Upcoming Closures on I-40/I-240 Interchange Project

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:34am

Westbound Sam Cooper to Close for Two Weekends for Beam Installation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be closing Sam Cooper Boulevard as crews continue to work on the new east and westbound flyovers. This work is part of the I-40/I-240 interchange improvement project.

Saturday, October 25 at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.:

During both weekends, westbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to allow for the installation of steel girders over the existing traffic lane. Traffic taking Sam Cooper Boulevard westbound into the city will be detoured along westbound I-40 to the Covington Pike interchange and then back along eastbound I-40 to exit 12B where traffic will rejoin Sam Cooper Boulevard. Westbound I-40 traffic will be encouraged to use SR 385 as an alternate route. Detour maps and information will be provided on the TDOT web site.

The work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information.  Drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools esponsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.  TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.

 

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

TN.gov Safety - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:39am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.  

“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.

Motorists are also encouraged to dial *THP (*847) from an available cell phone for assistance in the event of a deer-related crash. The call will be connected to the nearest THP Communications Center and the next available state trooper will be dispatched to the location.

In Tennessee, there were 6,135 deer-related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2 percent from the 5,947 crashes involving deer the previous year. Last year’s deer-related traffic incidents, included, 5,853 property damage crashes, 280 wrecks with injury, and two vehicular fatalities.  

The THP also reports that between 2009 and 2013, 8.9 percent of deer-related crashes occurred on interstate highways. Deer-related crashes in Tennessee have steadily increased by 15.3 percent since 2009.  

According to State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, there have been an estimated 1.25 million collisions between deer and vehicles in the U.S. between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. That’s an almost three percent increase from a year ago.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) suggest the following tips to help prevent deer-related crashes during peak mating and hunting seasons:

Remember that mating season puts deer on the move and deer tend to move at dawn and dusk.

·         Whenever you see deer cross the road, expect more to follow.  Many times, the second or third deer crossing becomes the one that motorists hit.

·         Be attentive; drive defensively, constantly scanning the roadside, especially at daybreak and dusk.

·         Do not swerve to avoid contact with deer. This could cause the vehicle to flip or veer into oncoming traffic, causing a more serious crash. Swerving also can confuse the deer as to where to run.

·         When you spot a deer, slow down immediately.  Proceed slowly until you pass that point.

·         If you do collide with a deer, never approach the injured animal.  They are powerful and can cause bodily harm to a human.  Report any deer collision, even if the damage is minor.

Tennessee law allows deer killed in a collision to be taken and used as food, as long as you contact the

nearest TWRA regional office to report the accident within 48 hours. For a listing of TWRA regional offices, visit the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org

Enclosed are statistics for deer-related crashes in Tennessee from 2009 - 2013.  Additional data regarding deer-related crashes can be found at:

http://tn.gov/safety/stats/CrashData/default.shtml

 

Deer Involved Crashes Statewide by Month, 2009 – 2013

Crash Month

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

5 Yr. Total

5 Yr. Average

January

353

320

428

460

429

1,990

398

February

304

275

346

310

331

1,566

313

March

252

334

286

228

331

1,431

286

April

314

301

305

272

366

1,558

312

May

354

386

369

330

367

1,806

361

June

363

386

376

425

481

2,031

406

July

269

317

273

313

281

1,453

291

August

246

226

278

261

292

1,303

261

September

216

307

288

296

317

1,424

285

October

594

664

597

791

665

3,311

662

November

1,348

1,293

1,333

1,494

1,401

6,869

1,374

December

707

616

810

767

874

3,774

755

Total

5,320

5,425

5,689

5,947

6,135

28,516

5,703

 

Source: Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security; Research, Planning, and Development; TITAN; 29 Sep 2014.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

