One lane will be open on State Route 116 in mountainous north Anderson County, with a temporary traffic signal, for the next four to five weeks, a state official said Thursday.
The road, which is also known as New River Highway, was affected by a landslide near mile marker 9.4 after heavy rains on Thursday, February 7. The road was closed for several hours.
“The roadway is currently open to one lane of traffic under a temporary signal condition,” Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark Nagi said Thursday. “The roadway will remain in this configuration over the next four to five weeks while TDOT works to repair the roadway at this location.” [Read more…]