Beginning on Tuesday and lasting through March 30, TDOT crews will be performing maintenance on ditches and pipes, including removing and replacing deteriorating cross drains, on U.S. 64 in Polk County between log miles 9.78 and 13. This work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and will require intermittent lane closures of less than 15 minutes as the work progresses. This work is being performed ahead of a resurfacing project on U.S. 64 that is scheduled to begin this spring.
This three-mile section of U.S. 64 is in the Ocoee River Gorge and is between the intersection with SR-30 and the commercial take out at Caney Creek.
After the cross drains have been replaced, the riding surface may be rougher than before, officials said. Crews will monitor and mitigate these areas until the resurfacing project begins this spring.
Drivers are encouraged to use caution as they travel though this area.