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TVA Project to Impact Interstate Traffic near Franklin, Ky.

December 14, 2012

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A Tennessee Valley Authority project to install transmission lines will disrupt overnight traffic on Interstate 65 near Exit 6 for several nights next week.

TVA is building two miles of transmission line to power Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation’s new substation in the Sanders Interstate Industrial Park. The line will cross the interstate south of Exit 6.

Construction will result in rolling roadblocks in that area beginning Monday, Dec. 17 through Thursday, Dec. 20 as long as the weather cooperates. The work requiring rolling roadblocks will be conducted between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. CST. Any work being performed outside of the 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. CST timeframe will be completed with traffic flowing. Traffic control signs will be in place during the work period.

Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider another route. In the event of inclement weather, the work may be extended or rescheduled.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

Media Contact

Scott Brooks, Knoxville, 865-632-8031
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

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