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Traffic Alert: November 20-26, 2014

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.
  • Alcoa Highway (US 129/SR 115) between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue:
    There will be temporary lane closures, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., as crews install longitudinal cable barriers. Be alert for workers. There is the potential for delays. Use extreme caution.
  • US 129/SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321
    (Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville): 
    Currently, road construction work is limited to the southbound shoulder. As the project progresses, expect temporary lane closures in each direction as turn lanes and a new traffic signal are constructed.
  • SR 162 West near Cusick Road:
    Through November: A state industrial access project has closed one lane of this road segment. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • 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
  • I-75 North between Mile Markers 142 and 157:
    Median cable barrier installation, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures at various locations. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution.
  • US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63: 
    A resurfacing project could cause lane closures during daylight hours. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in 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
 

Hamblen

  • 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.
Knox

Interstates through Knoxville and Knox County
 

  • I-40 West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 372):
    November 23: There will be temporary lane closures, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m., as crews set portable barrier rails through this project. Be alert for slowed traffic. Expect delays. Use extreme caution.
  • I-40 East and West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373):
    November 24 & 25: Overhead sign installation, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m., will cause temporary lane closures and rolling roadblocks. Be alert for slowed or stopped traffic. Expect delays. Use extreme caution approaching this area.

Streets in Knoxville

Short-Term Closures

  • Locust Street between Summer Place and Union Avenue:
    November 20 at 7 a.m. - November 21 at 7 p.m.: Building construction will close this road segment.
  • Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and Coooper Street
    Through November 21: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will require lane closures.
  • Bernard Avenue between Marion Street and University Avenue
    Through November 21: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will require lane closures.
  • Cross Creek Road between Cross Park Drive and Ten Mile Road:
    Through November 21: Utility work will close this road segment
  • Fox Street between Watauga Avenue and Hiawassee Avenue:
    Through November 21: Utility work, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Frank Watts Road between Lonas Drive and Kim Watt Drive:
    Through November 21: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local access only.
  • Harriet Tubman Street between McCalla Avenue and East New Street:
    Through November 21: Utility work will close this road segment.
  • Marion Street at Dameron Avenue between Bernard Avenue and Baxter Avenue:
    Through November 21: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will require lane closures.
  • State Street between Clinch Avenue and W. Summit Hill Drive:
    Through November 21: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.
  • Rocky Hill Road between Morrell Road and Northshore Drive:
    November 23 - 25: Utility improvements, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m., will close this road segment.
  • Tillery Road between Bradshaw Garden Drive and Carrie Belle Drive:
    November 24 - 25: Utility improvements, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will close this road segment. Please follow detour.
  • Ferguson Street between Fox Street and Bruhin Road:
    November 24 - 26 & December 1 -15: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Fox Street between Watauga Avenue and Hiawassee Avenue:
    November 24 - 26 & December 1 -15: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Third Avenue between Caswell Avenue and Gill Avenue:
    November 24 - 26 & December 1 -15: 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:
    December 3 - 5 & December 8 - 19: 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 November 26: Utility improvements, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Beech Street between Lenland and McClung Avenue:
    Through November 26: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment to local access only.
  • Ohio Avenue between Gap Road and Thomas Street:
    Through November 28: Complete road closure for sewer work.
  • Ohio Avenue between Thomas Street and Jenkins Street:
    Through November 28: Complete road closure for sewer work.
  • Thomas Street from Adcock Avenue to Ohio Avenue
    Through November 28: Complete road closure for sewer work.
  • Morrell Road between S. Northshore Drive and Rocky Hill Road:
    December 1 - 10: Utility improvements, 11 p.m. - 6 a.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street between Burgess Avenue and Marion Street:
    Through December 5: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., will close this road segment.
  • Elm Street between Hatton Avenue and Burgess Street:
    Through December 5: Utility work, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., 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, 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. Be alert for workers and traffic shifts. Use extreme caution.
    • Between Ledgerwood Road and Tell Mynatt Road:
      Expect lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform milling operations. There is the potential for delays. Be alert for slowed traffic. Use caution in 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.
Monroe

Morgan
 
Roane
 
Scott
 
Sevier
  • I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407:
    There could be temporary lane closures, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., as crews shift traffic patterns for overhead bridge work. 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/ 
    • Between Douglas Dam Road and Swaggerty Road South:
      November 20: There could be lane closures and temporary traffic shifts, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
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, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this project. Overhead bridge work, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for sudden stops and slowed traffic. Use extreme caution. There is the potential for delays.
  • SR 75 bridge over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project:
    • Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate.
    • The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic is condensed down to two lanes.
    • The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.
    • When the second phase of the bridge is complete, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction and two left turn lanes. 

Expect traffic congestion, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  Be alert for changing conditions. Use extreme caution.

  • 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.

  • 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 West Center Street and Clinchfield Street:
    Utility work, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., could cause lane closures. Be alert for workers. Use extreme caution in this area.
  • 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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