State officials for the first time are lowering the speed limit on Interstate 24 to 55 mph starting at Monteagle, Tenn., and going north through the roughly defined Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival event area in Manchester to improve safety.
Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer says the objective is to “keep traffic moving smoothly” in and out of the festival site.
Bonnaroo kicks off Thursday night.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...