Alcoa Highway sinkhole repairs to continue into Saturday
The sinkhole crumbled away during the Thursday morning commute.
Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 6:23 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT
ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) - A sinkhole opened up on Alcoa Highway Thursday morning, according to Mark Nagi with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The sinkhole, which was 10 feet deep and 16 feet wide, affected northbound traffic, and crews are expected to continue to work on the road through Saturday, Nagi said. Closures will be in place until then, and TDOT plans to repave next Wednesday, May 4.
The sinkhole appeared on the northbound part of the highway near UT Medical Center. According to TDOT, the middle and right lanes were closed, along with the right shoulder.
TDOT recommended drivers use Pellissippi Parkway to I-40 East as an alternate route to get to Knoxville from McGhee Tyson Airport.
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