A pavement company is being fined $12,000 after not reopening lanes they were doing repairs on early Friday morning.
Pavement Technology, Inc., based out of Westlake, Ohio, was scheduled to finish with repairs along Interstate 24 from Hawyood Lane to the Rutherford County Line and reopen blocked lanes by 6 a.m.
The company did not reopen the interstate until 7:30 a.m.
According to a release, a five-mile stretch of road spanning over three lanes was shutdown while they worked to seal pavement joints.
The process is a preventative measure to keep water from leaking in the roads and causing cracks.
The company has been working on roads throughout middle Tennessee for several weeks and was scheduled to finish by July 31.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation explained the company took longer to pick up the traffic control cones, barrels and other cautionary items than anticipated.
TDOT said they will not allow Pavement Technology, Inc. to do work again until a new plan is approved.
TDOT released an apology for any inconvenience the failure to reopen the road in a timely manner caused motorists.