Accidents continue on I-40 E in Mt. Juliet despite lane closure

Photo: WKRN

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Accidents continue to occur on a stretch of Interstate 40 in Mt. Juliet despite a closure of one lane by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Tuesday.

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

On Wednesday, Mt. Juliet police issued an alert around 7 a.m. warning drivers of two separate one-car non-injury crashes on the right shoulder of the roadway.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday Mt. Juliet Police reported that authorities had investigated 20 hydroplaning crashes on that section of road.

The crashes are still happening even though the Tennessee Department of Transportation determined in July a design flaw in a widening project is the root of the problem.

According to TDOT, construction is expected to take less than a month so the problem should be fixed by the end of November.

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