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Weekly Construction Report for East Tennessee Week of February 24 - March 2, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 02:29am
 (Recovery Act Project) ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 61 Bridge over Poplar Creek in Oliver Springs: Motorists should use caution through this bridge widening project. 
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 Bridge over Little River at Log Mile 16.9:  Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which will reduce the roadway to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should be alert for this new traffic condition, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 73/US 321 at SR 335 William Blount Drive: Motorists should use caution through this intersection improvement project. 
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 336 Brick Mill Rd. near Old Niles Ferry Road: State Route 336 is closed to thru traffic near Old Niles Ferry Road and is being detoured as crews construct a concrete box culvert. The section of Old Niles Ferry Road located between SR 336 and SR 115 is closed at the intersection of Brick Mill Road as crews construct a concrete box culvert. Thru traffic in this area should follow signed detour route. Commercial traffic in this area should use US 411 and US 129 as a detour route. Motorists should use extreme caution traveling in this area. 
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 334 Louisville Rd. at Miser Station and Mentor Rd.:  Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
(Recovery Act Project) CAMPBELL COUNTY, US25W (SR 9) Bridge between Old Jacksboro Hwy. and Cougar Ln:   Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and traffic shifts through this bridge replacement project. Motorists should reduce speeds and use extreme caution through this area.
 
(Recovery Act Project) CARTER COUNTY, SR 400 from East Mill Street to SR 67 (Broad Street): Motorists should use caution and be alert for workers present as crews complete final items through this project. 
 
GRAINGER COUNTY, US 11W (SR 1) Bridge over Richland Creek at Log Mile 16.2 and 17.8: Motorists should be alert for a lane closures at Log Mile 16.20 (Justice Center Drive) and Log Mile 17.84 (Rocky Branch Rd) for bridge repairs.   Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals around the clock through this bridge repair project. Traffic loads in excess of 10 feet in width should follow the signed detour route. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
 
GREENE COUNTY, SR 350 over Richland Creek between Leming St. and McKee St.: State Route 350 is reduced to one lane, controlled by a temporary traffic signal, around the clock through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 South between Mile Markers 7 and 8: On Thursday night, February 24, 2011 and Wednesday night, March 2, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform cable barrier repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North near Mile Marker 11.6: On Sunday night, February 27, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform guardrail repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 1 Bridge over Poor Valley Creek near Harbor Drive: State Route 1 is reduced from two lanes to one around the clock through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 31 Bridge over Poor Valley Creek (LM 2.34) near Mooresburg Springs Rd.: State Route 31 is reduced from two lanes to one around the clock through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 113 Bridge over Robertson Creek at Log Mile 6.63: Motorists should be alert for a lane closure through this bridge rehabilitation project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 167 between Log Miles 0.00 and 6.35: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures and use caution through this resurfacingproject. 
 
JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 67 over Doe Creek at Log Mile 5.61: State Route 67 is reduced from two lanes to one around the clock and is being controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project. Traffic loads wider than 12 feet are prohibited through this area and should seek alternate routes. Traffic loads with a weight in excess of 30 tons are prohibited. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution traveling through this area.
 
JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 67 over Goose Creek at Log Mile 16.78: State Route 67 is reduced from two lanes to one around the clock and is being controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project. Traffic loads wider than 10 feet are prohibited through this area and should seek alternate routes. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution traveling through this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy./Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment mobilizing through this area as the first phase of this widening project begins. Motorists should be alert for flag persons directing traffic at various times throughout this project. Motorists should be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, US 441 Chapman Highway at Moody Avenue:Motorists traveling northbound on Chapman Highway (US 441) should be alert for changed traffic patterns at the Moody Avenue intersection. Two northbound lanes of Chapman Highway at Moody Avenue must now turn right onto East Moody Avenue towards James White Parkway to access the Henley Bridge detour route. Left turns from northbound Chapman Highway onto West Moody Avenue are now prohibited. Northbound motorists wishing to continue straight on Chapman Highway must merge left into the single straight through lane approaching this intersection. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, US 441/SR 33 Henley Bridge over Tennessee River in Downtown Knoxville: The Henley Bridge is closed to traffic for bridge rehabilitation. Motorists should follow signed detour route using James White Parkway. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/henley/
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 1 Kingston Pike over Norfolk Southern Railroad at Forrest Park Blvd:  Kingston Pike is reduced to one lane in each direction around the clock for bridge repairs. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and new conditions through this project. South Forrest Park Blvd. is closed at Kingston Pike. Motorists wishing to access South Forrest Park Blvd. should follow signed detour route. Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through this area.  
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Lovell Road between Gilbert Drive and Pellissippi Parkway: Motorists should be alert for workers present and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for the temporary closure of Bob Gray Road to thru traffic at Lovell Road and follow signed detour as crews perform excavation and storm sewer work in this area.
 
LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North / I-40 East approaching Watt Rd. (Exit 369): On Thursday night, February 24, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews replace an overhead sign structure. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution traveling through this area.
 
LOUDON COUNTY, US 11/SR 2 at Shaw Ferry Road: Motorists should be alert for construction activities and use extreme caution approaching and traveling through this area. Through Monday, February 28, 2011, a short section of Shaw Ferry Road east of US 11 will be closed where it intersects with US 11 as crews perform excavation and storm sewer work, grading activities and resurfacing in this area. Motorists should follow signed detour route and use caution in this area.
 
