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Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for April 12-18, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 01:44pm

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 35 Hall Road near Associates Blvd.: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform road work through this local interstate connector construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution through this area.

 

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 Alcoa Highway near Hunt Road: Through Thursday, April 12, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform geotechnical drilling.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

 

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 135 and 142: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area.  Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.  

 

 

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 160: On Monday, April 16, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slowed traffic, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

CAMPBELL COUNTY, SR 297 near East Paul Lane: SR 297 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project.  This reduction will remain in place around the clock.  Motorists should be alert for this new condition, be prepared to stop, and use extreme in this area.

 

 

CARTER COUNTY, US 321/SR 67 between Washington County Line and SR 359: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing and safety project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018.

 

 

CARTER COUNTY, SR 143 near Log Mile 5.2: On Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018, the temporary road closure that is in place on SR 143 near Log Mile 5.2 will be re-opened to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews continue work through this project.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

COCKE COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 435 (SR 32) and 443 (Foothills Pkwy.): Motorists traveling on I-40 in Cocke County should be aware of bridge repairs that will affect traffic between Newport and the North Carolina State Line. Bridge repairs will occur on the section of Interstate 40 between east of Exit 435 (SR 32) and Exit 443 (Foothills Parkway). The bridges to be repaired will include eastbound and westbound bridges over Golf Course Road (L.M. 7.17); Pigeon River (L.M. 9.76); S.R. 73 (L.M. 10.55); Hartford Road (L.M. 12.97) and Pigeon River (L.M. 13.10). I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 440 is reduced to one lane around the clock as bridge repairs are underway. A wide load detour is in place through this area.  Wide loads should follow signed detour route.  This necessary work will take place daily, with continuous work at the given locations until work is complete.  Lane reductions will only be in place at the bridge site under repair and will not extend throughout the entire eight mile project limits simultaneously.  Once repairs are completed at one bridge site, crews will move to the next site and perform continuous around the clock repairs at that location until complete. Once bridge repairs are completed, the resurfacing will begin and motorists will encounter lane closures nightly on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning. This project is estimated to be complete on or before August 31, 2018. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

COCKE COUNTY, US 25/SR 9 East Broadway Street between US 321 Cosby Highway and Belton Avenue: Motorists in the downtown Newport area should be alert for temporary road closures with detours as crews perform utility replacements through this area.  During the initial phase of work, short sections of East Broadway Street will be closed and traffic detoured around.  Truck traffic from I-40 wishing to access this area should use Exit 440 during this time.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, lane closures and lane shifts, and use extreme caution through this area.  This Newport Utilities project is estimated to be complete by October 2018.

 

 

GREENE COUNTY, SR 70 between Rollins Chapel Road and Allen Bridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018.

 

 

GREENE COUNTY, SR 107 between SR 34 and the Washington County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018.

 

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the Holston River: The US 25E/ SR 32 Bridge over the Holston River is reduced to one lane in each direction around the clock as crews perform bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This project is estimated to be completed on or before June 30, 2018.

 

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. near this intersection. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 474 between SR 160 and Veteran’s Parkway: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and lane shifts through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns; workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 70 between Cave Springs Road and Mountain Valley Road: Beginning Monday, April 9, 2018, SR 70 in this area will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary signal around the clock as crews begin this slide repair project.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and be prepared to stop approaching this area.  Motorists should use caution, adjust travel times and expect potential delays.

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 415 and 421: Motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts in place around the clock as crews perform bridge repairs through this area. Lane reductions will only be in place at the bridge site under repair and will not extend throughout the entire six mile project limits simultaneously.  Once repairs are completed at one bridge site, crews will move to the next site and perform continuous around the clock repairs at that location until complete. Once bridge repairs are completed, the resurfacing will begin and motorists will encounter lane closures nightly on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning. This project is estimated to be complete on or before August 31, 2018. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 West at the I-81 North Interchange (Exit 421): Motorists should be alert for new lane designations and use caution through this area.

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Mile Marker 4.9: On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 through Thursday, April 19, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect possible delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 92 Bridge across French Broad River in Dandridge: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this bridge construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area. For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-92-bridge-replacement.html

