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Henley Bridge Project Progresses

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 05:50am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Work continues to progress on the reconstruction of the Henley Bridge in Knoxville. Later this week, motorists should be aware of long term lane closures as contract crews work on the portion of the Henley Bridge directly above Neyland Drive.
Beginning Thursday, March 22 through Friday, August 17, Neyland Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction from east of Walnut Street to the Tennessee Boathouse.
During the closure of Neyland Drive, Locust Street will be converted to a two-way street to accommodate the public parking lot, before closing again at Front Street.
The $24.6 million Henley Bridge Project began in January 2011, and will take 24 to 30 months to complete. The contract includes an incentive bonus for completion prior to June 30, 2013 with a maximum of $1 million for completion by December 31, 2012.
Project updates can be found at, or by following us on twitter, at @HenleyBridge. 
For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at, or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone. Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.


For more information:

Mark Nagi

TDOT Region 1 Community Relations Officer

Office 865.594.0161

Mobile 865.255.7731


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