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Work Set To Fix Ponding On Interstate 40

Posted at 4:52 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 17:52:37-04

A quick fix this weekend should make part of Interstate 40 in Wilson County safer.

A study found drainage problems near mile marker 230 in Mt. Juliet between Beckwith Road and State Route 109.

This came after several crashes on that stretch of the interstate were blamed on ponding during rainstorms.

Those with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the problem can be fixed by adding some asphalt, so crews will be out on Interstate 40 Sunday making repairs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The work was set to be done in the eastbound lanes. Traffic will be down to just one lane during that time.