I-81 to Close While Repairs are Made
Knoxville, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Transportation will perform emergency bridge beam repairs to the I-81 northbound and southbound bridges over U.S. 11E at exit 23 in Greene County over the next two weekends. TDOT crews will close the I-81 northbound bridge on Saturday, November, 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET to begin repairs and will reopen I-81 north by 10:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, November, 15. TDOT crews will make repairs to the I-81 southbound bridge the following weekend beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 21 until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22. During each closure traffic will be diverted down the off ramp at exit 23, across U.S. Highway 11E and back on to I-81.