East Tennessee Construction Report for October 16-22, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:52pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 / SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321: Motorists should be alert for road construction on Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville.  Currently, work is limited to the southbound shoulder.  As the project progresses, motorists should expect temporary lane closures in each direction as turn lanes and a new traffic signal are constructed.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North between Mile Markers 142 and 157: On Monday, October 20, 2014 through Friday, October 24, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform median cable barrier installation.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON & COCKE COUNTY, I-40 West between Mile Markers 432 and 425: On Thursday, October 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for a series of brief rolling roadblocks from Mile Markers 432 to 425 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for work related to the bridge repairs near Mile Marker 425.  Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 409 and 430: On Thursday, October 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations in this area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for slowed traffic and workers present in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8:  Beginning Monday, October 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge as crews perform bridge repairs.  Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South underneath Ramp Bridge to SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, possible delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 through 11 a.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014, motorists should be alert for lane closures on I-40 West through this project as crews perform milling and resurfacing. Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on I-40 East between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this project. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 170 Raccoon Valley Road between Heiskell Road and SR 71 Norris Freeway:  Motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Marker 60 and the Tennessee River (MM 74): Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following as crews complete work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 74: On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 347: Through Thursday, October 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for slow traffic and expect potential delays through this project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 351: On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, Ramp to I-40 West from SR 29 (Exit 350): Motorists should be alert for daily lane shifts and workers present on this ramp as crews perform maintenance related activities.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  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.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/

TDOT is now on Twitter.  For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511

TDOT now has SmartWay App for iPhone and Android . The app allows users to receive customized traffic information, including alerts and favorite camera views.
 

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure October 16-22, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:07pm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville due to utility and grading operations. One lane will remain open in each direction with an added turning lane.

 

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • From now through July 2016, Anderson Road at the I-40 overpass will be closed. Detours are in place.
  • Monday October 20 through Wednesday October 22, 9PM-5AM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-40 in both directions at MM 190.0 in order to remove existing bridge beams. Operation will occur in 30-minute intervals. Troopers will be utilized.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be lanes closures on I-65 northbound from MM 96 to MM 99 so that paving and striping may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Installation of Interchange Lighting on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at the Junction of Conference Drive

  • From now through Wednesday December 31, 7AM-4PM, There will be shoulder closures on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 255 (Harding Place) from I-24 to US 41 (US 70S/SR 1/Murfreesboro Road)

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Harding Place from I-24 to Murfreesboro Road in order to stripe the roadway.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 70 (SR 24/Lebanon Road) from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 24 from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane in order to pave the roadway.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) from US 31W (US 41/SR 11/Dickerson Pike) to US 31E (SR 6/Gallatin Pike)

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Old Hickory Blvd from Dickerson Pike to Gallatin Pike so that milling can be done.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Nashville Smartway ITS I-24 Expansion Project

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 9AM–3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pull box installation and conduit proving/repairs.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

DICKSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 48 over I-40

  • Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19, 5AM–5PM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 westbound, from MM 164 to MM 162, in order to perform field measurements. One lane will remain open.

 

MACON COUNTY, Reconstruction of SR 10 from south of Goose Creek to SR 52

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Repair of SR 396W (Saturn Parkway) ramp to US 31S (SR 6)

  • Monday October 20 through Sunday October 26, 8AM-6PM, There will be lane shifts on the ramp from SR 396 West (Saturn Pkwy) to US 31 South (SR 6) in order to perform ramp repairs. Temporary lane shifts are also possible on US 31 (SR 6).

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Construction of New Interchange on SR 1 (Broad St) at SR 10/SR 96 (Memorial Blvd/Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • Friday October 17 through Wednesday 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures at the intersection of Concord Road and MacArthur Drive and the intersection of Concord Road and Lipscomb Drive so that drilling for signal poles may be done.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of SR 253 (Concord Rd) from Sunset Road to Nolensville Road

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during paving operations.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling road blocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Removal and Replacement of HOV Signing & Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19, 7AM-5PM, There will be short-term shoulder closures on all I-40 ramps (on/off, eastbound and westbound), from Exit 226 (SR 171/Mt. Juliet) to Exit 216 (SR 255/Donelson Pike), in order to install HOV signs.

 

Longitudinal Joint Stabilization on Various State Routes

Davidson County

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 155 (Briley Pkwy) from Thompson Lane to Glastonbury Road. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 70 (SR 1) in Bellevue, from east of I-40 to SR 100. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Montgomery County

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 12 (Ashland City Road) from just east of Cumberland Drive to the SR 76 (Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy) intersection. One lane will remain open in each direction.  

 

Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on Various State Routes

Bedford County*

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 269, from Fairfield Pike to SR 64 in Wartrace, order to install various safety improvements.

Lincoln County*

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on US 231 (SR 10), from north of Warden Road in Fayetteville to the Lincoln-Moore County line, in order to install various safety improvements. 

Marshall County*

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 99, from SR 11 near Chapel Hill to SR 16 near Eagleville in Rutherford County, in order to install various safety improvements.
  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 272, from Lewisburg city limits to Anes Station Road, in order to install various safety improvements. 

