I-75 reduced to two lanes this weekend due to Merchant Dr. bridge repairs

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Drivers can expect delays this weekend while traveling on Interstate 75 North due to crews repairing the bride over Merchants Drive.

According to a TDOT spokesperson ,crews began working on the Merchants Drive bridge on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Officials say I-75 will be reduced to two lanes until Monday, March 18 at 6 a.m.

TDOT warns travelers to expect potentially long delays while traveling and plan to take alternate routes.

Crews will be working around the clock this weekend to complete the first phase of repairs to the bridge.