(WBIR) Last week's tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 40 on Rockwood Mountain was what prompted a safety review on that stretch of roadway, according to TDOT.
"Plans were in place to have a road safety audit review to see what safety measures have been done," said TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi. "We already have cameras in that area; we already have signage in that area, but do we need more signage? Do we need more pavement markings as well?"
On Monday, another wreck involving two more tractor trailers clogged the same area of I-40 for nearly 12 hours. The drivers of both trucks were taken to a Roane County hospital for treatment.
Between 2010 to 2012, there were 28 wrecks along this three-mile stretch, TDOT said. Cameras were installed a few years ago to monitor the area, along with other improvements during SmartFix in 2008.
"We will have what is called an RSAR, a 'road safety audit review' and see what else we can do there," Nagi added.
Drivers who are familiar with that stretch add they need to keep an eye on their surroundings, particularly on that area.
"Driving on that stretch of road is about the same as driving on any other stretch of road -- I need to make sure I'm in the proper gear before getting on that proper pathway," Shawn Davis, a former truck driver who now works for Tennessee Truck Driving School.
No word yet on when that review will be released.