A section of State Route 116 in Anderson County could be closed three to four weeks after a landslide last week, a state official said Monday.
The closure was announced by Mark Nagi, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The section of SR 116 was closed Thursday morning in north Anderson County after a landslide following heavy rains on Wednesday. The hillside alongside and beneath the road gave way, and part of the road collapsed.
On Friday, TDOT said one lane of the road was back open and a temporary traffic signal was in place as slide repair was under way.
SR 116 (New River Highway) is in the mountains in north Anderson County. It starts at Frost Bottom Road/Briceville Highway northeast of Oliver Springs, runs northwest to the Rosedale/New River area and then southwest to Petros.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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