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State Route 115 (US 129) Alcoa Highway Hall Road to Tyson Boulevard Interchange

Blount County

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in three phases: Preliminary Engineering, Right-of-Way and Construction. Due to the significant size of the State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway) project, the proposed improvements have been separated into seven smaller sections or phases. The section between State Route 35 (Hall Road) and the proposed Tyson Boulevard Interchange is currently under construction.  

Let to Contract: 12/7/2018
Contractor: Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc.
Bid Price: $39,296,633.83
Estimated Completion Date: November 2021

Project Updates:

December 7, 2020

The Hunt Road Bridge has been opened to traffic. The multi-use path along Hunt Road is being graded. The contractor is in the process of pouring the walls for Bridge 1. Crews are constructing the embankment for SR 115 on the right side from Ramp A to Bridge No. 1. Erosion control measures are being maintained site-wide.

November 10, 2020

The contractor is finishing up all the concrete work on the Hunt Road Bridge. Ramp A, Ramp B and the location of the future Tesla extension are being graded. The contractor plans to pour the bridge deck for Bridge 1 soon.  Constructing the embankment for SR 115 on the right side from Ramp A to Bridge No. 1. Erosion control measures are being maintained site-wide.

October 7, 2020

The contractor is installing reinforcing steel on the Hunt Road bridge. Ramps A and B and the location of the future Tesla extension are being graded. The contractor has placed metal decking for Bridge 1, the Tesla Road underpass. The contractor is topsoiling slopes at the waste area. Erosion control measures are being maintained site-wide. 

September 10, 2020

The contractor is installing metal decking on the Hunt Road bridge. Ramp A, Ramp B and the loction of the future Tesla extension are being graded. The contractor has poured both abutments for Bridge 1, the Tesla Road underpass. The contractor is placing topsoil on slopes at the retention pond and the internal circulation for the airport. Erosion control measures are being maintained site-wide.

July 29, 2020

On Monday, August 3, the southbound lanes of Alcoa Highway will be shifted off the current alignment and onto a temporary alignment. On Tuesday, August 4, the northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway will be shifted off the current alignment and onto a temporary alignment. This will allow the contractor to begin constructing the bridge over the new Tesla Boulevard extension. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place until December 2020. This schedule is weather permitting.

Hunt Road bridge over Alcoa Highway

Beginning Saturday, June 13, 2020, the Hunt Road bridge will be CLOSED to all traffic to allow TDOT contract crews to demolish the existing structure and construct the new bridge. The closure will remain in place through winter 2020. Additional temporary nighttime closures are planned for Alcoa Highway (under the bridge). For more information, including detour maps, see the news release - TDOT to Close Hunt Road Bridge over Alcoa Highway.

 

The above video shows traffice movements for the planned Hunt Road bridge detour.

Alcoa Highway bridge over Tyson Boulevard

The Tyson Boulevard bridge is not yet under construction. Please check back for updates.

For a complete list of proposed improvements for the corridor, visit the Alcoa Highway project website.