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Traffic Alert: October 30 - November 5, 2014

 

 

Regional Road Construction

Statewide Information

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Anderson
  • Emory Valley Road between Davidson Lane and Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge:
    Beginning November 3: Roadway resurfacing, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
Blount
  • I-140 near Mile Marker 11 (Alcoa Highway/US 129):
    November 3 & 4: Roadway maintenance, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
  • Wrights Ferry Road between Topside Road and Air Base Road:
    Through May 1, 2015: This intersection improvement project will cause periodic closures. This road will be open to local traffic only. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes aroujnd this area. Improvements will include
    realignment, signalization, construction of turn lanes at Wrights Ferry Road/Base Pointe Way, shoulder improvements and resurfacing the reminder of Wrights Ferry Road between Topside Road and Base Pointe Way.
  • Alcoa Highway (US 129/SR 115) between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue:
    There will be temporary lane closures, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., as crews install longitudinal cable barriers. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution.
  • US 129/SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321
    (Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville): 
    Currently, road construction work is limited to the southbound shoulder. As the project progresses, expect temporary lane closures in each direction as turn lanes and a new traffic signal are constructed.
  • SR 162 West near Cusick Road:
    Through November: A state industrial access project has closed one lane of this road segment. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
Campbell
  • I-75 North between Mile Markers 142 and 157:
    Cable barrier installation, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures at various locations. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63: 
    A resurfacing project could cause lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
Claiborne
 
Cocke
  • US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River near the
    Cocke and Jefferson County line:

    This bridge construction project could cause temporary lane closures at various times with flagging personnel present. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:
    There is a new traffic pattern at this intersection. There could be lane closures with flagging personnel at various times through this construction project. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
Grainger
  • SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W:
    A resurfacing project could cause temporary lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
Greene
 

Hamblen

  • SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive:
    This project could cause lane closures at various times. Be alert for workers and changing conditions. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • SR 160 at Merchants Greene:
    This bridge construction project has created new lane shifts. Be alert for changing conditions. Use extreme caution in this area.
Jefferson
  • I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River (Douglas Lake) near Mile Marker 425:
    A two-year bridge rehabilitation project has reduced this road segment to one lane in each direction. These lane reductions will be in place around the clock. Be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area. Expect delays during peak travel times. For updated project information: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm
    • Traffic loads more than 12 feet in width will be prohibited.
      The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432.
    • Alternate route for local traffic during peak travel periods:
      US 25/SR 9
    • Alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic”during peak travel periods:
      I-81 and I-26

  • US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: There could be lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times as crews receive materials for the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project. 
    Be alert for equipment. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8: 
    A resurfacing project will cause daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
Knox

Interstates through Knoxville and Knox County
 

  • I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and Clinton Highway (SR 9):
    Bridge repairs will cause lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge. Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • I-275 North & South underneath Ramp Bridge to Clinton Highway:
    Sundays through Thursdays: Overhead bridge repairs, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. There could be delays. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 373:
    October 30: There will be a left lane closure, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. as crews set portable barrier rails. 
    Beginning at 7 p.m. October 31 through 6 a.m., November 3: There will be lane closures in both directions as crews construct a sign footing in the median barrier wall. 
    Be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution in this area.
  • I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374):
    A ramp extension project, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m., will cause lane closures. Use extreme caution.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Fairmont Boulevard between Knox Lane and Luwana Road:
    Through October 31: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment
  • W. Sprindgale from Central Street to dead end:
    Through October 31: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Whittle Springs Road between Avondale Avenue and Seymour Avenue:
    Through October 31: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Ludlow Avenue between Broadway and Milton Street:
    Through October31: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Massachusetts Avenue between McClellan Street and Schofield Street:
    Through November 7: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Schofield Street between Tenessee Avenue and Vermont Avenue:
    Through November 7: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Woodrow Drive between Jenkins Road and Mount Pleasant Road:
    Through November 7: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Harriet Tubman Street between McCalla Avenue and East New Street:
    Through November 21: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive:
    Through November 21: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.