*Most closures will involve shoulder work; however, temporary closures of one lane with flagging operation will be used when shoulder is too narrow to permit safe travel. Striping will utilize mobile operations.

 

Performance Based Maintenance Work on I-24, I-65 and SR 840

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-5AM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Tuesday October 21 through Thursday October 23, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-24 eastbound between MM 69.7 and MM 78.4 (Rutherford County) so that asphalt roadway repairs may be done.

 

TDOT Maintenance:

Middle Tennessee

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys Counties

 

  • Thursday October 16 through Wednesday October 22, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee for tree trimming and removal on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Maury and Robertson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties

 

Davidson County

  • Monday October 20 through Wednesday October 22, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for drain cleaning operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.

 

Montgomery County

  • Thursday  October 16 through Tuesday October 21, 8PM-5AM,  There will be one lane closed on SR 76 (US 79) in both directions, from MM 12 to MM 13.1 (Dover Crossing at Barge Point Road), in order to pave and stripe the roadway. 

 

Robertson County

  • Thursday October 16 through Tuesday October 21, 8PM-5AM, There will be one lane closed on I-65 southbound, from MM 106.0 to MM 105.0, in order to mill, pave, and stripe the roadway. 

 

Look Ahead

Wilson County

  • Tuesday October 28 and Wednesday October 29, 8AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR 266 (College Street) in Lebanon to repair the railroad grade crossing. One lane will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Traffic

City of Nashville

  • Wednesday October 15, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Nolensville Road) at Morton Avenue for traffic signal installation work, including trenching and signal conduit installation. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.
  • Sunday October 19, 7AM-10AM, There will be two rolling roadblocks on I-440 at Exit 6 (Melrose Avenue) in order for Star Construction to add a strand and fiber optic cable to existing poles.
  • Sunday October 19, 7AM–9AM, There will be two rolling roadblocks on I-24, in both directions, at Exit 59 (Bell Road) in order for Kane Konnections and Stansell Electric Co to transfer a strand and fiber optic cable to new poles.

 

Wilson County

  • Sunday October 19, 6:30 AM–12:00 Noon, There will be six rolling roadblocks on I-40, in both directions, near MM 242.0 in Lebanon in order for MTEMC to replace wire.

 

Marshall County

  • Sunday October 19, 7AM-10AM, There will be six rolling roadblocks on I-65, in both directions, at MM 27.23 (near SR 129/Lynnville Road) in order for Duck River Electric Co. to replace conductors.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.  Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.  Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather.  For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

TDOT is currently working to improve SmartWay access for Android and iPhone users to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The new system will provide up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information and will enable the user to access TDOT SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  Check back for more information on mobile SmartWay use.

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel. ###

 

For More Information:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Governor's Highway Safety Office Announces Teen Driver Safety Week

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:26am

National Campaign Taking Place October 19-25

Nashville, Tenn. – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day.

Last year during Teen Driver Safety Week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched its “5 to Drive” campaign addressing the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers. The idea behind the campaign is to give parents the words to use when they talk with their teens about driving.

The “5 to Drive” rules for parents to share with their teens are:

  1. No Drinking and Driving.
  2. Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. Front Seat and Back.
  3. Put It Down. One Text or Call Could Wreck It All.
  4. Stop Speeding Before It Stops You.
  5. No More Than One Passenger at a Time.

Teen drivers need to follow these rules and all other restrictions outlined in Tennessee’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) law. Parents have a responsibility to tell their teen drivers about the rules and enforce them. Unfortunately, only about 25 percent of parents have serious talks with their kids about safe driving.

“Protecting and educating our young drivers is always a priority,” Kendell Poole, Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office said. “However, during this week in particular we ask parents and caregivers to set aside time to talk about the rules of the road. It could be a lifesaving conversation.”

Parents can find more information about talking to their young drivers at www.safercar.gov/parents.

GHSO and partners across the state are sponsoring educational events at high schools during Teen Driver Safety Week. If you are an educator and would like to bring traffic safety activities to your school, visit www.reducetncrashes.org.

For more information about the GHSO, visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.

