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Traffic Alert: April 17 -23, 2014

 

 

Regional Road Construction

Statewide Information

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Anderson
  • SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County:
    Beginning April 21: A safety improvement project, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., will cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
Blount
  • I-140 East near Mile Marker 9.3:
    April 21: Roadway milling and resurfacing, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will cause temporary lane closures Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 115 near Tallassee Road:
    April 23 & 24: Resurfacing bridge approachments, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
  • Washington Street between E. Broadway and High Street in Maryville:
    There could be lane shifts and temporary lane closures at various times through this project. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • US 411/SR 35 Sevierville Road between S. Washington Street and Wilcox Street:
    Sevierville Road is being widened to 3 lanes with curb & gutter and sidewalks on both sides from Everett High Road to Walnut Street, just past Cherokee Street. Motorists may encounter lane shifts and temporary lane closures at various times. Be alert for workers and changing conditions in this area. Use extreme caution.
Campbell
  • I-75 North near Mile Marker 134:
    Beginning at 7 p.m. April 21: This road segment will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs. Be alert for changed conditions. Use extreme caution.
    • The right lane approaching Exit 134 will become an “Exit Only” lane.
    • Thru traffic on I-75 North must remain in the left lane approaching this area.
    • No loads over 13 feet wide will be permitted past Exit 134. 
    • Detour for loads over 13 feet wide: Take Exit 122 and follow SR 61 to SR 62 to US 27 to Huntsville. In Huntsville, follow SR 63 back to I-75 at Exit 141.
      This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately one month. 
  • I-75 North near Jellico at Mile Marker 160:  
    This interchange lighting project could cause lane and shoulder closures. Be alert for workers and equipment. Use caution in this area.
Claiborne
 
Cocke
  • US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:
    This construction project could cause temporary lane closures with flagging personnel at various times. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
  • 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.
  • Wolf Creek Bridge on US 25/70/SR 9 over the French Broad River:
    This historic bridge has reopened to traffic. Site cleanup, additional staining, and other work will occur over the next couple of months with a completion date of April 30, 2014 for the entire project. Use caution and be alert for these ongoing construction activities. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/wolfcreek/
Grainger
  • SR 92 between Log Mile 0.8 and 5.2:
    April 22 - 24: Roadway maintenance, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution through this area.
Greene
  • US 11E between Mile Markers 4 and 5:
    A safety improvement project could cause lane closures at various times. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.

Hamblen

  • SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange:
    Be alert for workers and changing conditions through this project. There could be lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • 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.
  • I-81 from the I-40 Interchange to the Hamblen County Line:
    Sundays - Thursdays: A resurfacing project will cause lane closures,
    7 p.m. - 6 a.m. Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
  • US 411/SR 35 near Muddy Hollow Road at Log Mile 4: 
    Be alert for workers and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • SR 92 near Dumplin Valley Road at Log Mile 13.3:
    Beginning April 23: Signal pole installation, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
Knox

Interstates through Knoxville and Knox County
 

  • I-640 East and West between I-40 and Broadway Exit 6:
    Sundays - Thursdays: There could be lane closures and width restrictions on the ramps, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
  • I-640 East Ramp to I-75 North:
    Beginning at 7 p.m., April 21 : This ramp will be reduced from a 28 foot travel lane and shoulder to a 14 foot travel lane to allow for bridge deck repairs.  There is no timetable for how long this lane restriction will be in place. Be alert for workers. Use caution through this area.
    • Trucks on I-40 East traveling to I-75 North should avoid I-640
      and follow I-40 East to I-275 North (Exit 387) to I-75.
  • I-640 West Ramp to I-275 South:
    Beginning at 7 p.m., April 25 - 6 a.m., April 28: This ramp will be closed for bridge repairs. Be alert for changing conditions. Use extreme caution.
    • Traffic on I-640 West traveling to I-275
      should follow I-640 West to I-40 East back to I-275 at Exit 387. 
  • I-40 West Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project between Campbell Station Road and Watt Road:
    A Weigh Station ramp improvement project will cause lane shifts and reduced lane widths between Campbell Station Road and Watt Road. Be alert for workers. Reduce speed and use extreme caution in this area.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Columbia Avenue between Harvey Street and Cornelia Street:
    April 21 - 25: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment
  • Adair Drive between Plummer Drive and Jenkins Road:
    Through April 25: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Broome Road between Middlebrook Pike and Corteland Drive:
    Through April 25: Utility repairs, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment to thru traffic.
  • Lincoln Circle between Woodcrest Drive and Adair Drive
    and between Edford Avenue and Adair Drive:

