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Henley Bridge Project Update; Community Center to close on Friday, January 31st

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 02:52am


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the Henley Bridge Community Center, located at 220 East Blount Avenue in Knoxville, will close on Friday, January 31st.

The Henley Bridge rehabilitation project, which began in January of 2011, is now in its final stages.  There is currently one lane of traffic open in each direction.

The due date for total project completion remains June 3, 2014.

In addition, the two project cameras that were previously accessible at the Henley Bridge webpage have been taken down.

The Henley Bridge is more than 80 years old. When the rehabilitation project is complete, another 50 years is expected to be added to the life of the bridge. By expanding the travel lanes, it will also be more efficient at moving traffic in and out of the downtown area.

Travelers can get the latest information on the Henley Bridge project by accessing our website at www.tn.gov/henley, and by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HenleyBridge/. For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle. 

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