TDOT closing Route 70 in Hawkins County to remove rock outcropping

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A section of Tennessee Route 70 in Hawkins County will be closed Monday to make the roadway safer for drivers. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says construction crews will close the roadway at approximately lane marker 16.20, between Kyle’s Ford and Rogersville, in order to remove an outcropping of rock that is currently impacting the travel way.

Work is expected to be complete by Thursday, July 15. The department says they chose to do the work during the summer months to lessen impacts on school traffic.

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