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East Tennessee Construction Report for November 6-12, 2014

Thursday, November 06, 2014 | 03:43am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 127: On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and Thursday, November 13, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

ANDERSON COUNTY, Emory Valley Road between Davidson Lane and Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 / SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321: Motorists should be alert for road construction on Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville.  Currently, work is limited to the southbound shoulder.  As the project progresses, motorists should expect temporary lane closures in each direction as turn lanes and a new traffic signal are constructed.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North between Mile Markers 142 and 157: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform median cable barrier installation.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  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 SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 37 at SR 67: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform intersection improvements in this area. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing 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. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers 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: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is 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 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8:  Motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 133 between Log Miles 0 and 11.4:  Motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge as crews perform bridge repairs.  Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South underneath Ramp Bridge to SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, possible delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

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. Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike and East Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road is closed to thru traffic for construction.  Sullivan Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic 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, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should expect lane closures and potential delays on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014 during daylight hours as crews perform milling operations between Ledgerwood Road and Tell Mynatt Road. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in 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, SR 168 Gov. John Sevier Highway near Coatney Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  as crews perform roadside maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

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

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 and SR 444 Tellico Parkway: On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, motorists utilizing SR 444 at the junction of US 321/SR 73 should be alert for temporary traffic diversions directed by officers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews set bridge beams in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, Ramp to I-40 West from SR 29 (Exit 350): Motorists should be alert for daily lane shifts and workers present on this ramp as crews perform maintenance related activities.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays 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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 through Thursday, November 13, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on the southbound side of SR 66 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for bridge deck concrete placement. Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

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

UNICOI COUNTY, US 19W (State Route 36) Bridge over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4: Beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, US 19W (State Route 36) in Unicoi County will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin bridge repairs over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4. The roadway will be reduced to a single lane with nine (9) foot maximum width across the bridge during repairs.  Motorists with loads exceeding this width should seek alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be completed on or before April 30, 2015.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  On Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures across the bridge during daylight hours as crews perform bridge work. 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 be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: I-26 will be closed at Exit 13 the evening of Saturday, November 8, 2014. The right lane in both directions will be closed beginning at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  Full road closures will then take place at 10:00 pm and run until 6:00 am the following morning.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured beginning at the I-81 interchange.  Traffic will take Exit 8B to merge onto I-81 Northbound and will continue two miles to take Exit 59.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, traffic will turn right onto SR 36 and continue straight for nine miles and then turn right onto SR 354.  Traffic will continue on SR 354 for one mile before merging onto I-26 Eastbound.  Detour signs and message boards will assist traffic throughout the detour.  Westbound traffic will be forced to take Exit 13, but will be directed to the entrance ramp to get right back on the interstate.  A uniformed official will be coordinating the traffic signal at this ramp.  Motorists should expect delays and congested traffic in this area during the specified time.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY SR 75 over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate. The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic condensed down to two lanes.  Motorists should expect traffic to be congested in this area, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the second phase of the bridge is completed, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction along with two left turn lanes.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project.  These closures should not last more than a few minutes.  Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove.  Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels.  Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

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