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Weather postpones I-540 repairs

Posted June 20, 2008

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— The state Department of Transportation has canceled work scheduled for this weekend on westbound Interstate 540 between U.S. Highway 64 Business and Buffaloe Road because rain is in the forecast.

The DOT closed lanes on I-540 last weekend so the highway contractor could correct problems on two isolated areas of the roadway that were detected before it opened in January 2007.

The work is expected to last two more weekends.

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  • 1Rx4FN Jun 20, 2008

    So no tollbooth installation this weekend?

  • bill52674 Jun 20, 2008

    The contractor is paying for the costs of repair. First time for everything.

    The spot that really needs to be fixed is the far right lane of 540 EB after 64 Business. There is a decent size dropoff dropoff just before the bridge. Definitely don't think it was designed that way.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jun 20, 2008

    Our wonderful DOT at work. Never time to do it right the first time, but a lot of time available to redo and fix things.