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Route 66 landslide repairs on track for October completion

Staff report • Jun 25, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Four months after a landslide closed Route 66 North in Hawkins County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation reports repairs should wrap up by their target date this coming fall.

On Feb. 24, heavy rains contributed to the ground giving way between New Life Road and Clinch Valley Road. In March, Summers-Taylor, Inc. was awarded a $15 million contract to make repairs, including the reinforcement of Route 66-N with soil nails and shotcrete in order to stabilize the existing roadway.

This week, TDOT Spokesperson Mark Nagi says work at the site is progressing as planned an the roadway should be completed by Oct. 15.

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