State Route 71 (US 441) Chapman Highway Improvements

Knox, Blount, and Sevier Counties

A safety project is starting the week of July 25 at the intersection of SR-35 (Chapman Highway) and Pleasant Hill Road in Sevier County.  TDOT Maintenance crews will be installing turn lanes at the intersection.  Also, they will be working on the closure of a median crossover at Panther Creek Road.  More details can be found here:  SR-35 (Chapman Highway) with Pleasant Hill Road Intersection Improvements

Timeline

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way and Construction. Proposed improvements to State Route 71 (US 441/Chapman Highway) consist of six roadway projects.  The status of each project is listed below.

Let to Contract:             October 2017
Contractor:                    Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc.
Bid Price:                         $12,889,769.71
Est. Completion Date:  August 2022

 

Project Updates:

July 28, 2022

The contractor continues to work on seeding and matting along the project corridor. Vegetation coverage is close to completion. The contractor has completed the mainline as well as Macon Lane.

 July 1, 2022

The contractor is completing seeding and matting along the project corridor. Vegetation coverage is close to completion. The contractor has completed the mainline as well as Macon Lane.  

May 31, 2022

The contractor is completing seeding and matting along the project corridor. The contractor has completed paving operations. The contractor has turned on the signals at Macon Lane. The contractor is installing ROW monuments.  

April 27, 2022

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor has completed paving operations. The contractor has turned on the signals at Macon Lane.

April 4, 2022

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is preparing to finishing paving the mainline.  

March 1, 2022

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor has turned on the new traffic signals at Ford Hill.

 January 25, 2022

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is putting up traffic signals at Ford Hill and Macon Lane.

December 22, 2021

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is currently paving the roadway.  

November 29, 2021

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Grading and fine grading from Ford Hill to Hutcheson Median is underway. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is continuing to install pipe and driveways. The contractor is currently paving the roadway.  

September 22, 2021

The contractor is currently installing sidewalk along the project corridor. Grading and fine grading from Ford Hill to Hutcheson Median is underway.  Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is continuing to install pipe and driveways near Ford Hil.

July 20, 2021

The contractor is currently installing sidewalks along the project corridor. Grading and fine grading from Ford Hill to Hutcheson median are underway. Crews are maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. The contractor is currently installing pipe and driveways near Ford Hill.  

June 5, 2021

The contractor is currently installing sidewalks along the project corridor. Grading and fine grading from Ford Hill to Hutcheson median is underway. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control. Utility companies are on site moving and installing their respective utilities.  

May 5, 2021

Work on Wall #1 on Chapman Highway near Tennessee State Bank has been completed. The contractor is currently installing a sidewalk along the project corridor. Paving operations for the newly widened section will start soon on top of Ford Hill. The contractor is maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.

March 11, 2021

Work on Wall #1 continues on Chapman Highway near Tennessee State Bank. The contractor is currently installing headwalls across the project. The contractor is compacting base stone on top of Ford Hill. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.  

February 9, 2021

Work on Wall #1 continues on Chapman Highway near Tennessee State Bank.  The contractor also paved through binder on the side roads along the project. The contractor is currently place stone to bring the newly widen section on Ford Hill to subgrade. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.

December 7, 2020

Wall #1 is currently being constructed on the eastbound side of Chapman Highway near Macon Lane. The contractor recently switched traffic along the project for the construction of wall #1. Grading operations are taking place on West Macon Road. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.

November 10, 2020

The box culvert extension at Wendy's is complete.  The contractor is currently paving Chapman Highway and getting it ready for the new alignment. AT&T is working to remove and transfer their existing overhead utilies to the new pole locations.  Crews are maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.

October 7, 2020

The relocation of the water, gas and sewer utilities along West Macon Lane are complete. The contractor is working on installing the new storm drainage system along each side of the road, as well as the box culvert extension at Macon Lane. AT&T is working to remove and transfer their existing overhead utilities to the new pole locations. Maintaining EPSC measures along the project to maintain erosion control.

 
 
Section Phase Date
Knox, Blount, and Sevier Counties    

from Blount Avenue to SR 338 (Boyds Creek Highway)

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way and Construction. This project is currently in the planning phase of the process with the development of the planning document underway. After completion, anticipated timelines for remaining project developement phases will be determined.

Planning Planning forecasted to be completed by the end of 2021
Knox County    
intersection at SR 168 (John Sevier Highway)
Completed June 2016
from Hendron Chapel Road to Simpson Road Design Forecasted for Construction in 1st Quarter 2022 (pending funding)
Knox and Blount Counties
   
from Evans Road to Burnett Lane Construction Estimated Completion Fall 2021
Sevier County    
from Macon Lane to SR 338 (Boyds Creek Highway) Construction Estimated Completion Summer 2022
from Foothills Drive to Fred King Lane Completed December 2016

*All forecasted dates are subject to change.