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State Route 115 (US 129) Alcoa Highway Little River to Maloney Road

Knox County

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in three phases: Preliminary Engineering, Right-of-Way and Construction. Proposed improvements to State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway), from north of Little River to south of Maloney Road, are currently under construction.

LET TO CONTRACT:            8/9/2019
CONTRACTOR:                    CHARLES BLALOCK & SONS, INC.
BID PRICE :                           $64,487,767.37
EST. COMPLETION DATE:  OCTOBER 2023

 

Project Updates:

December 7, 2020

Grading activities are ongoing from East Topside Road to just north of the existing John Sevier Highway. Drainage structures are being installed behind fill activities. Construction of Bridge 2 at John Sevier Highway is underway. Crews have completed Abutment 1 and slope paving. Crews have completed Bent 2 cap and are now driving piles for Abutment 2. Construction of proposed driveway for UT Farms off of Maloney Road has been completed to subgrade. Crews have shifted traffic b/w bridge 3 and 4 and have begun construction on Wall 7.

November 10, 2020

Grading activities are ongoing from East Topside Road to just north of the existing John Sevier Highway.  Drainage structures are being installed behind fill activities. Construction of Bridge 2 at John Sevier Highway is underway. Crews have completed Abutment 1 and slope paving. Crews are constructing Abutment 2 and Bent 2. Construction of proposed driveway for UT Farms off of Maloney Road. Crews continue work on 6x6 Box Culvert. Crews have begun fill in the median at Bridge 3 in order to shift traffic and begin construction on Wall 7.

October 7, 2020

Grading activities are ongoing from East Topside Road to just north of the existing John Sevier Highway. Drainage structures are being installed behind fill activities.  Construction of Bridge #2 at John Sevier Highway is underway. Crews are now constructing abutments 1 and 2. Crews continue blasting on the presplit cuts on the East side of Alcoa near Bridge 3 and the ramp to John Sevier Highway.  The contractor is constructing the 6x6 RCP box culvert for the creek crossing of the proposed driveway for UT Farms off Maloney Road.

September 10, 2020

Grading activities are ongoing from East Topside Road to just north of the existing John Sevier Highway. Drainage structures are being installed behind fill activities. Construction of Bridge 2 at John Sevier Highway is also ongoing. Footers and columns are finished for Bents 1 and 2. Crews have begun work on abutments and the camps for the bents. The contractor is constructing the box culvert for the creek crossing of the proposed driveway for UT Farms off Maloney Road. 

April 29, 2020

Crews have begun construction of Bridge 2 at the proposed John Sevier Highway intersection. Crews have excavated for the construction of Bent 1 and have been driving piles. Concrete footers are scheduled to be poured next week. Crews continue to haul dirt from the east side of Alcoa Highway to the proposed centerline of Alcoa Highway near John Sevier Highway. As crews continue construction of Bridge 2 at John Sevier Highway, please be alert and cautious when traveling along this roadway.

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