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Traffic Alert: January 22 - 28, 2015

Regional Road Construction

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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
  • 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:
    Be alert for construction activities. Use caution in this area.
Grainger

Greene
  • SR 93 at Log Mile 2.15 near Old Wilson Hill Road:
    Beginning January 26: A drainage structure replacement will close this segment until work is complete. The signed detour utilizes SR 34 and SR 351. Be alert for changed conditions. Use extreme caution in this area.

Hamblen

  • US 25E/SR 32 over US 11E/SR 34 and Norfolk Southern Railroad: Beginning January 27: Repairs will reduce this bridge to one lane in both directions, until complete. There is the potential for delays. Be alert for workers. 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.

    • 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.
  • I-640 East near Broadway (Exit 6):
    Beginning January 26: Guardrail installation, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures in this area. Be alert for workers. Use caution.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Market Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Church Avenue:
    Through January 23: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • 19th Street between Laurel Avenue and Highland Avenue:
    Through January 23: Utility improvements will close this road segment to emergency access only.
  • Sycamore Drive between McPherson Street and East Industrial Parkway:
    Through January 23: Utility work will close this road segment.
  • Spring Drive between Sims Road and East Road:
    Through January 23: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local access only.
  • Sycamore Drive between Industrial Parkway and McPherson Street:
    January 23 - February 27: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Shangri-La Drive between Del Mabry Drive and Ault Road:
    Through January 24: Utility repairs will close this road segment.
  • Willmann Lane between S. Northshore Drive and Hickory Hils Drive:
    Through January 26: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Whitower Drive between S. Northshore Drive and Dogwood Drive:
    January 26 - 30: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Tennessee Avenue between Western Avenue and Richmond Avenue:
    Through January 28: Utility work will close this road segment.
  • Tobler Road Between S. Northshore Drive and Westford Drive:
    Through January 28: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Drive D between Sims Road and Neel Street:
    January 28 - February 4: Utility improvement 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Barbara Drive between Mountain Crest Drive and Ridgemont Drive:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Dogwood Drive between Wrights Ferry Road and Merriwood Drive:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Fulton Drive between Villa Road and Shannondale Road:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Ohio Avenue between Thomas Street and Jenkins Street:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • State Street between W. Summit Hill Drive and W. Jackson Avenue:
    Through January 30: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.
  • Bradford Lane between S. Northshore Drive and Westford Drive:
    Through February 2: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • 5511 Melstone Road between Merchant Drive and Juniper Drive:
    Through February 2: Utility improvements, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow signed detour.
  • Whitower Drive between S. Northshore Drive and Merriwood Drive:
    Through February 2: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Whitower Drive between S. Northshore Drive and Rutgers Drive:
    Through February 2: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Sims Road between Avenue A and Drive D:
    February 2 - 13: Utility improvements 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • McPherson Street between Sycamore Drive and Texas Avenue:
    Through February 6: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Sherman Street between Ohio Avenue and Texas Avenue:
    Through February 6: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Gap Road between Ohio Avenue and Rhode Island Lane:
    Through February 13: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and Cooper Street:
    Through February 27: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street/Bernard Avenue between Burgess Avenue and Marion Street:
    Through February 27: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street between Hatton Avenue and Burgess Avenue:
    Through February 27: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • S. Central Street between Union Avenue and W. Hill Avenue:
    Through March 15: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow signed detour.

Long-Term Closures

  • 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  
  • Powell Drive between Clinton Highway and just south of Gill Road:
    February 2: This new road in Powell will open to traffic at 9 a.m. Use extra caution. Workers will be present.
  • Emory Road connector (just south of Gill Road):
    February 3: This new road segment will close for one week to complete guardrail installation and final paving. The detour for access to Emory Road, use Gill Road or Brickyard Road
  • Emory Road (SR 131) between Gill Road and Clinton Highway:
  • 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, slowed traffic, and traffic shifts. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • 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


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.
    For project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/sr73/
  • SR 444 at US 321/SR 73:
    Through January 16: Construction activities, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause a temporary lane closure. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution.
Monroe

Morgan
 
Roane
  • I-40 West between Mile Markers 347 and 340:
    Through January 30: Roadside maintenance, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., will cause temporary daily lane closures. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution.
Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407:
    Overhead bridge work, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for slowed traffic, lane shifts, and changed conditions. Expect delays. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 66 bridge over I-40 at Exit 407:
    Work in this area, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Expect delays. Use extreme caution.

For project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40exit407/

  • 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 aware that this project has lane shifts, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail and reduced speed limits. Use extreme caution. Expect delays when traveling through this area.
    • I-26 East:
      January 24 (beginning at 7 a.m.) - January 25 (at 6 p.m.)
      Be alert for a lane closure.
  • SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75:
    Expect short intermittent lane closures throughout the project. Use caution
    • Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove, 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 between Moccasin Trail and Stockyard Road:
    January 28 - February 3: Placement of barrier rails, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • 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.
    • Whitehead Road/US 11 E Intersection:
      Beginning January 26: This intersection will close for approximately
      4 weeks.
  • 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.
  • SR 126 between Jared Drive and Lincoln Street:
    Storm drain installation will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.

 

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