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Weekly Construction Report for East Tennessee Week of March 8-14, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012 | 04:40am
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 73/US 321 at Log Mile 23.1:Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which has the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this rockfall mitigation project. Motorists should be prepared to stop and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 73/US 321 at Foothills Mall Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Fridays through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.
 
CARTER COUNTY, US 321 (SR 159) over Elk River at Log Mile 7.23: US 321/State Route 159 is closed to thru traffic and detoured around this bridge replacement project. Motorists should follow signed detour route and adjust travel times accordingly.
 
COCKE COUNTY, I-40 West at Mile Marker 451: I-40 West is reduced to one lane at Mile Marker 451 due to a recent rockslide. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.
 
GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 Bridge over Richland Creek at Log Mile 9.14:Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which has the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge project.Traffic loads in excess of 9 feet in width should follow an alternate route. Motorists should be alert fornew traffic patterns, expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
 
GREENE COUNTY, SR 172 between Log Mile 1.0 and 6.7:Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures with flag persons directing traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as crews perform guardrail and sign replacements in this area. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution through this area.
 
HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South between Mile Markers 7.5 and 17.5: On Thursday, March 8, 2012 through Thursday, March 15, 2012, motorists should be alert for lane closures on I-81 through this resurfacing and bridge deck repair project. Lane closures will begin on I-81 northbound near Mile Marker 7 and progress northward. These lane closures will be in place around the clock in various sections through this area as crews perform bridge deck repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.
 
HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
HAWKINS COUNTY, Main Street over Southern Railroad in Bulls Gap: A section of Main Street is closed to thru traffic and detoured around this bridge replacement project. Motorists should follow signed detour route and adjust travel times accordingly.
 
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. Dugger Hollow Road at the intersection of State Route 67 is closed and motorists should follow signed detour route. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution traveling through this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, I-275 approaching Heiskell Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible brief rolling roadblocks at various times during daylight hours as crews perform blasting in this area. Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, reduced speeds, expect delays and use extreme caution in this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East near Northshore Drive (Exit 5): Motorists should be alert for shoulder closures in this area. Motorists should use caution through this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway Northbound between Woodson Drive and Cherokee Trail: Motorists in this area should be alert for a lane closure which has reduced northbound Alcoa Highway to one lane around a recent rockslide. Motorists should expect potential long delays during rush hour. Motorists traveling north on Alcoa Highway may use I-140 to I-40; or Governor John Sevier Highway to Chapman Highway as alternate routes to avoid this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 1 Kingston Pike at Everett Road: Westbound Kingston Pike near Everett Road is reduced to one lane through this bridge widening project. Everett Road between the Kingston Pike intersection and Saint Andrews Drive is closed to thru traffic for most of the duration of the project. Everett Road motorists are advised to use other routessuch as Hobbs Road/Union Road and Smith Road to enter and exit this portion of Everett Road. Motorists should be alert for temporary daily lane closures on Kingston Pike eastbound between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, workers present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project. Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue; and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue are closed for construction. A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is closed for construction. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes.
 
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 158 Neyland Drive approaching the Henley Bridge:Motorists should use caution and be alert for workers and equipment in this area as work continues on the overhead Henley Bridge. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/henley/
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 158 Neyland Drive Eastbound near Leinard Lane :Motorists should be alert for a lane shift through this area as KUB contractors perform utility work. Motorists should be alert for changed traffic patterns; workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
KNOX COUNTY, SR 169Middlebrook Pike at Henson Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures in both directions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform work through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.
 
LOUDON COUNTY, I-40/I-75 Interchange near Mile Marker 368: On Thursday night, March 8, 2012, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning on I-75 South ramps from I-40 as crews install ITS devices. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 358: On Thursday, March 8, 2012, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform guardrail repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
ROANE COUNTY, I-40Eastbetween Mile Markers340 and 342: Motorists should be alert for shoulder closures through this slope stabilization project. Motorists should reduce speed and use extreme caution through this area.
 
ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 /US 70 at Old Kingston Highway: Old Kingston Highway at the intersection with US 70 across from Country Club Road is closed as crews reconstruct this road for realignment with US 70. Motorists should follow signed detour route and use caution in this area.
 
ROANE COUNTY, SR 95 between Westover Drive and SR 58:Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, possible lane closures at various times and use caution through this construction project.
 
ROANE COUNTY, SR 58North near Heritage Center Blvd. (ETTP): Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures on northbound State Route 58 as crews perform work in this area. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution 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 lane shifts, construction personnel and equipment present through this construction project. Motorists should use caution and expect potential delays through this area.
 
SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between I-40 and SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.):On Thursday night, March 8, 2012, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures on SR 66 northbound from SR 139 to West Dumplin Valley Road between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform milling operations. West Mount Road is closed to thru traffic for approximately two weeks as crews perform grading operations in this area. Motorists should follow signed detour route during this time. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and expect potential delays traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/
 
SEVIER COUNTY, Asbury Lane over LeConte Creek at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg: Motorists should be alert for a lane closure with stop conditions through this bridge construction project. Intermittent short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily for equipment crossings.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 West near Mile Marker 7.6: On Thursday night, March 8, 2012, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform cable barrier repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West near Mile Marker 6 (Welcome Center):  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily through this area. Motorists should be aware of shoulder closures, workers present, reduced speed limit and use caution in this area.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 Bridge over CSX Railroad between I-81 and Wilmont Drive: Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns through this bridge repair project as crews have closed the southbound bridge and shifted all traffic to the northbound bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists should be alert for lane closures, lane shifts and use extreme caution through this area. Motorists should expect potential delays through this area and adjust travel times accordingly.
 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Fordtown Road between I-81 and Eastern Star Road:Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for equipment mobilization. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.
 
UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions: 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. Motorists should use extreme caution and be prepared to stop approaching the bridge.
 
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 flag persons directing trafficacross the bridge at various times for bridge work. Motorists approaching this area should reduce speeds and use extreme caution through this area.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, I-26 West near Mile Marker 11.4: On Thursday night, March 8, 2012, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform cable barrier repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.
 
 WASHINGTON COUNTY, US 11E between SR 36 and SR 381: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.Motorists should be alert for equipment and workers present, expect potential delays and use caution in this area.
 
WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this projects. Temporary daytime lane closures in both directions may occur at various times through this construction project. Motorists should reduce speeds and be alert for workers and equipment present in this area.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75:Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings. Motorists should be alert for workers 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 http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/
 
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