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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 28th, 2014 8:06 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

Photo by Lee Talbert/Johnson City Press

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

Crews with Summers-Taylor, the project's general contractor, and Jonesborough's Southern Seeding have been working near the interchange on the east side of Tenn. 75/Bobby Hicks Highway, where the speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph and will remain at 60 mph until at least July 2015.

"The contractor has installed concrete barrier rail along the eastbound I-26 right shoulder for a work area on the bridge over Buckingham Road so that we can widen it for the extension of the acceleration lane for traffic headed to Johnson City," said Mark Nagi, TDOT Region 1 community relations director.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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