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Traffic Alert: December 19-24, 2014

Regional Road Construction

Statewide Information

National Information

Anderson
 
Blount
  • 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.
  • US 129/SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321
    (Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville):
    Be alert for workers. Use caution. There is the potential for delays.
    • US 129 South
      A lane closure is in place until work is complete.
    • US 129 North
      There may be temporary lane closures, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • SR 33 between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike:
    This intersection improvement project, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution through this area.
Campbell

Claiborne
 
Cocke
  • I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 444 and 446:
    December 21 & 22: Roadwork, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures.
    Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • 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.
  • SR 32 Bridge over Cosby Creek at Log Mile 9.8:
    Across the bridge it will be one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal until bridge repairs are complete. Be alert for changing conditions. Use caution in this area.
Grainger

Greene
 

Hamblen

  • 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.

    • Traffic loads more than 12 feet in width are 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

For updated project information: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

  • 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.
Knox

Interstates through Knoxville and Knox County
 

  • I-40 West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373):
    Be alert for slowed traffic, traffic shifts and closed shoulders through this project. Expect delays. Use extreme caution when approaching this area.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and University Avenue:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Bernard Avenue (westbound) between Marion Street and Cooper Street:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Cross Creek Road between Cross Park Drive and Ten Mile Road:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street between Hatton Avenue and Burgess Avenue:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street between Burgess Avenue and Marion Street:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • W. Summit Hill Drive between S. Gay Street and S. Central Street:
    Through December 19: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.
  • Sycamore Drive between McPherson Street and East Industrial Parkway:
    December 19 - January 23: Utility work will close this road segment.
  • Tennessee Avenue between Western Avenue and Richmond Avenue:
    December 19 - January 28: Utility work will close this road segment.
  • Ellison Road between Buffat Mill Road and Kenilworth Lane:
    Through December 21: Utility repairs will close this road segment to local traffic only.
  • Pleasant View Road:
    Through December 21: Utility repairs will close this road segment to local traffic only.
  • Bradford Lane between S. Northshore Drive and Westford Drive:
    Through December 22: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Shangri-La Drive between Del Mabry Drive and Ault Road:
    December 28 - January 4: Utility repairs will close this road segment.
  • Alice Bell Road between Buffat Mill Road and Kenilworth Lane:
    December 29 - January 4: Utility repairs will close this road segment.
  • North Third Avenue between Caswell Avenue and Gill Avenue:
    December 29 - January 16: Utility repairs, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Valley Drive between Sims Road and East Road:
    Through December 30: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local traffic only.
  • Evans Street between Leflore Avenue and Gap Road:
    Through December 31: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Leflore Avenue between Divide Street and Gap Road:
    Through December 31: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • McPherson Street between Sycamore Drive and Texas Avenue:
    Through January 2: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • State Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Jackson Avenue:
    January 5 - 30: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.
  • Barbara Drive between Mountain Crest Drive and Ridgemont Drive:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Fulton Drive between Villa Road and Shannondale Road:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements will close this road segment.

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:
    • Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike
    • E. Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road
    • Sullivan Road at SR 62

For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml
 

  • 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, utility/equipment crossings could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • Maynardville Highway (SR 33) between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:
    This widening project could cause temporary lane closures with flagging personnel. Be alert for workers and traffic shifts. 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.
Monroe

Morgan
 
Roane
  • I-40 West between Mile Markers 347 and 340:
    Roadside maintenance, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., will cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution in this area.

Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407:
    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 through Friday: Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility crossings. There is the potential for delays traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to 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. Be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times. Use extreme caution 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.
    Weight restrictions are:
    • 5 axle vehicles = 35 tons
    • 3 or 4 axle vehicle = 22 tons
    • 2 axle vehicles = 20 tons
Washington/Sullivan
  • I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:Be alert for changing conditions, lane shifts, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail and reduced speed limits through this interchange modification project. Use extreme caution. There is the potential for delays.
  • SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75:
    Expect short intermittent lane closures throughout the project. Use caution.
    • SR36 from Boone Avenue to Oak Grove:
      Traffic is shifted to the inside lanes. Lane shift transitions are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels. 
    • Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road
    • Orchard Avenue is closed. 
    • Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.
  • SR 34 Roan Street between Princetown Road and Broyles Drive: December 14 at 7 p.m. through December 16 at 7 a.m.: There will be a lane closure on northbound SR 34 for utility repairs. There is the potential for delays. Consider alternate routes.

  • 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 Industry Drive and Lincoln Street:
    Through December 23: Utility installations will cause lane closures. Expect delays. Consider alternate routes during peak travel times. 
    • Eastbound:
      Possible lane closures, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., each day. 
    • Westbound:
      A lane closure will remain in effect around the clock.
  • 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:
    Be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.

 

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