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Hurricane bridge may be closed three nights a week for repairs
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced that Hurricane Bridge could be closed to all traffic temporarily during night time hours from Tuesdays through Thursdays starting next month.In its latest weekly update on road and bridge projects Thursday, TDOT reported that "the contractor may close the bridge to all traffic between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. CDT on Tuesdays through Thursdays to pour sections of the new concrete deck. While the bridge is closed, all traffic will be redirected to the currently posted truck detour that utilizes I-40 at Exit 254 to SR-53. The bridge will be reopened to normal one-lane signal-controlled traffic each morning by 6 a.m. during this period."Officials with TDOT confirmed that the bridge closure could begin as early as Nov. 8 but that more specifics would be announced in forthcoming media updates.The Hurricane Bridge rehabilitation began earlier this year and is expected to be completed by October 2013.The bridge currently is down to only one lane of traffic, and it is being maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public.

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