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East Tennessee Construction Report for August 1-7, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013 | 05:16am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 129 in Lake City: I-75 South is reduced to one lane near Mile Marker 129 around the clock through 6 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 as crews perform bridge repairs.  Motorists on I-75 North should be alert for a lane shift in place near Mile Marker 129.  Motorists should be alert for narrowed lanes, workers present and use extreme caution approaching this area.  Motorists should expect potential delays during peak travel hours.

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 South near Mile Marker 120.1: On Monday, August 5, 2013 through Wednesday, August 7, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this area as crews perform cable rail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 at Log Mile 9.5:  US 129 (State Route 115) at Log Mile 9.5 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews work on this rock slide slope stabilization project. This project is located in a section of US 129 known as “The Dragon”. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.  This project is estimated to be complete on or before August 31, 2013.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 411/ SR 35 between S. Washington Street and Wilcox Street: Motorists should be alert for changing conditions in this area. SR 35 Eastbound is closed to thru traffic and detoured around this widening project. Eastbound motorists should follow posted detour route.  SR 35 Westbound will remain open and motorists should be alert for possible traffic shifts in this direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 335 at Morganton Road: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform work at this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 35 (Hall Road) Southbound between West Stephenson Street and Joule Street: Motorists should be alert for intermittent daily lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform work to install a turn lane at this location.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/ SR 73 between Cates Street and Gary H. Hensley Drive: Beginning Monday, August 5, 2013 the City of Maryville will begin repairs on the brick retaining walls along Lamar Alexander Parkway (S.R. 73/U.S. 321).  Crews will be working along the edge of the westbound lanes between Cates Street and Gary H. Hensley Drive.  This work will require daily closures of the right lane in the westbound direction.  This lane closure can be expected daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The lane closure will only be in effect during work hours, and the traffic control devices will be removed and re-set for each day’s work.  Construction on the walls is expected to be completed on or before October 1, 2013.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North between Mile Markers 157 and 159: Motorists should be alert lane shifts through this rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization project. Motorists should be alert for reduced speed limits, narrowed lanes, lane shifts and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 135.7: On Monday, August 5, 2013 through Wednesday, August 7, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure during daylight hours through this area as crews perform cable rail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and Tester Road: Gap Creek Road (SR 362) is closed to thru traffic and detoured for approximately one year as crews complete roadway construction widening in this area.  Motorists should follow signed detour route and adjust travel times accordingly. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

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/

COCKE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 431: On Monday, August 5, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure during daylight hours through this area as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE COUNTY, I-40 East Ramp to US 25 (Exit 432 A): Motorists should be alert for narrowed lanes on this ramp as crews perform ramp widening.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE COUNTY, US 25W at Clevenger Cutoff Road at I-40 (Exit 432 A): Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures in both directions during daylight hours on Friday, August 2, 2013 and Monday, August 5, 2013 as crews perform median work. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 34/US 11E at SR 351: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Exit 8:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures in this area 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 changing traffic patterns through this project.  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 possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at the US 25E/SR 32 Interchange: Beginning Monday, August 5, 2013, motorists should be alert for workers present as crews begin this ramp re-construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Millers Woods Road and the Holston River Bridge: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: Beginning, Sunday, August 11, 2013, I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 between Rocktown Road and Morelock Road: US 11E (State Route 34) between Rocktown Road and Morelock Road in Jefferson City is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews perform bridge repairs over Norfolk Southern railroad. Loads in excess of 11 feet in width are not permitted through this area.  A wide load detour will be in place utilizing State Route 92, I-40, I-81 and State Route 160.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should expect potential delays through this project.  This project is estimated to be complete on or before October 15, 2013.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 66 between SR 9 and the Hamblen County Line: Beginning Friday, July 12, 2013, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West at various locations between Mile Markers 0 and 9: On Thursday, August 1, 2013, motorists should be alert for short term left lane closures at various locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews clean roadway drains.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West Ramp to I-75 North near Mile Marker 3: On Thursday, August 1, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Various Interstate locations in Knox County: On Sunday, August 4, 2013, motorists should be alert for left lane mobile lane closures at various locations between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews spray the inside median barrier.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 398: On Monday, August 5, 2013 through Thursday, August 8, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform median work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution approaching this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East and West at various locations between Mile Markers 1 and 7: On Monday, August 5, 2013, motorists should be alert for short term left lane closures at various locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews clean roadway drains.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West at various locations between Mile Markers 378 and 396: On Tuesday, August 5, 2013, motorists should be alert for short term left lane closures at various locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews clean roadway drains.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-75 North Ramp to Callahan Drive (Exit 110): Motorists should be alert for lane closures on this ramp as crews perform ramp widening.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North near Mile Marker 0.4: On Thursday, August 8, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway between Buck Karnes Bridge and Topside Road: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures as crews complete work through this resurfacing project between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning Sundays through Thursdays.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in 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. Shortt Road is closed to thru traffic for construction.  All traffic needing to access Shortt Road from SR 62 should follow Nickel Road during this time. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: John May Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

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 131 Tazewell Pike between Emory Road and the Union County Line: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use extreme caution and expect minor delays through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Watt Road/Old Stage Road Improvement Project: Beginning Thursday, August 8, 2013, Old Stage Road will be closed to through traffic from Johnson’s Corner Road to Shipley Lane.  Access to all properties will be maintained.  Through traffic is encouraged to use alternate routes.  Closure is anticipated to remain through Fall 2013. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

MONROE COUNTY, SR 68 at Isbill Road: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures during daylight hours through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Exit 347: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders, reduced speeds, construction personnel and equipment present and expect potential delays through this bridge repair project. Motorists traveling in the right lane of I-40 East approaching the exit ramp at Exit 347 should use extreme caution and be prepared for motorists slowing down to use the exit ramp.

ROANE COUNTY, US 27 underneath I-40 Exit 347: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily in this area as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and 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.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 29 Bridge over Roaring Paunch Creek near Log Mile 24.7 and 25.8: SR 29 is reduced to one lane around the clock and controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy.): On Monday, August 5, 2013 through Thursday, August 8, 2013, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures and lane shifts in both directions between Knifeworks Lane and Lee Greenwood Blvd. from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews install storm drains across the roadway. On Wednesday, August 6, 2013, motorists should be alert for a right lane closure southbound between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as utility crews relocate overhead lines.  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/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Fordtown Road between I-81 and Eastern Star Road: Fordtown Road is currently closed to thru traffic.  Motorists should follow signed detour.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

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, SR 354 between US 11E and Pinnacle Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Intermittent lane closures will be implemented in the north and south bound lanes throughout the construction project at various times.  Motorists should expect potential delays, be alert for changing conditions and use caution 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.  Boone Avenue is closed to thru traffic as construction continues in this area.  Motorists can access Boone Avenue via Roseview Drive during this time. 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.

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