TOP PHOTO: This main thoroughfare is temporarily closed as part of the Hwy 63E-General Carl Stiner road construction project.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Old Middlesboro Hwy (Middlesboro Road) from Hwy 63E to Davis Chapel Rd is temporarily closed. Crews began early Monday Morning to mill up the old road bed in perparation for the new roadway.

The detour is at Hwy 63E and Old Middlesboro Road near the TDOT engineering building. This will take you back to Davis Chapel Rd or Carr Wynn Rd.

This road tie in is expected to take a couple of weeks to complete, weather permitting, according to a TDOT official.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/02/2023-6AM)