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 341 between I-81 and SR 66:  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing traffic patterns and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West Bridges between Mile Markers 380 and 381: Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 through 6 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2018, I-40 East and West will be reduced to two lanes near Mile Markers 380 and 381 (I-40 Bridges over Montvue Road and Buckingham Drive) as crews perform bridge repairs in this area. Crews will be working around the clock to complete the next phase of these scheduled repairs.  Motorists should expect potential long delays, adjust travel times, and seek alternate routes. Motorists should be alert as workers will be present and there will likely be slowed or stopped conditions.  Motorists should use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West between West Hills (MM 380) and I-640 (MM 385): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly Sundays through Thursdays between the hours 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slowed or stopped traffic, expect delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near I-275 (MM 387): On Monday, April 16, 2018, motorists should be alert for brief rolling roadblocks and lane closures between the hours 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews install overhead signs in this area. Motorists should be alert for workers present, slowed traffic, and use extreme caution through this area.  I-40 West through traffic can use I-640 during this time to by-pass this construction area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 108 and 112: Through Thursday, April 12, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-75 South Ramp to Callahan Drive (Exit 110): Motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts on this exit ramp as crews begin this ramp widening and signalization project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West between Mile Markers 7.5 and 5: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, closed shoulders, reduced speeds and use extreme caution through this construction project.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway between Maloney Road and Woodson Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts on Alcoa Highway southbound near Woodson Drive. The left turn lane from southbound Alcoa Highway onto Woodson Drive is closed. Motorists on southbound Alcoa Highway wishing to access Woodson Drive will be detoured to SR 168 Governor John Sevier Highway to SR 33 Maryville Pike back to Woodson Drive.  This closure will remain in effect through the Spring of 2018.  During this time, there will be no left turns permitted onto southbound Alcoa Highway from Woodson Drive. Motorists on Woodson Drive wishing to access southbound Alcoa Highway should follow detour route. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution through this area. Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and brief rolling roadblocks at various times through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, reduce speed and use extreme caution through this area. For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-115-alcoa-highway-maloney-to-woodson.html

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 1/US 11 Kingston Pike between Old Stage Road and Virtue Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sundays through Thursdays as crews perform work through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures throughout this project as crews continue construction on the pedestrian bridge.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions and use caution through this area. For updated project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-62-western-ave-schaad-rd-to-copper-kettle.html

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 Western Avenue between Texas Avenue and Major Avenue: Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this construction project. Motorists may encounter short stoppages of traffic in both directions at various times as crews move equipment. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area. For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-62-western-ave-texas-to-major.html

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Broadway at I-640: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Broadway underneath I-640 to occur at various as crews perform bridge work. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area. Motorists should use caution and be alert for workers and equipment present through this interchange improvement project.  For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/interstate-640-interchange-at-north-broadway.html

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 71 Chapman Highway southbound between Fort Avenue and Brown Mountain Loop Road: On Friday, April 13, 2018, motorists should be alert for mobile lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform survey work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slowed or stopped traffic, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road Bridge over Kerns Branch near Beeler Road in Harbison Crossroads: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flag persons directing traffic in this area at various times through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, lane shifts, narrow lanes and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

LOUDON COUNTY, SR 1 near Wheeler Drive and Dixie Lee Junction: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work is performed through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area. For project information, go to https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/state-route-1-dixie-lee-junction.html

 

 

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between Simpson Road and US 11: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and lane shifts through this intersection widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present 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 and lane shifts 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 https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-73-fort-loudoun-dam.html

 

 

MONROE COUNTY, US 11/SR 2 Bridge over Sweetwater Creek at Log Mile 5: US 11 (SR 2) is reduced to one lane around the clock controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs in this area.  Motorists should be alert for new conditions, be prepared to stop, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This project is estimated to be completed on or before October 31, 2018.

 

 

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 29 between Old Highway 27 and Cumberland Mountain Circle Road: SR 29 is reduced to one lane around the clock and controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for this new traffic pattern, expect potential delays and adjust travel times accordingly.  This project is estimated to be complete by April 2018.

 

 

MORGAN/ROANE COUNTY, US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61:  Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns, lane shifts, 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 West between Mile Markers 343 and 340: On Monday, April 16, 2018 through Thursday, April 19, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

ROANE COUNTY, SR 95 Bridge over Bear Creek at Log Mile 4.15: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this drainage structure construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, reduced speeds, and use caution through this area.

 

 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 35 between White School Road and Pigeon Street: Motorists should be alert for a possible lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday through Thursday as crews perform resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect possible delays and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 71 between US 411 and Macon Lane: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West between Mile Markers 0 and 10: On Monday, April 16, 2018 through Thursday, April 19, 2018, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slowed traffic, and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-81 North between Mile Markers 59 and 63: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this truck climbing lane construction project.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, reduced speed limits, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 North between English Street and Holston Avenue in Bristol: On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and Wednesday, April 18, 2018, motorists should be alert for a temporary lane closure between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform roadside maintenance.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, I-26 East at SR 67 (Exit 24): Motorists should be alert for construction activity, lane shifts, possible lane closures and changing conditions around the exit and entrance ramps and use extreme caution through this construction project.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 34 between Sunset Drive and Smith Lane: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform work through this turn lane construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution through this area.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 353 between New Salem Drive and Lester Snapp Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through this box bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 354 between Old Towne Drive to US 11E/SR 34: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts through this construction project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, US 321/SR 67 between SR 381 and the Carter County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing and safety project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area. This project is estimated to be complete on or before July 31, 2018.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, US 321/SR 34 Bridge over Limestone Creek neat Log Mile 1.75: US 321/SR 34 is reduced to one lane in each direction through this bridge replacement project.  The southbound traffic has been shifted onto the northbound side.  These lane closures and lane shifts will remain in place around the clock during construction.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, lane shifts, reduced speeds and use extreme caution through 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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