    Through April 25: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Oldham Avenue between Central Street and Kenyon Street:
    Through April 25: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Woodcrest Drive between Edford Avenue and Woodfern Road
    and between Seminole Drive and Woodfern Road:

    Through April 25: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Woodfern Road between Highland Drive and Woodcrest Road:
    Through April 25: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Mountcastle Street between Cumberland Avenue and Lake Avenue:
    Through May 1: Construction activity, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment to thru traffic.
  • Highland Drive between Jenkins Road and Mt. Pleasant Road:
    Through May 16: Utility improvements will close this road segment.

Long-Term Closures

  • Henley Bridge over Tennessee River in Downtown Knoxville
    (US 441/SR 33):

    The bridge is open to four lanes of traffic.
    The center turn lane will not be available until late April as workers install a gas line along one side of the bridge. That involves keeping one side of the bridge (includes bike lane and sidewalk) closed for the gas line installation. The due date for total project completion is June 3, 2014.
    Please use caution when traveling on the bridge as workers will be present.
    For updated project information, go to http://www.tn.gov/henley
  • Neyland Drive (SR 158) approaching the Henley Bridge:
    Weekdays:Overhead bridge work, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause temporary lane closures. 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.
    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:
Streets in Knox County  
  • Alcoa Highway (US 129/SR 115) at Maloney Road:
    Be alert for workers and equipment at this intersection improvement project. Use caution.
  • 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.
  • Maynardville Highway (SR 33) between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:
    This widening project could cause temporary lane closures with flagging personnel at various times. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.


Streets in the Town of Farragut


Loudon
  • US 321/SR 73 at I-75 North at Exit 81:
    Be alert for workers and equipment at this intersection improvement project. Use caution in this area.
  • 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 East and West near Exit 347:
    This bridge repair project has created lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and reduced speeds. Be alert for construction personnel and equipment. There is the potential for delays. Motorists traveling in the right lane of I-40 East approaching Exit 347 should use extreme caution and be prepared for motorists slowing down to use the exit ramp.
  • US 27 underneath I-40 Exit 347:
    Overhead bridge work could cause daily lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area. 
Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407:
    Be alert for lane shifts and possible slowed traffic approaching this area.
    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 changing conditions. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily. There is the potential for delays.
    • Huffaker Road/SR 66 Intersection:
      April 21 - 28: This intersection will close to traffic for installation of underground utilities.  Motorists should use Grandview Drive for access during this time.
      For updated project information http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/
  • US 411 (SR 35) at Hattie Branch Road and Patterson Road:
    Beginning April 22: This intersection improvement project, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use caution.
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

    February 18: Bridge inspection, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., will close one lane. Wide loads will not be allowed during this time.

Washington/Sullivan
  • SR 81 at SR 353:
    This intersection improvement project has created a traffic shift and could cause temporary lane closures at various times. Use extreme caution.
  • I-26 at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:
    Be alert for right shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project. Use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
  • I-26 East and West between Mile Markers 10 and 17:
    April 21, 23, 25: There will be brief rolling roadblocks around 2 p.m. for blasting associated with the construction project at Mile Marker 13. Be alert for sudden stops, slow moving or stopped conditions. Reduce speed and use extreme caution approaching this area.
  • SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357:
    There will be Intermittent lane closures in the north and south lanes throughout this construction project. There is the potential for delays.
    Be alert for changing conditions. Use caution in this area.
  • 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. 

  • SR 75 at SR 357:
    A signalization project could cause lane closures. Use extreme caution.
  • SR 36 between Crescent Drive and Yadkin Street:
    Utility work, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. 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.
    • Detour of SR 37/US19E :
      Through August 2014: A temporary detour is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Be alert for these changed conditions.

 

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