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TRAFFIC ALERT: Rolling roadblocks on I-81 in Kingsport overnight Thursday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - A sign installation project will result in rolling roadblocks and a lane closure along a section of Interstate 81 in Kingsport starting Thursday evening.

Beginning at 7 p.m., one lane of I-81 north will be closed at mile-marker 58, near the Fort Henry Drive exit, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. 

TDOT says three rolling roadblocks will take place between mile-markers 59 and 63 starting at 8 p.m. During the roadblocks, the on-ramp to I-81 north from Fort Henry Drive will be closed. 

The rolling roadblocks will last for about 15 minutes each, according to TDOT. 

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and be prepared for slowed or stopped traffic.


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