A little bit of asphalt work on the shoulder will take place in the next few days.

TOP PHOTO: This is a view of where the bank began to slide along the four lane on the north side near high school, and it was shored up Monday by members of La Follette Public Works.

All lanes are back open, and all the excavating is done. The rock has been placed on the area that had slid. “We will have to come back and do a little bit asphalt work on the shoulder in the next few days. Then it will be complete. It was a team effort with TDOT. We did the work, and they hauled all the rock which helped us get done a lot quicker,” said Director of La Follette Public Works Casey Boshears.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “Possible traffic issues are ahead on Monday morning,” said Casey Boshears, La Follette’s Public Works Director. The plan is to close the outside lane of the four lane from Hunters Branch Road to the Rainbow Restaurant on the Jacksboro bound side.

Looking from the roadway down the slide.

Boshears said the project will start about 8:30am Monday after the school zone is finished. He thinks the project could run through Monday evening with the goal being to wrap it all up in one day if all goes without any unforeseen issues.

This is a section where the pavement has broken off due to the slide.

The bank, on the north side of the road, that holds the roadway has failed. The bank is sliding down. “The plan is to remove the loose dirt, lay down a barrier, then fill with rock and reroute some of the drainage. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/14/2023-6AM-UPDATED 08/14/2023-2PM)