State Route 35 (US321) Newport Bypass, from State Route 9 (US 70) to near St. Tide Hollow Road

Cocke County

Timeline

Construction Update

We are currently in the early phases of construction. The contractor is clearing land on the eastern end of the project to prepare for excavation and bridge work. Woodson Road, just outside of Newport’s city limits, has be closed for through-traffic as the majority of work is occurring on and near this road. Outside of the Woodson Road closure, we do not anticipate much interference with traffic in the near future.

 

Project Updates

November 28, 2022

GSR Fill is ongoing at Station 180. Summers Taylor is onsite constructing bridge 2, bents 4 and 5.  Blalock is onsite constructing bridge 3, bent 2. Road and drainage excavation is underway at the largest cut section on the project. Newport Utilities water, sewer, and power are being installed.  

September 26, 2022

Planned undercutting is ongoing throughout the project. Summers Taylor is onsite constructing bridge 2, bent 5. Blalock is onsite constructing bridge 3, bent 1. Road and Drainage excavation is underway at the largest cut section on the project. Newport Utilities waterlines are being installed.

August 28, 2022

EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. The box culvert at Station 229+50 has nearly been completed.  Planned undercutting is ongoing throughout the project. Summers Taylor is onsite constructing bridge 2, bent 5. Blalock will begin to construct bridge 3’s abutment and bent 1 this month.  

July 28, 2022

EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. Box Culverts at Station 186+40 are being built. The box culvert at Station 229+50 is being prepared to be built. Planned undercutting is ongoing throughout the project. Simpson is onsite building bridge 2 bent 5. Blalock will begin to construct bridge 3’s abutment and bent 1 this month.  

July 1, 2022

EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. Box Culverts at Station 186+40 are being built. The box culvert at Station 229+50 is being prepared to be built. The box culvert at Station 229+66 is being prepared to be built. Planned undercutting is ongoing throughout the project. Simpson is onsite preparing to build bridge 2. GSR is being installed at the undercut from Station 237+70 to 242+20.  

May 31, 2022

EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. Box culverts at Station 186+40 are being built. The box culvert at Station 229+50 is being prepared to be built. Planned undercutting is ongoing throughout the project. Simpson is onsite preparing to build bridge 2.

April 27, 2022

Clearing and grubbing operations are continuing between Rankin Road and Woodson Road. EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. Stream 5 have been diverted and the Box culverts at 186+40 will be constructed soon.

April 4, 2022

Clearing and grubbing operations have begun near Woodson Road. EPSC measures are being installed throughout the project. Advanced warning signs have all been installed throughout the project.