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East Tennessee Construction Report for April 3-9, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 05:52am

BLOUNT COUNTY, I-140 West near Mile Marker 11: On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway milling and resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 at Log Mile 33.2 in Wears Valley near the Blount/Sevier County Line:  Motorists should be alert for daily lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform slope stabilization in this area.  Motorists should be alert for flag persons directing traffic and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, Washington Street between East Broadway Avenue and High Street in Maryville: Motorists should be alert for possible lane shifts and temporary lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 411/ SR 35 between S. Washington Street and Wilcox Street: Motorists should be alert for possible lane shifts and temporary lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North near Jellico at Mile Marker 160:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and shoulder closures through this interchange lighting project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, US 321 between SR 67 and East of Poga Road: Motorists should be alert for daily lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform milling and resurfacing through this area. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and Tester Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. 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 has reopened to traffic.  Motorists should be alert for ongoing construction activities taking place and use caution through this bridge repair project.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/wolfcreek/

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 COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  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.

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the Powell River at Log Mile 15.96: Motorists should be alert for lane closures through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, US 11E between Mile Markers 4 and 5: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Exit 8:   Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this interchange improvement project.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Motorists should be alert for new and changing conditions, 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, US 11E/SR 34 between US 25 and Stagecoach Road: On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 through Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for mobile lane closures in this area between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews perform survey work.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving equipment and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at the US 25E/SR 32 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for a temporary lane closure at various times during daylight hours through this ramp re-construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 33 at Log Mile 15.7 between Little Black Road and Panther Creek Road: Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 through 6 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, State Route 33 will be closed to thru traffic at Log Mile 15.7 between Little Black Road and Panther Creek Road for structure replacement.  Motorists should follow signed detour route during this time 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.

JEFFERSON/COCKE COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 420 and 432: On Monday, April 7, 2014, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Friday, April 11, 2014 motorists should be alert for brief rolling roadblocks in this area to occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. for work related to bridge repairs at Mile Marker 425.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slow moving or stopped conditions; reduce speed and use extreme caution approaching 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, I-81 from the I-40 Interchange to the Hamblen County Line: Lane closures for resurfacing will begin on Sunday, April 6, 2014, and occur nightly on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 near Muddy Hollow Road at Log Mile 4:  Motorists should be alert for flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East near Mile Marker 3.5: I-640 East is reduced from three lanes to two in this area around the clock for bridge repairs.  Motorists should expect potential delays and be alert for slowed traffic approaching this area.  I-40 thru traffic should remain on I-40 and avoid using the I-640 by-pass during this time.  Motorists on I-40 wishing to access I-75 North should considering using I-275 North to avoid this construction zone.

KNOX COUNTY, I-75/275 South Ramp to I-640 East: The ramp from I-75/275 South to I-640 East is closed to traffic as crews perform ramp and bridge repairs.  This closure will remain in effect for weeks around the clock until repairs are complete.  Motorists traveling I-75 South wishing to access I-640 East should follow I-275 South to I-40 East back to I-640. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic approaching this area and use extreme caution.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West: Beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the ramp from I-275 North to I-640 West will close as crews begin bridge repairs.  This ramp will remain closed around the clock until repairs are complete.  Motorists traveling I-275 North wishing to access I-640 West during this time should follow I-75 North to Merchants Drive (Exit 108) back to I-75 South to I-640 West.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between Mile Markers 374 and 378: On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work for the I.T.S. expansion project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 390 and 392 near Rutledge Pike: Motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts in this area around the clock as crews perform bridge repairs. Motorists should be alert for potential delays during morning and afternoon rush hour and adjust travel times accordingly.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 396 and 400: On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work for the I.T.S. expansion project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and reduced lane widths between Campbell Station Road and Watt Road.   Motorists should be alert for reduced speed and for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 9 Clinton Highway under I-640: Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane restrictions at various times during non-peak hours for overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should 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. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt 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 open to four lanes of traffic .  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/henley/

KNOX COUNTY, SR 1 Kingston Pike between Northshore Drive and Gore Road: On Thursday, April 3, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform pavement marking operations.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

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 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line: 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 and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 at Maloney Road: Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use caution through this intersection improvement project.

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.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 80: On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work for the I.T.S. expansion project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73/ at I-75 North at Exit 81: Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use caution through this intersection improvement project.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: On Thursday, April 3, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures in this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews remove barrier rails and install guardrail in this area. 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, SR 444 between Log Miles 2.7 and 3.1: On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in this area as crews perform roadway milling and resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use 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, I-40 at Exit 350:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on the exit ramp at this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 360: On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and Thursday, April 10, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work for the I.T.S. expansion project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area.. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  On Monday, April 7, 2014 through Friday, April 11, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this project between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for changed traffic conditions through this project.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions 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/

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 73 between Headrick Drive and Happy Hollow Road: On Monday, April 7, 2014 through Wednesday, April 9, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform drainage structure repairs in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, US 411 (SR 35) at Hattie Branch road and Patterson Road: On Friday, April 4, 2014 through Monday, April 7, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers present during daylight hours through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, US 441 Southbound between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:  Motorists should be alert for a right lane closure on US 441 South just beyond traffic light 10 at Conner Heights Road in Pigeon Forge due to a recent slide.  Motorists should use caution in this area.

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. The detour is estimated to be in place until August 2014. 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 75 at SR 357: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and use extreme caution through this signalization project.

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 be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 81 at SR 353: Motorists should be alert for a traffic shift and possible temporary lane closures at various times and use extreme caution through this intersection improvement project.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for right shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Intermittent lane closures may 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 lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Traffic will also be shifted from Boone Avenue to Boring Chapel Road.  From Boone Avenue to near Hammitt Road will be split traffic separated by a barrier wall.  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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