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State Route 115 (US 129) Alcoa Highway Maloney Road to Woodson Drive

Knox County

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way and Construction. Proposed improvements to State Route 115 (US 129/Alcoa Highway), from south of Maloney Road to Woodson Drive, are currently under construction.

Let to Contract: 02/12/2016
Contractor: Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc.
Current Contact Amount: $72,216,482.62
Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2021

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

May 16, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, construction crews are planning to repave Montlake Drive from Alcoa Highway to Craghead Lane in Knoxville. This will take a couple of hours between 9am and 3pm. This work will be completed under a flagging operation. We are doing this work to repair the asphalt where construction trucks use this stretch as a construction entrance. This work is weather permitting.

April 29, 2020

Crews have completed work on Wall #5 that runs along the Collector #5 in front of National Fitness Center and the Health Factory. Crews plan to pave and open Collector #5 and Mt. Vernon in the upcoming weeks. Bridge #2 only lacks sidewalk and the safety railing. Crews will begin placing the texture coating finish on three bridges in the upcoming weeks. This work will be conducted at night. The contractor continues work on the wall along the west side of Alcoa Highway. Crews continue to excavate and grade for the proposed collector road along the face of Wall #8. Crews continue to place fill and grade at Collector #3. All tie back anchors for the wall have been completed. Crews have begun pouring the concrete facing of the wall. Utility work is also going on at various locations around the project. Delays can be expected betwen 8pm and 5am along Alcoa Highway as crews work on various items. 

February 20, 2020

Crews continue to work on Wall #5 that runs along the Collector #5 in front of National Fitness Center and the Health Factory. This wall should be completed soon. Crews also continue to lay pipe at various locations on Alcoa Hwy. The Bridge #2 deck has been poured and completed. Crews will begin placing the texture coating finish on three bridges in the upcoming weeks. This work will be conducted at night. The contractor continues work on the wall along the west side of Alcoa Highway. Crews continue to excavate and grade for the proposed collector road along the face of Wall #8. As crews excavate in this area, they are hauling material across Bridge #3 to place fill at Collector #3. All tie back anchors for the wall have been completed. Crews have begun pouring the concrete facing of the wall. Crews will also be doing work to various commercial and residential driveway tie-ins in the upcoming weeks. Residents and business owners will be notified before any work affecting entrances and exits will be conducted.

Delays can be expected from 8pm to 5am along Alcoa Highway for the next couple of weeks. The contractor will be applying a texture coat finish to the three bridges. This will be done at night.

October 29, 2019

Contract crews continue to work on Retaining Wall #8, between Barber Hill Lane and Mt Vernon Drive, which is critical to the project. Beams have been set for Bridge #2 at Mt Vernon Drive. Collector #5, near the fitness center and shopping strip, continues to progress. A portion of the greenway near Collector #2 is also under construction. Storm drain installation and utility relocation are ongoing.

Construction has started on the shared-use path connecting Maloney Road Park on Ginn Drive to Alcoa Highway, south of Maloney Road, at the UT Farm Entrance. The path is scheduled in conjunction with the Alcoa Highway widening project and is a sub-segment of the larger Knox-Blount Greenway. Construction is being managed by the Knox County c/o PBA-Property Development.

April 23, 2019

Roundabouts #1 and #2 are installed and open to traffic. New alignments for Collector #1, Dresser Road, South Circle, and East/West Ginn are complete. Work is underway on fill, grading, and curb and gutter along Collector #5 near Mt Vernon Drive.

Bridge #1 is expected to be open to vehicular traffic in the next two weeks. The column for Bridge #2 is under construction. All concrete beams for Bridge #3 have been set.

Retaining Walls #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10 are complete. Retaining wall #8, which is critical to the project, is under construction. All piles have been installed, with wood lagging installation and forming and pouring the concrete face underway.

All proposed sewer is installed.

September 11, 2017

Contract crews have begun to cut and fill between Barber Hill Lane and Mt Vernon Drive. Construction of Retaining Wall #8 is underway, as well as storm drain installation and utility relocation. Work will begin on Collector #1 near Maloney Road this week. Motorists should expect to detours to Ginn Drive.  

May 31, 2017

Grading and filling operations contnue. Materials from the cut area of Retaining Wall #8 are being hauled to the low area, south of Montlake Drive. A haul road is in place for construction activity.

February 7, 2017

The Maloney Road roundabout on the east side of Alcoa Highway is open to traffic. Excavation and fill activities are taking place on both sides of the highway. Materials are being hauled from the cut slopes to fill areas on the east and west side. Drainage structures are being installed near Woodson Drive.