U.S. 25/70 in Tennessee to Close for Bridge Repair Project Monday, April 02, 2012

RALEIGH — On Tuesday, April 10, U.S. 25/70 in Cocke County, Tennessee, near the North Carolina border, will close as the Tennessee Department of Transportation begins a major project to repair the Wolf Creek Bridge. The bridge is expected to reopen by March 2014.

During the closure, motorists traveling from North Carolina to Tennessee will need to take a different route to access the town of Newport, Tenn. and other eastern Tennessee destinations from U.S. 25/70. Motorists traveling from Tennessee to North Carolina will need to take a different route to access the towns of Hot Springs and Marshall, as well as other Western North Carolina destinations, from U.S. 25/70. Motorists traveling to Hot Springs and Marshall from the east will not be affected.

The following detours will be in place for the duration of the bridge project.

Passenger vehicles

From North Carolina west to Tennessee:

At the junction of U.S. 25/70 and N.C. 208 east of Hot Springs, follow N.C. 208 north into Tennessee where it becomes State Route 70, then proceed south on S.R. 107 back to U.S. 25/70.

Eastbound motorists will follow the same route in reverse. The length of this detour is approximately 40 miles.

ALL truck traffic

From North Carolina west to Tennessee:

At the junction of U.S. 25/70 and N.C. 208 east of Hot Springs, follow N.C. 208 north into Tennessee where it becomes S.R. 70, then proceed to U.S. 321 south to Newport to return to U.S. 25/70. 

Eastbound motorists will follow the same route in reverse. The length of this detour is approximately 63 miles.

It should be noted that vehicles longer than 48 feet are prohibited from traveling on N.C. 208 in North Carolina.

To learn more about the Wolf Creek Bridge project, visit www.tdot.state.tn.us/wolfcreek. For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway. 

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