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Traffic Alert: April 16-22, 2015

Regional Road Construction

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Anderson
 
Blount
  • Wrights Ferry Road between Topside Road and Air Base Road:
    Through May 31, 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 around 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):
    Road construction could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers.
    Use caution. There is the potential for delays.
  • 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.
  • US 321/SR 73 between Dunlap Street and Watkins Avenue:
    This intersection improvement project could cause temporary lane closures,
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution through this area.
Campbell
  • SR 9 between I-75 and Cumberland Lane:
    Beginning April 20 (Sundays - Thursdays): Road resurfacing, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution through 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

Greene
  • SR 93 at Log Mile 2.15 near Old Wilson Hill Road:
    A drainage structure replacement project has closed 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:
    Bridge repairs have reduced this bridge to one lane in both directions, until work is 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-40 East Ramp to I-275 North:
    This ramp is reduced to one lane around the clock as crews begin bridge repairs. Be alert for slowed traffic or sudden stops. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • I-275 North and South between I-40 and I-640:
    Beginning April 20: Roadway resurfacing, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution through this area.
  • I-140 East and West Ramps to Westland Drive (Exit 3):
    Beginning April 20: Road resurfacing on these ramps, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Valley Drive between Sims Road and East Road:
    Through April 17: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local access only.
  • Watauga Avenue between Bruhin Road and Fox Street:
    Through April 17 at 7 p.m.: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Clinch Avenue between James Agee Street and Sixteenth Street:
    April 20 - 22: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Twenty Second Street between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue:
    April 20 - August 1: Utility improvements, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Hill Avenue between Gay Street and Locust Street:
    April 22 - May 15: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Chickamauga Avenue between Bruhin Road and Metler Street:
    Through April 22: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment
  • Elm Street between Burgess Avenue and Marion Street:
    Through April 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Bradford Lane between S. Northshore Drive and Westford Drive:
    Through April 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Sims Road between Avenue A and Avenue B:
    Through April 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local access only.
  • Willmann Lane between S. Northshore Drive and Hickory Hills Drive:
    Through April 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Wilshire Road between S. Northshore Drive and April Drive:
    Through April 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Gay Street between W. Hill Avenue and Cumberland Avenue:
    April 13 - May 30: Utility improvements, will close this road segment.
    Please follow detour
  • 18th Street between White Avenue and Cumberland Avenue:
    Through May 1: Construction of foundations will close this road segment.
  • Radford Place between Coram Street and McMurray Street:
    Through May 1: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and Cooper Street:
    Through May 8: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Cooper Street between W. Depot Avenue and W. 5th Avenue;
    Copper Street between Bernard Avenue and W. 5th Avenue :

    Through May 8: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Pat Head Summitt Street between Volunteer Boulevard and Andy Holt Avenue:
    Through May 15: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • 21st Street between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue:
    Through June 1: Childrens Hospital construction will cause temporary closures for concrete pours at various times.l
  • White Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street:
    Through October 1: Childrens Hospital construction will cause temporary closures for concrete pours at various times.

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  
  • Asheville Highway (SR 9) near I-40:
    Overhead bridge work will cause alternating lane closures. Expect delays. Use caution in this area.
  • Cumberland Avenue between W. Volunteer Boulevard and 22nd Street:
    April 6 - June 6: Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project Phase 1 -
    Gas, water and sewer line installation has created traffic changes:
    • 1 Eastbound and 1 Westbound lane of traffic has shifted to the south side of Cumberland Avenue
    • At least one driveway access will be maintained and pedestrian access will be maintained during business hours
    • Mid-block left turns will not be permitted throughout the duration of constructon

Forupdated project information, go to
http://www.cumberlandconnect.com

  • Asheville Highway (SR 9) near I-40:
    Overhead bridge work will cause alternating lane closures through this area. There is the potential for delays. Use caution in this area.
  • SR 131 and SR 331 at Harbison Crossroads:
    Mondays through Fridays: There could be short duration traffic stops in both directions for equipment and utility crossings. Expect delays.
  • 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.
    • April 19-24: There will be temporary road closures at night
    • Maynardville Highway (SR 33) between Emory Road and just north
      of Temple Acres Drive will be closed, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., for drainage structure installation. Traffic will be detoured onto Old Maynardville Pike.
  • Maynardville Highway (SR 33) between Afton Drive and Emory Road:  This construction project could cause temporary lane closures and lane shifts. Be alert for workers. 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.

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:
    Construction activities, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution.
Monroe

Morgan
 
Roane
  • I-40 West at Kingston Exit 352 overpass and Gallaher Road Exit 356 overpass:
    I-40 West at these locations is reduced to one lane around the clock until bridge repairs are complete. There is the potential for delays. Be alert for sudden stops or slowed traffic. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • I-40 East at Kingston Exit 352 overpass and Gallaher Road Exit 356 overpass:
    Beginning April 19: I-40 East will be reduced to one lane around the clock until bridge repairs are complete. There is the potential for delays. Be alert for sudden stops or slowed traffic. Use extreme caution in this area.
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.
    • SR 66 southbound:
      There could be lane closures, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m.

    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:Overhead bridge work, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for slowed traffic, 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
    • 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:
    Through April 22: This construction project could cause temporary lane closures, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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/equipment and changed conditions.
    • 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 is closed. Follow signed detour.
  • 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.
  • Stone Drive (SR 1) at East Avenue & Fairview Avenue intersections:
    Beginning April 20: Turn lane construction will cause left lane closures around the clock for approximately two to three weeks. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution in this area.

 

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