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East Tennessee Construction Report, August 30-September 5, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 06:10am

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 South at Hunt Road: On Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this area on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews install drainage structures at this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 73/US 321 at Academy Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures in both directions to through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 147 and 156: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays 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 and use extreme caution approaching this area.

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, SR 63 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

COCKE COUNTY, US 25/70/SR 9 Bridge over the French Broad River at Log Mile 21.6: The historic Wolf Creek Bridge on US 25/70/SR 9 over the French Broad River is closed to thru traffic as crews perform work on this bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will be closed thru March of 2014. Separate signed detours will be in place for passenger and commercial vehicles. Motorists should adjust travel times accordingly and use caution through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/wolfcreek/

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 for new traffic patterns, expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Exit 8: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and rolling roadblocks approaching this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews perform overhead bridge work in this area. Motorists should be alert for slow moving traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns through this project. US 25E is reduced to one lane in each direction approaching the bridge over I-81 and new traffic shifts are in place as the northbound traffic has been shifted over to the southbound side as crews perform bridge work in this area. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. 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 new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project. 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.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Log Miles 7.95, 9.56 and 14.53: SR 160 northbound is reduced from two lanes to one around the clock as crews perform bridge repairs through this area. These closures are estimated to remain in place through November 2012. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 33 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 and I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closures in this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists on I-81 South should be alert for lane shifts and a shoulder closure at the junction with I-40 at this interchange improvement project. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH in this work zone. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 92 between Log Miles 13.1 and 15.9: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert workers and equipment present and use caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West: On Thursday, August 30, 2012, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews repair bridge joints at various locations. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 West exit and entrance ramps at Northshore Drive (Exit 5): Motorists should be alert for narrowed ramp lanes, workers present and use extreme caution through this ramp improvement project.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 1 Kingston Pike at Everett Road: Motorists on Kingston Pike near Everett Road should be alert for lane closures in both directions 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 routes such as Hobbs Road/Union Road and Smith Road to enter and exit this portion of Everett Road. 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; John May 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 be alert for possible temporary lane closures on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews perform overhead bridge work. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area. . 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 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur at various times through this widening project for utility and equipment crossings. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, SR 2 between Hattley Drive and Oak Street: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday nights through Thursday nights through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 58 at SR 72: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers present through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 /US 70 at Old Kingston Highway: Beginning Monday, August 27, 2012, motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and new traffic patterns through this project. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 /US 27 over Shanty Branch near Poland Hollow Road: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and new traffic patterns through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between I-40 and SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.): 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, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy.): 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 East and West near Mile Marker 6 (Welcome Center): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and brief rolling roadblocks 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 northbound bridge and shifted all traffic to the southbound 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.


SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 355 Roundabout in Kingsport: The City of Kingsport has closed the Roundabout at the intersection of Netherland Inn Road and SR-355 (Industry Drive) for roadway repairs. This closure will affect all movements through the circle itself from Netherland Inn Road, W Center Street, and Industry Drive (SR-355). The slip lanes will remain open during repairs as one lane allow movements from Industry Drive (SR-355) to W. Center Street and the other slip lane going from W. Center Street to Netherland Inn Road. This closure is estimated to last through early October 2012. Motorists should follow signed detour route and use caution through 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.

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 project. 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.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 34 and the SR 381 Underpass: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday nights through Thursday nights through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 381 between SR 67 and the SR 34 Ramps: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday nights through Thursday nights through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 67 between Galen Drive and SR 381: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday nights through Thursday nights through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.


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