LOUDON COUNTY, Unitia Road Bridge over Cloyd Creek at Log Mile 1.72: Beginning Monday, February 28, 2011, Unitia Road will close to thru traffic as crews begin this bridge construction project. The signed detour for this closure will utilize US 321 and SR 333. Motorists in this area should be alert for changed conditions, adjust travel times and use caution. This closure is estimated to be in place until Fall 2011.
 
MORGAN COUNTY, SR 29/US 27 Bridge over White Oak Creek at Log Mile 23:Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which will reduce the roadway to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should be alert for this new traffic condition, workers present and use extreme caution through this project.
 
MORGAN COUNTY, SR 62 between SR 29/US 27 and Petit Lane:Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present and use caution through this project.
 
ROANE COUNTY, SR 95 between Westover Drive and SR 58:Motorists should be alert for possible lane closure at various times and use caution through this construction project.
 
SCOTT COUNTY, US 27/SR 29 near Gallow Way Drive and Airport Rd.: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this overhead bridge construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use caution traveling through this area.
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 35 (West Main Street) Bridge over West Prong Little Pigeon River: Motorists should be alert for lane closures and new traffic shifts in place around the clock through this bridge repair project. Motorists should expect potential delays, be alert for workers present and use extreme caution traveling in this area.
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 35 (Chapman Hwy.) Bridges over Gist Creek between White’s School Rd. and Tarwater Rd.: Motorists traveling through this area should be alert for lane closures and new traffic shifts through this bridge construction project. Motorists should use extreme caution, reduce speed and be alert for new and changing conditions through this area.
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 338  (Boyd's Creek Hwy) in Seymour at Old Sevierville Pike: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, and workers present throughout this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution traveling through this area.
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 454 between Glades Road and SR 416: Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which will reduce the roadway to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should be alert for this new traffic condition. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, construction personnel and equipment present through this construction project. Motorists should use caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
(Recovery Act Project)  SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between SR 338 (Boyds Creek) and Nichols St.:
Motorists should be alert for changing conditions throughout this widening project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between I-40 and SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.): Motorists should be alert for changing conditions throughout this widening project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/
 
(Recovery Act Project)  SEVIER COUNTY, LeConte St. over West Prong of the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg:
LeConte Street has been reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-81 North between Mile Markers 66 and 69: On Sunday night, February 27, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform guardrail repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East between Mile Markers 8 and 9: On Sunday night, February 27, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews perform guardrail repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 Bridge over Reedy Creek:Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use caution through this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between Washington County Line and Herron Drive: Motorists should use caution and be alert for possible temporary lane closures, workers present and new traffic patterns through this bridge replacement project.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Massengill Rd. Bridge over I-81: Motorists should be alert for lane closures controlled by a temporary traffic signal, around the clock through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution through this area.
 
UNICOI COUNTY, I-26 East and West near Mile Marker 33: On Monday, February 28, 2011 and Tuesday, March 1, 2011, motorists should be alert for a lane closure between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. as crews perform cable barrier repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
UNICOI COUNTY, I-26 between Mile Markers 36 and 40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours and use caution through this resurfacing project. 
UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake): The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced. Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons. VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. {Southbound traffic on the north side of the bridge traveling to the Maynardville area should follow South US 25E in Tazewell to Bean Station and take South US 11W to Blaine and follow SR 61 West to Luttrell, take SR 131 South (Tazewell Pike) to SR 144 West (Ailor Gap Rd.) to SR 33 in Maynardville. Southbound traffic on the north side of the bridge traveling to the Knoxville area should follow South US 25E in Tazewell to Bean Station and take South US 11W to Blaine and continue on South US 11W to Interstate 40.} {Northbound traffic on the south side of the bridge in the Knoxville area should follow I-40 to North US 11W (Rutledge Pike) to Bean Station and take North US 25E to Tazewell.Northbound traffic on the south side of the bridge in the Maynardville area should take SR 144 East (Ailor Gap Rd.) to SR 131 North (Tazewell Pike) to SR 61 in Luttrell and follow SR 61 East to North US 11W in Blaine. Follow North US 11W to Bean Station and take North US 25E to Tazewell.}
 
UNION COUNTY, SR 33 Bridge Project over Clinch River (Norris Lake): Motorists traveling on State Route 33 crossing the bridge over Norris Lake should be alert for changed traffic patterns on each side of the bridge. Motorists should be alert for workers present and flag persons directing traffic at various times as equipment enters and exits the roadway through this bridge replacement project. Motorists approaching this area should reduce speeds and use extreme caution through this area.
 
UNION COUNTY, SR 33 between South of SR 144 (Hickory Star Rd.) and SR 61 East:Motorists should use caution traveling through this widening project.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, I-81 North and South between Mile Markers 50 and 54: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this resurfacing project on Sunday nights through Thursday nights between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning. Motorists should be alert for equipment and workers present, expect potential delays and use caution in this area.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 81 Bridge over Muddy Creek between Fairview Circle and Horseshoe Bend Rd.: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and changed conditions through this project and be alert for workers present and flag persons directing traffic at various times as equipment enters and exits the roadway through this bridge replacement project. Motorists approaching this area should reduce 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 http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/
 
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