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TDOT Lists Projects For Which It Will Accept Bids

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has released the projects for which it will accept bids next month.

The department plans to open bidding October 18 on a total of 53 contracts, including 86 projects in 95 counties. TDOT will initiate resurfacing projects on several Tennessee interstate corridors and bids will also be received on a number of maintenance projects such as cable barrier repair, intersection improvements and bridge repair.

Recent federal data show dozens of Tennessee bridges are among the thousands nationwide that have advanced deterioration or are at risk of collapsing.

A Transportation Department spokeswoman said at least 25 of those bridges in Tennessee have been replaced with new structures, repaired, or either under construction for replacement or repair.

One of those is the Interstate 40 over Charlotte Avenue where deteriorating concrete has fallen onto the roadway below. Crews were called out to make emergency repairs three times over five weeks.

TDOT said they will close I-40 West during one weekend in October or November to remove and replace the old concrete.

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