Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knox County should be aware of upcoming bridge repairs that will have an affect on traffic in East Knoxville.


Starting on Sunday, July 19, traffic on I-40 East and West will experience a reduction in lanes and reduced speed from Exit 394 (Asheville Hwy) to MM 396 while the Holston River Bridge is being repaired.  These closures will be in place 24/7.  All work is expected to be complete in mid to late September.


This schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.