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East Tennessee Construction Report for October 9-15, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:11pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 107 near Edens Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours and use extreme caution through this traffic signal installation project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 409 and 430: On Thursday, October 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations in this area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for slowed traffic and workers present in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge as crews perform bridge repairs.  Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South underneath Ramp Bridge to SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, possible delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on I-40 East between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this project. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East and West between Mile Markers 1 and 6: On Sunday, October 12, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible rolling roadblocks to occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. as utility crews hang overhead cables across the roadway near Mile Marker 3. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.  Thru traffic should consider using I-40 during this time to avoid these closures.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 388: On Sunday, October 12, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.


KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 170 Raccoon Valley Road between Heiskell Road and SR 71 Norris Freeway:  Motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Marker 60 and the Tennessee River (MM 74): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and workers present as crews complete work on the entrance and exit ramps through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 74: On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 341: Through Thursday, October 9, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for slow traffic and expect potential delays through this project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 347: On Sunday, October 12, 2014 through Thursday, October 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for slow traffic and expect potential delays through this project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 351: On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, Ramp to I-40 West from SR 29 (Exit 350): Motorists should be alert for daily lane shifts and workers present on this ramp as crews perform maintenance related activities.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  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.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/

TDOT is now on Twitter.  For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511

TDOT now has SmartWay App for iPhone and Android . The app allows users to receive customized traffic information, including alerts and favorite camera views.

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure October 9-15, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:45am

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville due to utility and grading operations. One lane will remain open in each direction with an added turning lane.

 

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • From now through July 2016, Anderson Road at the I-40 overpass will be closed. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, (excluding weekend), There will be lanes closures on I-65 northbound, from MM 96 to MM 99, so that paving may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Installation of Interchange Lighting on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at the Junction of Conference Drive

  • From now through Wednesday December 31, 7AM-4PM, There will be shoulder closures on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 255 (Harding Place) from I-24 to US 41 (US 70S/SR 1/Murfreesboro Road)

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Harding Place from I-24 to Murfreesboro Road in order to pave the roadway.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 70 (SR 24/Lebanon Road) from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane

  • Sunday October 12 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 24 from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane in order to pave the roadway.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) from US 31W (US 41/SR 11/Dickerson Pike) to US 31E (SR 6/Gallatin Pike)

  • Sunday October 12 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure so that milling can be done.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Nashville Smartway ITS I-24 Expansion Project

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9AM–3PM, (excluding weekends), There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pull box installation and conduit proving/repairs.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

MACON COUNTY, Reconstruction of SR 10 from south of Goose Creek to SR 52

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on SR 25 over Honey Run Creek

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 7AM-5PM, There will be lane closures on SR 25 in both directions for grooving and grinding of new bridge over Honey Run Creek.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Construction of New Interchange on SR 1 (Broad St) at SR 10/SR 96 (Memorial Blvd/Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

SUMNER AND WILSON COUNTIES, Bridge Construction on SR 109 over the Cumberland River

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 7PM-5AM, (excluding weekends), There will be temporary lane closures on SR 109, northbound and southbound, near Peach Valley Road and Bay Watch Place, in order to prep for vehicle detection loops. 

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on the off-ramp from I-65 southbound to Concord Road in order to shift traffic and continue ramp construction.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of SR 253 (Concord Rd) from Sunset Road to Nolensville Road

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during paving operations.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.
  • Saturday October 11, 6:30AM-1PM, I-65 northbound will be closed at Exit 61 (SR 248/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) and I-65 southbound will have brief rolling roadblocks to set steel girders.
  • Sunday October 12, 6:30AM-1PM, I-65 southbound will be closed at Exit 61 (SR 248/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in order to set steel girders.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Removal and Replacement of HOV Signing & Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Monday October 13 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 in both directions, between MM 62 and MM 78, for HOV striping.

 

Longitudinal Joint Stabilization on Various State Routes

Davidson County

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 254 (Bell Road) from Blue Hole Road to SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road). One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 155 (Briley Pkwy) from Thompson Lane to Glastonbury Road. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 70 (SR 1) in Bellevue, from east of I-40 to SR 100. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Montgomery County

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 12 (Ashland City Road) from just east of Cumberland Drive to the SR 76 (Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy) intersection. One lane will remain open in each direction.  

Rutherford County

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 1 (NW Broad Street) from SR 268 (North Thompson Lane) to SR 2 (SE Broad Street) JCT. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on Various State Routes

Bedford County*

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 269, from Fairfield Pike to SR 64 in Wartrace, order to install various safety improvements.

