Jake Thomas Connector from US 321/US 441 (SR 71/SR 73) to Veterans Boulevard (SR 449)

Sevier County

Timeline

Project Updates

November 28, 2022

Roadway excavation is nearly complete. AS mix paving from Bridge 1 to Teaster Lane is under way. Summers and Taylor is setting beams on Bridge 1 over Ridge Road. Blalock will be setting beams on Bridge 2 over Middle Creek towards the beginning of December.  

September 26, 2022

Roadway excavation is nearly complete. Bridge 2 , Abutment 2, backfill is being installed. MSE Wall #3 is currently under construction. Base stone from Bridge 1 to Teaster Lane has been installed. Constructing concrete box culvert at Sta 114+00. Curb & gutter and sidewalk currently being poured from Teaster Lane to Cal Ripken complex.

August 25, 2022

Roadway excavation is nearly complete. Bridge 2 Bent’s footers and columns are being formed, reinforced, and poured. Abutment 1 has been formed, reinforced and will be completely poured within the month. Wall 2 is nearly complete. The contractor completed placing shotcrete at Wall 4.

July 28, 2022

Roadway excavation is nearly complete. Bridge 2 Bent’s footers and columns are being formed, reinforced, and poured. Abutment 1 has been formed, reinforced and will be completely poured within the month. Walls 1 and 2 are nearly complete. The contractor is placing shotcrete at Wall 4.

July 1, 2022

Road and drainage excavation is ongoing on the eastern end of the project. Bridge 2 Bent’s footers and columns are being formed, reinforced, and poured. Walls 1 and 2 are under construction as well. The contractor is placing shotcrete at Wall 4.

May 31, 2022

Road and drainage excavation is ongoing on the eastern end of the project. Bridge 2 Bent’s footers and columns are being formed, reinforced, and poured. Walls 1 and 2 are under construction as well.  

April 27, 2022

Road and drainage excavation is ongoing on the eastern end of the project. Bridge 1 bent 2’s cap has recently been poured. Abutment 1 piles on each bridge have been set. Walls 1 and 2 are under construction as well.

April 4, 2022

Road and drainage excavation is ongoing on the eastern end of the project. Bridge 1 bent 2’s cap has recently been poured. Abutments will soon be constructed. Bridge 2’s west abutment is being undercut and filled with graded solid rock.