TDOT: $23M being used to repair two slides in Hawkins County


HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL )-   Tennessee Department of Transportation officials have provided status updates on two major road repair projects in Hawkins County.

Highway 70N in Hawkins County has been closed since a mudslide that happened in the early morning hours of February 21st.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials confirmed one person was killed in that mudslide. They were identified as Steven Lawson, 62, of Jonesborough.

On Friday, TDOT officials said estimated completion date to reopen Highway 70N is August 15, 2019.

It is a project that is estimated to cost $8.7M.

It was just days after that mudslide that when a rockslide shut down part of SR 66 in Hawkins County.

TDOT officials said the estimated cost to repair SR 66 is $15.1M. They estimate that work should be complete by October 2019.

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