Repairs planned after I-640 potholes cause flat tires
Law enforcement is warning drivers that potholes on I-640 have caused multiple flat tires between Washington Pike and Rutledge Pike.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Law enforcement is warning drivers that potholes on I-640 have caused multiple flat tires between Washington Pike and Rutledge Pike.
Around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, police started getting calls from multiple drivers with flat tires after hitting potholes on I-640 east between Broadway and Mall Road near mile marker seven.
Mark Nagi with the state Department of Transportation released a statement, saying that drivers can also expect delays while crews work to fix the interstate.
We have experienced a large number of potholes on I-640 in both the EB and WB directions over the course of Tuesday’s rain event. These have formed in the areas that were previously shoulder areas with traffic now shifted in that area for construction to continue.
Due to the number and location and warmer weather expected today, the contractor will be paving these areas with hot mix asphalt in hopes to remediate any deficiencies.
Traffic will remain in one lane today as crews work to improve roadway conditions through paving. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes.
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