Lincoln County*

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on US 231 (SR 10), from north of Warden Road in Fayetteville to the Lincoln-Moore County line, in order to install various safety improvements. 

Marshall County*

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 99, from SR 11 near Chapel Hill to SR 16 near Eagleville in Rutherford County, in order to install various safety improvements.
  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 6AM – 8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 272, from Lewisburg city limits to Anes Station Road, in order to install various safety improvements. 

*Most closures will involve shoulder work; however, temporary closures of one lane with flagging operation will be used when shoulder is too narrow to permit safe travel. Striping will utilize mobile operations.

 

Performance Based Maintenance Work on I-24, I-65 and SR 840

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

TDOT Maintenance:

Middle Tennessee

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys Counties

 

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee for tree trimming and removal on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Maury and Robertson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties

 

Davidson County

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations in Davidson County for drain cleaning operations.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.

 

Montgomery County

  • Wednesday  October 8 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM,  There will be one lane closed on SR 76 (US 79) northbound and southbound, from MM 12 to MM 13.1 (Dover Crossing at Barge Point Road), in order to pave and stripe the roadway. 

 

Robertson County

  • Wednesday October 8 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be one lane closed on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 103 to MM 104.5 AND from MM 106.0 to MM 105.0, in order to mill, pave and stripe the roadway.

 

TDOT Materials & Tests:

Lincoln County

  • Wednesday October 15, 8:30AM-12:00Noon, There will be a rolling lane closure on SR 273, from SR 15 to SR 10, while cores are cut from the roadway. One lane will remain open at all times. Flaggers will be used where appropriate.

 

Macon County

  • Thursday October 9, 8:30AM-12Noon, There will be a rolling lane closure on SR 52, from east of Old Highway 52 to Brattontown Circle in Lafayette, while cores are taken from the roadway. One lane will remain open at all times. Flaggers will be used where appropriate.

 

Robertson County

  • Friday October 10, 8:30AM-12:00Noon, There will be a rolling lane closure on SR 257 (Betts Road), from New Cut Road to west of US 41/SR 11 in Greenbrier, while cores are taken from the roadway. One lane will remain open at all times. Flaggers will be used where appropriate.

 

Sumner County

  • Monday October 13, 8:30AM-12:00Noon, There will be a rolling lane closure on US 31E (SR 6/Main Street), from SR 258 (New Shackle Island Road) to Saundersville Road in Hendersonville, while cores are cut from the roadway.  One lane will remain open at all times. Flaggers will be used where appropriate.

 

TDOT Region 3 Traffic

City of Nashville

  • Thursday October 9 through Wednesday October 15, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Nolensville Road) at Morton Avenue for traffic signal installation work, including trenching and signal conduit installation. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.  Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.  Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather.  For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

 

TDOT is currently working to improve SmartWay access for Android and iPhone users to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The new system will provide up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information and will enable the user to access TDOT SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  Check back for more information on mobile SmartWay use.

 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel. ###

 

For More Information:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 350-4302 office

(615) 454-8042 cell

Bridge Repair Work Scheduled for I-65 in Williamson County

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:40am

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 65 in Franklin this weekend for bridge repairs at State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass). The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday, October 11, 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – I-65 northbound will be closed. I-65 southbound will have brief rolling roadblocks.
  • Sunday, October 12, 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – I-65 southbound will be closed.

 

This operation will likely create lengthy delays for traffic on I-65. Traffic will be detoured, depending on the direction of travel and the corresponding lane closures. Interstate ramps at SR 248 will be accessible; however, motorists are advised to plan ahead and utilize alternate routes if possible.

Message boards are in place to alert motorists to the road closures. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP trucks will also be on-site to assist with traffic.

The scheduled closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, the time will be adjusted or the work will be rescheduled.

The lane closures are necessary to set steel beams for a new bridge. The work is part of a larger effort to restore two structures that were destroyed in a tanker fire in August. Construction on a second bridge is expected next spring. In addition to the bridges, the $46 million project will widen I-65 between SR 840 and SR 248, modify the interchange, and widen the roadway on SR 248 in Williamson County.

