CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State Route 16 (Rowe Gap Road/Keith Springs Mtn.) in Franklin County has reopened to traffic. The roadway had been closed near log mile 17.7 as a result of a rockslide that occurred on March 25, 2013.
Now that the roadway is open to traffic, work will resume on the $2.4 million TDOT rockfall mitigation project that was underway on a nearby stretch of SR 16 when the March rockslide occurred. Highways, Inc. is the contractor for the project, which is slated for completion by August 31, 2013.