Wolf Creek Bridge Closing on Tuesday, April 10th
Monday, April 09, 2012 | 04:43am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, April 10th, the Wolf Creek Bridge on State Route 9 in Cocke County will close as a major repair project gets underway. The bridge is expected to reopen by March 2014.
This bridge, which is classified as structurally deficient, will be dismantled down to the concrete arches. When the repair project is complete, the bridge will be widened from 24 feet to 30 feet to accommodate wider travel lanes and 2 foot shoulders.
Detours will be in place for the duration of the bridge repair project.
Detour for passenger vehicles:
From Newport on State Route 9/U.S. 25-70 to State Route 107, continue to State Route 70 (40 miles).
Detour for ALL truck traffic:
From Newport on State Route 35/U.S. 321 to Greeneville, continue to State Route 70, then to Hot Springs, North Carolina (63 miles).
The Wolf Creek Bridge, which was originally completed in 1928, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
To learn more about the Wolf Creek Bridge project, please visit www.tdot.state.tn.us/wolfcreek. For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway, or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets. Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.