TDOT crews start removal of X-Lite guardrail terminals in Hawkins Co.


HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation started the removal of a brand of guardrails that were involved in at least four deadly crashes across the state in Hawkins County Thursday morning.

TDOT crews are removing around 1,800 of the X-Lite guardrail terminals statewide, and about 330 here in the Tri-Cities.

The cost of the removal is around $3.4 million.

The money will come from TDOT’s maintenance fund, which comes from the state’s portion of the tax on fuel.

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