Hawkins/Hancock county line. TDOT later issued a correction saying the closure would affect State Route 116 in Anderson County and that State Route 66 would reopen later this week.