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Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for March 2-8, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017 | 3:23pm

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 127: On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, motorists should be alert for lane closures during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections.  Motorists should expect potential delays, be alert for slowed traffic, and use extreme caution approaching this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 at Old Knoxville Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area..

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 near Chilhowee Dam: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures at various times with flag persons directing traffic as crews perform roadside maintenance associated with the Chilhowee Dam in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slow moving construction equipment, reduce speed and use extreme caution approaching and through this area. This work zone will be active through May 2017.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 135 and 140: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area.  Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.  

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 141: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 145 and 148: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area.  Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.  

CAMPBELL COUNTY, SR 297 near East Paul Lane: SR 297 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project.  This reduction will remain in place around the clock.  Motorists should be alert for this new condition, be prepared to stop, and use extreme in this area.

COCKE COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 Wilton Springs Road Bridge over the Pigeon River: The Wilton Springs Road Bridge over the Pigeon River between Hartford Road and SR 32 is reduced to one lane (11 foot width) around the clock and controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for this new traffic pattern, expect potential delays and adjust travel times accordingly.  Traffic in excess of 11 feet in width should use alternate routes.  This project is estimated to be complete on or before October 31, 2017.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection. Motorists should expect possible rolling roadblocks and short duration traffic stops as crews perform bridge construction. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 South near Sugar Hollow Road: Beginning Monday, March 6, 2017, SR 160 South will be reduced to one lane as crews construct ramps.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution through this construction project. 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-81 North near Mile Marker 5: On Sunday, March 5, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 92 Bridge across French Broad River in Dandridge: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this bridge construction project. Motorists may encounter short stoppages of traffic in both directions at various times while crews offload and set bridge beams. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 341 between I-81 and SR 66:  Motorists should be alert for workers present, new traffic patterns and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 both directions through Knoxville: On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible mobile lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slow moving or stopped equipment and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 387: On Sunday, March 5, 2017, motorists should be alert for lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews remove overhead sign structures in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East between Mile Markers 383 and 393: On Monday, March 6, 2017 through Thursday, March 9, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures at various locations through this area between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews replace overhead signs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 396: Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 through 6 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in both directions as crews perform bridge repairs to the Oglesby Road overpass.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West between Mile Markers 7.5 and 5:. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, closed shoulders, reduced speeds and use extreme caution through this construction project.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions and use caution through this area. For updated project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/sr-62-western-ave-schaad-rd-to-copper-kettle

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 Western Avenue between Texas Avenue and Major Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this construction project. Motorists may encounter short stoppages of traffic in both directions at various times as crews move equipment. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Broadway at North Central: Through Thursday, February 23, 2017, motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts in place around the clock through this intersection as KUB crews perform utility installations.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Broadway at I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures, lane shifts and new traffic patterns in this area. Motorists should use caution and be alert for workers and equipment present through this interchange improvement project.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Afton Drive and Emory Road:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures in both directions on SR 33 and should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts as work continues through this construction project.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road Bridge over Kerns Branch near Beeler Road in Harbison Crossroads: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this construction project..  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway between Maloney Road and Woodson Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and brief rolling roadblocks at various times through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, reduce speed and use extreme caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 367: On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, SR 1 near Wheeler Drive and Dixie Lee Junction: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work begins through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and lane shifts at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area. For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/sr-73-fort-loudoun-dam

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 29 between Old Highway 27 and Cumberland Mountain Circle Road: SR 29 is reduced to one lane around the clock and controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for this new traffic pattern, expect potential delays and adjust travel times accordingly.  This project is estimated to be complete on or before October 31, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 62 between White Creek Bridge and US 27: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily during daylight hours through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

MORGAN/ROANE COUNTY, US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61:  Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns, closed shoulders and possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times throughout this construction project. Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 63 between Water Plant Road and Park Road in Huntsville: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily during daylight hours through this bridge widening project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 71/US 441 South near Apple Valley Road in Pigeon Forge: On Thursday, March 2, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-81 North near Mile Marker 74: On Monday, March 6, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between SR 93 and SR 36: Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daytime and nighttime hours and use caution through this bridge deck repair and resurfacing project.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, I-26 East and West between Mile Markers 10 and 17: Motorists should be alert for daily shoulder closures during daylight hours as crews perform roadway surveying operations.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, US 321/SR 34 Bridge over Limestone Creek neat Log Mile 1.75: Beginning Monday, March 6, 2017, US 321 will be reduced to one lane in each direction through this bridge replacement project.  The southbound traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side.  These lane closures and lane shifts will remain in place around the clock during construction.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, lane shifts, reduced speeds and use extreme caution through this area.

 

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at https://smartway.tn.gov/traffic

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