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Traffic Alert: July 9 - 15, 2015

Regional Road Construction

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Anderson
  • SR 61 between the Roane County Line and Midway Drive:
    Turn lane construction will cause daily temporary lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
    • July 13 - 26: There will be left lane closures, 24/7.
Blount
 
Campbell
 
Claiborne
  • SR 345 at US 25E:
    This construction project could cause temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
Cocke
  • I-40 East and West between Mile Marker 442 and the North Carolina State Line:
    July 12 16 (Sundays - Thursdays): A roadway resurfacing project,
    7 p.m. - 6 a.m., will 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 are new traffic patterns and lane shifts at this intersection. There could be temporary lane closures with flagging personnel at various times through this construction project. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
Grainger

Greene
  • SR 93 at Log Mile 8 near Rheatown Road:
    SR 93 is closed to thru traffic and detoured until a drainage structure replacement project is completed at this location. Be alert for changed conditions, follow signed detours and use extreme caution.
  • SR 172 between SR 34 and I-81:
    Roadway resurfacing could cause temporary lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution through this area.

Hamblen

  • US 25E/SR 32 over US 11E/SR 34 and Norfolk Southern Railroad:
    Bridge repairs could cause temporary daily lane closures. 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
  • 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 East and West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373):
    A median barrier wall project is at this location. Be alert for slowed traffic. Expect delays. Use extreme caution when approaching this area.
    • July 11: There will be lane closures, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • July 13 - 15: There could be lane closures and rolling roadblocks,
      9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • I-275 North and South between I-40 and I-640:
    Roadway resurfacing, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution through this area.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • W. Anderson Avenue between Elm Street and Beaumont Avenue:
    Through July 10: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local acess only.
  • Cooper Street between Bernard Avenue and W. Depot Avenue
    Through July 10: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Craig Road between S. Northshore Drive and Colonial Forest Lane:
    Through July 10: Utility installation, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment to local traffic only.
  • Gap Road between Ohio Avenue and Rhode Island Road:
    Through July 10: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Knollwood Circle off of S. Northshore Drive:
    Through July 10: Utility installation, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment to local traffic only.
  • Ohio Avenue between Gap Road and McPherson Street:
    Through July 10: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Pat Head Summitt Street between Volunteer Boulevard and Andy Holt Avenue:
    Through July 10: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Thomas Street between Adcock Avenue and Ohio Avenue:
    Through July 10: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • S. Central Street between Willow Avenue and Jackson Avenue:
    July 10 - 12: This road segment will close, 5 p.m. - 5 a.m., for a street festival.
  • Park Village Road between Executive Park Drive and Cross Park Drive:
    Through July 17: Installation of a storm box culvert will close this road segment.
  • Sidebrook Avenue between Sunrise Street and Elm Street:
    Through July 17: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local acess only.
  • Haggard Drive between Jerome Road and Leon Road:
    July 20 - 31: Utility repairs, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment
  • Barker Avenue between Addison Street and Trigg Street:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • S. Chestnut Street between Graves Street and Biddle Street:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Greendale Drive between Shannondale Road and Greencrest Road:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • McMurray Street between Atlantic Avenue and Radford Place:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Oriole Drive between Weston Road and Greencrest Road:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Shamrock Road between Oriole Drive and Cardinal Drive:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Shannondale Road between Oriole Drive and Greendale Drive:
    Through July 24: Utility improvements will close this road segment.

Long-Term Closures

  • Westland Drive between Craig Road and Sherwood Drive:
    Through July 17: Replacement of the box culvert bridge just east of Craigland Court will close this road segment. The detour will be Northshore Drive to Morrell Road and back to Westland Drive. During the closure, drivers from Northshore Drive will be able to access Kingsford Way and the eastern end of Sherwood Drive and Craigland Court residents will have access via Westland Drive to the west.
  • Hill Avenue between Locust Street and Henley Street:
    July 20 - August 1: KUB utility improvements will close this road segment.
  • Twenty Second Street between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue:
    Through August 1: Utility improvements, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Cooper Street between W. Depot Avenue and W. 5th Avenue:
    Through August 21: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • State Street between Hill Avenue and Clinch Avenue:
    Through August 30: KUB utility improvements, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • White Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street:
    Through November 1: Childrens Hospital construction will cause temporary closures at various times.
  • Island Home Avenue between 1650 Island Home Avenue and Maplewood Drive:
    Through October 31: Utility relocation, retaining wall construction and roadway grading will close this road segment.
Streets in Knox County  
  • Asheville Highway between I-40 and Rutledge Pike:
    Completion of the final items of this roadway resurfacing project could cause lane closures at various times. There could be detays. Use extremt caution.
  • Governor John Sevier Highway between Alcoa Highway and
    Martin Mill Pike:

    Completion of the final items of this roadway resurfacing project could cause lane closures at various times. There could be detays. Use extremt caution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Crossover to Andersonville Pike between SR 33 northbound and southbound:
      Area grade work has closed this segment.
      Detour: Traffic on SR 33 northbound wishing to access Andersonville Pike should follow signs to the intersection of SR 33 and Emory Road.
  • Northshore Drive between Northshore Hills Blvd. and Lyons View Pike:
    Sundays through Thursdays: A resurfacing project, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m., will cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use 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.
 

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.
  • 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
  • US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61: 
    A construction project has created closed shoulders and possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel at various times. Be alert for reduced speeds. Use extreme caution in this area.
Roane
  • US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61: 
    A construction project has created closed shoulders and possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel at various times. Be alert for reduced speeds. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • I-40 East between Mile Markers 347 and 356:
    Sundays - Thursdays: Roadway resurfacing, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution.
  • I-40 West between Mile Markers 344 and 346:  
    July 13: There will be lane closures, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Be alert for workers. Use caution in this area.
Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West at Exit 407 and SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407:
    The new I-40 Exit 407 Diverging Diamond interchange is open to traffic. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and pay close attention to signs and pavement markings as they grow accustomed to the new traffic pattern. Be alert for work still ongoing through this project and use caution in this area.
  • I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 403 & 411: 
    Through July 31: There could be lane closures and rolling roadblocks,
    8 p.m. - 6 a.m. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • SR 66 in Sevierville between Bass Pro Drive and Mount Road:
    Through July 31: There could be lane closures and rolling roadblocks,
    8 p.m. - 6 a.m. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution in this area.
Sullivan
  • 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 347 between SR 355 Industry Drive and Lincoln Street:
    July 11: SR 126 will be closed to thru traffic and detoured in this area between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. as crews set bridge beams for the overhead pedestrian bridge. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • SR 347 between the Hawkins County Line and I-26:
    A resurfacing project could cause temporary lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use caution through this area.
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
  • 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.
    • From Mile Marker 10 to 17 in both directions:
      July 14 -15: Fiber optic cable removal, 10 p.m. - midnight., will cause rolling roadblocks. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use extreme caution.
  • 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.

 

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