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State Route 66

Hawkins County

Overview

The proposed improvements for State Route 66, from State Route 34 to south of Speedwell Road/Old Highway 66 in Hawkins County, include widening or realignment of the existing roadway for approximately 5.71 miles.

Purpose and Need

SR 66 is connects Rogersville and Bulls Gap and provides access to Interstate 81 via SR 34 (US 11E). The existing roadway between SR 34 and Speedwell Road is a two-lane, rural arterial route. The planned improvements are designed to correct geometric, operational, and safety deficiencies along this section of SR 66 and to improve connectivity between Rogersville and I-81 in conjunction with the proposed SR 34 (US 11E) project.

Proposed Design

The existing roadway, from SR 34 to Speedwell Road, consists of two 10-foot travel lanes with limited shoulder widths. The proposed design would widen the existing roadway to a three-lane facility with a center turn lane or realign the two-lane roadway, depending on location. Construction will increase the number of lanes and/or increase lane and shoulder widths and improve route deficiencies. The design is as follows for each segment of the route.

  • Segment 1: State Route 34 Intersection to North of Barrette Drive
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 12’ center turn lane
    • 4’ shoulders
    • curb and gutter
    • 5’ sidewalks
  • Segment 2: North of Barrette Drive to Pleasant Hill Road
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 6’ shoulders
    • curb and gutter
  • Segment 3: Pleasant Hill Road to Guthrie Gap Road
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 10’ shoulders
    • curb and gutter
  • Segment 4: Guthrie Gap Road to North of Old Highway Road
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 10’ shoulders
  • Segment 5: Old Highway Road to North of Cemetery Road
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 6’ shoulders
  • Segment 6: North of Cemetery Road to North of Berry Road
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 10’ shoulders
  • Segment 7: North of Berry Road to Speedwell Road/Old Highway 66
    • two 12’ travel lanes
    • 12’ center turn lane
    • 10’ shoulders