State Route 115 (US 129) Alcoa Highway Hall Road to Tyson Boulevard InterchangeBlount County
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
Update: 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.