FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - Rowe Gap Road and Keith Springs Mtn. Road in Franklin County, TN will remain closed as crews work to clean-up after a rockslide.
Because the rockslide occurred at the site of an active $2.4 million TDOT rockslide mitigation project, personnel from Highways, Inc. were in the area and quickly mobilized and began cleanup of the site.
Only local passenger car traffic will be allowed to use Iron Gap Road as a detour around the site. Trucks will not be able to use the road and will need to use alternate routes.
State transportation officials said the roadway will be closed for at least a couple more weeks.
A geologist determined that the mountain bluff is too unstable for traffic to travel along the mountainous roadway. The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to drill and blast into the mountain to stabilize it.