Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for April 27-May 3, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:26am

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 at Old Knoxville Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 35 between US 129 and Ellis Avenue: Motorists should be alert for lane closures through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 at Louisville Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures, lane shifts and narrowed lanes 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 129 and 135: On Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

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. Motorists may encounter short stoppages of traffic at various times while crews offload construction materials.  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: SR 160 South is reduced to one lane in this area as crews construct ramps.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution through this construction project. 

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 East and West between Papermill (MM 383) and I-640 (MM 385): On Thursday, April 27, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible left lane closure through this area between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East between Cedar Bluff (MM 378) and Walker Springs (MM 379): On Sunday, April 30, 2017, motorists should be alert for right lane closures through this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead sign removal in this area.  The entrance ramp from northbound Cedar Bluff Road to I-40 East will be closed during this time.  Motorists on Cedar Bluff Road should use Kingston Pike to Bridgewater Road to access I-40 East during this time. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 396: Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 through 6 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closures and lane shifts in both directions, weather permitting, as crews perform bridge repairs to the Oglesby Road overpass.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West between I-40 (MM 0) and Bridge over Fox Road (MM 2): On Monday, May 1, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible left lane closure through this area between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West between Mile Markers 7.5 and 5:. On Sunday, April 30, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge work near Exit 6.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, closed shoulders, reduced speeds and use extreme caution through this construction project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East near Mile Markers 8.5: On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, motorists should be alert for a temporary left lane closure between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform median maintenance work.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway North and South between I-40 and Neyland Drive: On Thursday, April 27, 2017, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for resurfacing.  Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 through 6 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures as crews perform resurfacing in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, potential delays 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.

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 I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Broadway underneath I-640 to occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge work. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts in this area. Motorists should use caution and be alert for workers and equipment present through this interchange improvement project.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 North Broadway between Depot Avenue and Fifth Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and lane shifts through this area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as KUB contractors perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution through this area.

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, new traffic patterns and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Afton Drive and Emory Road:  Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and temporary lane closures at various times as work continues through this construction project.  Motorists should use extreme caution through this area.

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, SR 169 Middlebrook Pike at Weisgarber: On Sunday, April 30, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic and install portable barrier rails through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes 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 is performed 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/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.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West between Mile Markers 362 and 360: On Monday, May 1, 2017 through Wednesday, May 3, 2017, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as crews perform roadside maintenance.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 between the Cumberland County Line and SR 29: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 29 between the Rhea County Line and SR 1: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 71 between Chapman View Drive and the Knox County Line: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews mill and resurface the roadway in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through 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.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 193 between SR 126 and Orebank Road: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures as crews install cable barrier through this area. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through 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, US 321/SR 34 between Jonesborough City Limits and Claude Simmons Road: Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, US 321/SR 34 Bridge over Limestone Creek neat Log Mile 1.75: US 321/SR 34 is reduced to one lane in each direction through this bridge replacement project.  The southbound traffic has been 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.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 381 between Indian Ridge Road and Skyline Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as crews perform work in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in 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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