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East Tennessee Construction Report for August 21-27, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:02am

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, SR 33 between SR 115 and Court Street: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 South between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform vegetation removal through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 335 and Loudon County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various times through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

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 and South near Mile Marker 143:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 134 and 147:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for resurfacing. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, SR 9 at Ridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews install a turn lane in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays 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.

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.

COCKE COUNTY, SR 340 between SR 9 and Old SR 35: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, US 11W/SR 1 between Water Street and US 25E: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various locations through this resurfacing and bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 35 between Bright Hope Road and SR 70: 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.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 between SR 350 and SR 70: 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.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 between the Cocke County Line and SR 349: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 at Bewley’s Bridge near Log Mile 0.5: Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in place, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 between SR 348 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday through Thursday through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, Ball Road between Norton Road and Old Stage Road: Ball Road is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This one lane condition is estimated to be in effect through August 2014. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

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, SR 113 between SR 32 and SR 160: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

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 1 between Carter’s Valley Road and Tipton Avenue: 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.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 66 between SR 34 and Berry Road: 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.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 70 between Greene County Line and Timber Ridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this guardrail upgrade and resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present 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, I-40 East near Mile Marker 424: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014; Thursday, August 28, 2014 and Tuesday, September 2, 2014, I-40 East will be closed at Mile Marker 424 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge deck work on the bridge over the French Broad River.  During these times, I-40 Eastbound traffic will be diverted off at Exit 424 (SR 113) and detoured onto US 25 back to I-40 at Exit 432.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

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.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 396: On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 392 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area. This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 399: On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 403 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area. This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 379: On Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock on I-40 West to begin near Mile Marker 383 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East and West between I-40 and Broadway (Exit 6): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present 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 lane closures, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays 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. 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, SR 9/US 25 Clinton Highway between Jenso Road and Anderson County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  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, Ebenezer Road at North Westland Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Monroe County Line and the Tennessee River: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 80: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 76 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

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 70 between US 11/SR 2 and the Roane County Line:  Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 298 near Log Mile 6 Bridge over Clear Creek: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures in this area as crews complete bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Exit 347:. On Sunday, August 24, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. the following morning as crews complete final items through this bridge repair project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 360: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 356 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 63 between Rock Branch Loop (LM 2.58) and the Campbell County Line (LM 13.6): Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 456 between Log Mile 8 and Log Mile 10: Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

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):  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/

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 339 between Forest Hills Drive and the Cocke County Line: 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.

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, SR 75 at SR 357: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and use extreme caution through this signalization project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 between Fort Henry Drive and Wilcox Drive: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform milling and resurfacing.  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, US11 between Island Road and Pinnacle Parkway: Motorists should be alert for new traffic conditions on US 11W/ State Route 1 at the intersection of Pinnacle Parkway.  The newly installed traffic signal has been activated to normal operation mode.  Motorists should continue to be alert for workers present in this area.  Motorists should use caution and expect an increase of daily traffic volumes in this area near new retail and commercial developments 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 between Log Miles 5.45 and 8.74: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing 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, SR 352 between Log Miles 0.00 and 4.16: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in 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 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 changed conditions and use extreme caution through this intersection improvement project.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: On Wednesday, August 26, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for rolling roadblocks and lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set overhead bridge beams.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure on the northbound side as crews perform grade work on the slope adjacent to the roadway. Motorists should be alert for workers present and expect potential delays 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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