Long-Term Closures

  • Oak Ridge Highway/Western Avenue (SR 62) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road:
    Be alert for changing traffic conditions - detours, traffic shifts and temporary lane closures - at various times throughout this widening project. Construction workers and equipment are present. Use caution through this area.
    These intersections or road segments are closed to thru traffic for this project:
    • S. Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road
    • Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue
    • Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue 
    • A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street
    • Short Road at Western Avenue: Use Nickel Road to access Short Road from SR 62.
    • Woodsmith Road at SR 62:
  • Summer Place between Locust Street and Walnut Street:
    Through June 2, 2015: Parking garage construction, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment to thru traffic.
Streets in Knox County  
  • Emory Road (SR 131) between Gill Road and Clinton Highway:
    This widening project for bridge construction, and utility/equipment crossings could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • Governor John Sevier Highway (SR 168) near Coatney Road:
    November 3 - 6: Roadside maintenance, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Expect delays. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • Maynardville Highway (SR 33) between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:
    This widening project could cause lane shifts or temporary lane closures with flagging personnel. Be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.
  • Raccoon Valley Road (SR 170) between Heiskell Road and Norris Freeway (SR 71): 
    A resurfacing project will cause temporary lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.


Streets in the Town of Farragut


Loudon
  • US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive:
    Be alert for changing roadway conditions, possible lane closures, workers and construction equipment. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • Tellico Parkway(SR 444) at the junction of US 321/SR 73:
    November 4: Bridge beam work, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will cause a temporary traffic diversion directed by officers. Be alert for changed conditions. Use extreme caution in this area.
Monroe

Morgan
 
Roane
  • Ramp to I-40 West from SR 29 (Exit 350):
    Ramp maintenance will cause daily lane shifts. Be alert for workers.
Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407:
    There could be temporary lane closures, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., as crews shift traffic patterns for overhead bridge work. Be alert for changed conditions and possible slowed traffic approaching this area. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 66 bridge over I-40 at Exit 407:
    There could be nightly lane closures through this area. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 66 in Sevierville between Douglas Dam Road (SR 139) and Boyd's Creek Highway (SR 338W):
    Monday - Friday: Be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily. There is the potential for delays. For updated project information http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/
Union
  • Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake):
    This bridge is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced. Use extreme caution and be prepared to stop approaching the bridge.
    • Vehicles weighing in excess of the restricted weights will not be permitted to cross the bridge and must follow a detour route.
      • 35 tons for vehicles with five axles
      • 22 tons for vehicles with three and four axles
      • 20 tons for two axle vehicles
Washington/Sullivan
  • I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:

    • I-26 will be closed at Exit 13 on November 8:

    • The right lane in both directions will be closed 7 - 10 p.m. 
    • Full road closure will be at 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

    Expect delays and congested traffic during the specified time.

    Detour signs and message boards will assist traffic. 

    • Eastbound traffic will be detoured at the I-81 interchange. 
      Traffic will take Exit 8B to merge onto I-81 Northbound and will continue two miles to take Exit 59. At the bottom of the exit ramp, traffic will turn right onto SR 36 and continue straight for nine miles and then turn right onto SR 354. Traffic will continue on SR 354 for one mile before merging onto I-26 Eastbound. 
    • Westbound traffic will be forced to take Exit 13, but will be directed to the entrance ramp to get right back on the interstate. A uniformed official will be coordinating the traffic signal at this ramp.
  • SR 75 bridge over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:
    • Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate.
    • The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic is condensed down to two lanes.
    • The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.
    • When the second phase of the bridge is complete, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction and two left turn lanes. 

    Expect traffic congestion, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  Be alert for changing conditions. Use extreme caution.

  • SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75:
    This project could cause lane closures and have flag persons directing traffic at various times, with short duration traffic stops for utility and equipment crossings. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
    • Orchard Avenue is closed. 
    • Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road
    • Traffic will also be shifted from Boone Avenue to Boring Chapel Road
    • From Boone Avenue to near Hammitt Road will be split traffic separated by a barrier wall. 

  • US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37:
    Use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project. Be alert for workers and equipment. Also be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours.
    • A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E.
    • Traffic signals are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44.
  • SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street:
    Utility work, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., could cause lane closures in this area. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • US11W at various locations in Kingsport:
    Utility work, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits:
    There could be temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.

 

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