TDOT’s Pathway To I-65 Improvements In Robertson County

TDOT's Pathway To I-65 Improvements In Robertson County

TDOT’s Pathway  To I-65 Improvements In Robertson County

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to TDOT Community Relations Officer Kathryn Schulte, it will be at least late Spring before the potholes on I-65 are permanently fixed.

According to Schulte, TDOT will continue to put temporary patches on potholes along I-65 but those repairs will be short-lived but TDOT has bigger plans to improve I-65 in the months ahead.

“We are aware of the potholes and pavement issues on I-65 near the Kentucky state line and have been working with our maintenance crews to repair the area,” Schulte told Smokey Barn News. “Unfortunately, because of the cold temperatures this time of year, we have to use cold mix patches – which tend to pop out in the rain and require constant attention.”

“The permanent fix is going to involve extensive modification to the drainage system, which will be addressed in the upcoming project to widen I-65 in this area. TDOT Region 3 is working with headquarters to get this project expedited. At this time, the project has not been scheduled for construction.” Schulte added that it would likely be late spring before that phase of the project would begin.

“In the interim, TDOT contract crews have been milling the worst areas to remove the loose material and make the area easier to drive. Once temperatures warm up, we can put a new layer of asphalt down, which will improve the roadway surface until we are able to begin construction for the widening project.”

Can I file a claim for damage to my vehicle?

According to TDOT, if drivers hit a pothole and experience damage to their vehicle, they may submit a damage claim. Claims are investigated on a case-by-case basis through the Tennessee Department of Treasury. Examiners review the circumstances, the type and location of the pothole, determine if TDOT had been previously notified of the issue, and if crews had been given a reasonable amount of time to repair the pothole.

  • As the claimant, you will be required to prove your claim, by providing the following:
    Proof of the incident directly causing the alleged damage;
    The exact location where the incident occurred and records of your repairs;
    Evidence that the state was aware of the dangerous road condition prior to your incident; and
    Evidence that the state could have repaired the dangerous road condition prior to your incident and neglected to do so.

To report a pothole for repair, you can fill out a Maintenance Request form

More info on potholes from TDOT