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East Tennessee Weekly Construction Report for June 25-July 2, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 | 02:11pm

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 61 between the Roane County Line (Log Mile 0) and Midway Drive (Log Mile 2.7): Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures daily through this project as crews construct turn lanes in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in 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.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use caution and expect potential delays in this area.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between Dunlap Street and Watkins Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern on State Route 362, Gap Creek Road near the intersection with West G Street in Elizabethton to facilitate ongoing construction progress for the new State Route 362 alignment. Motorists should expect intermittent temporary lane shifts and lane closures, potential delays, and use extreme caution while traveling through this area as road construction will be ongoing with workers and equipment present. Motorists should also follow signs, be prepared for stop conditions, and pay close attention to traffic control devices directing traffic through the work zone.

 

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, SR 345 at US 25E:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

 

COCKE COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Marker 442 and the North Carolina State Line: Beginning Monday, July 6, 2015, nightly lane closures for resurfacing will begin on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through 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, US 11W at Broadway Drive in Bean Station: Motorists should be alert for workers present, brief traffic stops at various times and use caution through this signal installation project.

 

GREENE COUNTY, SR 93 at Log Mile 8 near Rheatown Road: SR 93 is closed to thru traffic and detoured as crews begin this drainage structure replacement project.  This will be an extended closure until the replacement is completed at this location.  Motorist should be alert for changed conditions, follow signed detours and use extreme caution in this area.

 

GREENE COUNTY, SR 172 between SR 34 and I-81: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary 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, US 25E/SR 32 over US 11E/SR 34 and Norfolk Southern Railroad: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures occurring daily through this project.  Motorists should expect potential delays associated with these lane closures.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in 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.

 

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.  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.

 

JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 91 between Laurelwood Lane and TN. – VA. State Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during daylight hours as crews install guardrail through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373): On Monday, June 29, 2015 through Thursday, July 2, 2015, motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures of the left lane in each direction between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews construct sign footings in the median barrier wall. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and closed shoulders through this project. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Marker 390 and 392: On Thursday, June 25, 2015, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures on I-40 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge repairs in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South between I-40 and I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, US 11E Asheville Highway between I-40 and Rutledge Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times as crews complete final items through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and I-640: Motorists should be alert for lane closures throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, temporary road closures, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. 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 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 33 Maynardville Highway between Afton Drive and Emory Road:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts at various times as work continues through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 and SR 331 at Harbison Crossroads: Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for equipment and utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 168 Gov. John Sevier Highway between Alcoa Highway and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures as crews complete final items through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in 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. For project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/sr73/

 

LOUDON COUNTY, SR 444 at US 321/SR 73: Motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform construction activities near this location.  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.

 

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321 between I-40 and the Roane County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closure during daylight hours through this area as crews mill and resurface the roadway.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

 

LOUDON COUNTY, US 411 between SR 95 and Old Niles Ferry Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures, workers present and use caution in this area.

 

MONROE COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 63: On Monday, June 29, 2015 through Thursday, July 2, 2015, motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance activities in this area. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed or stopped traffic approaching this area.

 

MORGAN/ROANE COUNTY, US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61:  Motorists should be alert for closed shoulders and possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times throughout this construction project. Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

 

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East between Mile Markers 347 and 356: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sundays through Thursdays through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

ROANE COUNTY, US 27/SR 1 between SR 29 and Dunn Street: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sundays through Thursdays through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

ROANE COUNTY, SR 61 between Hen Valley Road and the Anderson County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West at Exit 407: On Monday, June 29, 2015 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, motorists should be alert for partial closures with detours utilizing Exit 407 as crews perform work to open the new Diverging Diamond Interchange.  During this time, traffic on I-40 West wanting to go South on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 402 (Midway Road) and return to I-40 East.  Traffic on I-40 East wanting to go North on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 412 (Deep Springs Road/Douglas Dam) and return to I-40 West Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed or stopped traffic approaching this area.

 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: The new I-40 Exit 407 Diverging Diamond interchange will open to traffic on the morning of Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Signage will be in place to direct motorists to I-40, State Route 66, and local businesses.  In order to complete final paving and striping in the area, a partial detour will be necessary from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday night, June 29, 2015. During that time, traffic on I-40 West wanting to go South on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 402 (Midway Road) and return to I-40 East.  Traffic on I-40 East wanting to go North on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 412 (Deep Springs Road/Douglas Dam) and return to I-40 West. This work is weather permitting. Motorists can view a simulation of how traffic will flow at the new interchange by visiting www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40exit407/. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and pay close attention to signs and pavement markings as they grow accustomed to the new traffic pattern. Following the opening of the new interchange, crews will still be working in this area to complete the median curb and gutter, as well as to place permanent paving and striping along the State Route 66 portion of the project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area. For project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40exit407/

 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on SR 66 as crews perform work through this project. 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 416 between Old Newport Highway and Ernest McMahan Road: Motorists should use caution through this newly signalized intersection.

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures daily in this area. 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. Whitehead Road is closed to thru traffic at the intersection with US 11E and detoured for approximately 2 weeks. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

 

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.

 

SULLIVAN/HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 1 Stone Drive: Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution as crews complete final items through this turn lane installation project.                                              

 

UNICOI COUNTY, I-26 East and West between Mile Markers 28 and 36: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sundays through Thursdays through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  The SR 107 bridge over the railroad is now open to traffic.  Motorists should remain alert for construction activities to continue as crews complete final items through this 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/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge work. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and expect potential delays in this area. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, lane shifts, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail and reduced speed limits through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through 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 should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

 

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at https://smartway.tn.gov/traffic

 

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