Blountville
57° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Greeneville
57° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Abingdon
57° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Bridge plans changed due to public concern

By Wayne Goins
Published On: Feb 24 2012 04:50:27 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 24 2012 04:50:53 AM CST
Kyles Ford Bridge

HANCOCK COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Tennessee Department of Transportation revealed the plans for a two-phase project of the Kyles Ford Bridge in Hancock County.

Here are the facts -- it's going to be a "repair and replace" project. TDOT told News 5 they changed their plans after public concern.

Now while the new bridge is being built, the repair project will upgrade the current bridge and extend its life by three to five years.

During the repair the bridge will be closed for about six weeks, starting May 22 when school is out of session.