I-24 landslide lanes to shift back by mid-June

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Eastbound lanes impacted by the I-24 landslide in Whites Creek are expected to shift back to their normal configuration by mid-June.

TDOT spokesperson Kathryn Schulte told News 2 crews are working to clear material off the haul road, but the repair itself is done.

Schulte said the loose soil has been removed down to bedrock and covered with graded solid rock. And since the buttress is set back from the roadway, she adds — if any material did fall, it would not fall on the roadway.

Schulte said geotechnical crews do periodically perform checks of slope-repair sites.

Before the lanes can be shifted back, a few last minute things must happen.

“In the coming weeks, we are looking at scheduling the paving because we have to do some paving to get it back in its final configuration,” Schulte told News 2. “So that’s what we’re meeting with — the contractor now. We anticipate having the roadway back to its original configuration within the next several weeks.”

The temporary speed limit is 50 mph. When the work is complete, the speed limit returns to 65 mph.

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