State Route 1 (Kingston Pike) at Watt Road

Knox County

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW) and Construction. The planned improvements for the intersection of State Route 1 (US 11 / Kingston Pike) at Watt Road are currently in the Construction phase.

Let to Contract:             3/26/2021
Contractor:                     J & M GRADING DIVISION, INC.
Bid Price:                        $1,396,799.20
Est. Completion Date: JULY 2022

Lane Closures

Lane closures and lane shifts are expected with project area during construction; however, at least three lanes of travel will be maintained at all times along Kingston Pike and two lanes will be maintained at all times along Watt Road. Motorists are urged to use caution and be aware of changing road conditions in the work zone.

 

Project Updates:

July 28, 2022

Current activities include installing emergency radar detection unit and final signage, remediating the concrete ramps and cleanup.

 July 1, 2022

Final paving along Watt Road, Business Tract, and Kingston Pike. Final pavement marking installation. Finishing the installation of sod and permanent signage. Cleanup and final inspection.

May 31, 2022

Currently activities include installation of proposed signal system and curb ramps. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience temporary night-time lane closures for paving operations. Final configuration at the intersection will be achieved after paving operations are complete.

April 27, 2022

Currently activities include installation of proposed signal system, installation of sidewalks and curb ramps, and installation of sod along North Watt Road and Business Tract. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install the new signal system. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. Proposed curb ramps continuing to be installed at the intersection. The South Watt Road business tract will be opened nexy month and the entrance to Dixie Lee Liquor Store will be closed to install proposed sidewalk.  

April 4, 2022

Installation of proposed signal system continues, and does installation of curb and gutter continues. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install the new signal system. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. The proposed sidewalk and curb & gutter installation at the intersection is nearing completion.  

March 1, 2022

Installation of proposed signal system. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. Proposed sidewalk and curb & gutter installation at the intersection. New signal system installation.

January 25, 2022

Curb has been installed on North Watt Road. Installation of signal pole foundations. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. Proposed sidewalk installation along North Watt Road. New signal system installation.

December 22, 2021

Curb installed on North Watt Road. Kingston Pike EB will experience a traffic shift to one lane to install new pedestrian sidewalks. North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. Proposed sidewalk installation along North Watt Road. Pipe installation near South Watt Road. Paving Business Tract behind Dixie Lee Liquors.

October 22, 2021

Installation of proposed gas line. Constructing proposed business tract behind Dixie Lee Wine and Liquors.  Excavation along North Watt Road. Excavation on corners of South Watt Road to install new sidewalks and signals.  North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts.  Excavation will continue along North Watt Road to accommodate proposed right turn lane, proposed sidewalk, and proposed gas line installation. Kingston Pike will experience a traffic shift to one lane on the east side of Watt Road to install new pedestrian sidewalks.

 September 22, 2021

North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures     to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will experience traffic shifts. Excavation will begin along North Watt Road to accommodate proposed right turn lane, proposed sidewalk, and proposed gas line installation.

 August 13, 2021

Current activities include the removal of the median along the northwest quadrant of North Watt Road. Clearing activities occuring behind Dixie Lee Wine and Liquor. Installation of proposed gas line.
In the weeks ahead, North Watt Road and Kingston Pike will experience some temporary night-time lane closures to install traffic control measures. During the daytime hours, motorists will expe-rience traffic shifts. Once the existing median on the northwest quadrant of North Watt Road is removed and this section is paved, a new lane will be accessible. Kingston Pike will experience a traffic shift to one lane on the east side of Watt Road to install new pedestrian sidewalks.