After being delayed, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews closed a bridge this morning on Sparta Highway (Hwy 70) in Crossville to replace the Obed River Bridge.
The bridge is next to the Crossville Public Works facility.
The project was scheduled to start Monday, September 11, 2023.
The bridge will remain closed for 13 months. The contractor will be demolishing the old bridge and constructing a new one in its place. The work includes grading and paving to tie the new bridge into the existing roadway.
The project is scheduled for completion in November of 2024.
A detour with appropriate signs will be displayed to utilize Northside Drive (State Route 462) to travel around the closure. Additionally, the left turn from Sparta Drive onto Miller Avenue (State Route 392) will be closed for the duration of the project.
Drivers should use caution when traveling in this area.