Winter Weather Leads to Increased Pothole Patching Work
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are taking advantage of the break from snow and ice removal to patch and repair potholes across the state. TDOT is reminding motorists to keep an eye out for these mobile maintenance crews. Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges. Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement, then freezes and thaws causing the cracks to expand. The constant pounding of traffic loosens the pavement which causes it to crumble creating the pothole.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin repairing two bridges in a highly traveled section of Murfreesboro in the coming days. Both bridges are located on Northwest Broad Street. One of the bridges is located at the Main Street intersection. The other bridge crosses over Lytle Creek, just north of Main Street. This is an accelerated repair project that is expected to be complete in June 2009.