Lane on I-40 in Mt. Juliet indefinitely closed to prevent hydroplaning

Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police/Twitter

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a lane of Interstate 40 East in Mt. Juliet in an attempt to prevent hydroplaning.

The closure, which affects the left lane, is near mile marker 226 at Belinda Parkway.

TDOT spokeswoman Heather Jensen said the lane will remained closed, regardless of weather conditions, until further notice.

The site has been a cause of concern recently due to the high number of accidents that have occurred in the same spot since January.

In July, TDOT conducted a study to determine why there were so many crashes. They found it was a design flaw in a widening project.

Crews plan to begin construction soon to fix the issue. It should be complete by November.

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