For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

TDOT is currently working to improve SmartWay access for Android and iPhone users to assist in navigating Tennessee highways.  The new system will provide up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information and will enable the user to access TDOT SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction-related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  Check back for more information on mobile SmartWay use. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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East Tennessee Construction Report for October 2-8, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:35pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, US 25W/SR 9 between Duff Road and SR 63:  Beginning Monday, October 6, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 107 near Edens Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours and use extreme caution through this traffic signal installation project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 at Bewley’s Bridge near Log Mile 0.5: Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in place, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 409 and 430: On Monday, October 6, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations in this area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for slowed traffic and workers present in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge as crews perform bridge repairs.  Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South underneath Ramp Bridge to SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, possible delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for lane closures, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on I-40 East between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews mill and resurface the roadway through this project. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West between Mile Markers 8 and 3: On Sunday, October 5, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible rolling roadblocks to occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform attenuator repairs at Mile Marker 3. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.  Thru traffic should consider using I-40 during this time to avoid these closures.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 170 Raccoon Valley Road between Heiskell Road and SR 71 Norris Freeway:  Beginning Friday, October 3, 2014, motorists should be alert for daily temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Marker 60 and the Tennessee River (MM 74): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and workers present as crews complete work on the entrance and exit ramps through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 341: On Monday, October 6, 2014 through Thursday, October 9, 2014, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete items through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for slow traffic and expect potential delays through this project.

ROANE COUNTY, Ramp to I-40 West from SR 29 (Exit 350): Beginning Monday, October 6, 2014, motorists should be alert for daily lane shifts and workers present on this ramp as crews perform maintenance related activities.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-81 North near Mile Markers 59 and 66: On Sunday, October 5, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, I-26 West near Mile Marker 11.4: On Sunday, October 5, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  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.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/

TDOT is now on Twitter.  For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511

TDOT now has SmartWay App for iPhone and Android . The app allows users to receive customized traffic information, including alerts and favorite camera views.
 

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure October 2-8, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:06pm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through Saturday October 11, Traffic will be reduced from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville due to utility and grading operations. One lane will remain open in each direction with an added turning lane.

 

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • From now through July 2016, Anderson Road at the I-40 overpass will be closed. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be lanes closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 96 to MM 99, so that epoxy overlay may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Installation of Interchange Lighting on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at the Junction of Conference Drive

  • From now through Wednesday December 31, 7AM-4PM, There will be shoulder closures on SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 255 (Harding Place) from I-24 to US 41 (US 70S/SR 1/Murfreesboro Road)

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Saturday), There will be a lane closure on SR 255 so that milling may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 70 (SR 24/Lebanon Road) from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane

  • Tuesday October 2 and Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Saturday), There will be a lane closure on SR 24 from Middleton Street to Fesslers Lane so that milling and degrassing/prep work may be done.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Nashville Smartway ITS I-24 Expansion Project

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM–3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pull box installation and conduit proving/repairs.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

MACON COUNTY, Reconstruction of SR 10 from south of Goose Creek to SR 52

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 50 from SR 99/James Campbell Blvd to the TS Railroad

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 6PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 50 for striping operations. 

 

MAURY COUNTY, Repair of SR 396W (Saturn Parkway) ramp to US 31S (SR 6)

  • Friday October 3, 8PM through Monday October 6, 6AM, The ramp from SR 396 West (Saturn Pkwy) to US 31 South (SR 6) will be closed for repairs. Temporary lane closures are also possible on US 31 (SR 6). Traffic will be detoured. Troopers will be utilized.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Construction of New Interchange on SR 1 (Broad St) at SR 10/SR 96 (Memorial Blvd/Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • Wednesday October 1 and Friday October 3, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on the northbound and southbound off-ramps from I-65 to Concord Road in order to shift traffic and continue ramp construction.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of SR 253 (Concord Rd) from Sunset Road to Nolensville Road

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during paving operations.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Saturday October 11, 6:30AM-12 Noon, I-65 northbound will be closed at Exit 61 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) to set steel girders. Traffic will be detoured to ramps or alternate routes. I-65 southbound will be open with brief rolling roadblocks to accommodate northbound work.
  • Sunday October 12, 6:30AM-12 Noon, I-65 southbound will be closed at Exit 61 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in order to set steel girders. Traffic will be detoured to ramps or alternate routes. No impact to I-65 northbound.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Removal and Replacement of HOV Signing & Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Sunday October 5 through Friday October 10, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 in both directions, between MM 62 and MM 78, for HOV striping.

 

Longitudinal Joint Stabilization on Various State Routes

Davidson County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 12 (Ashland City Hwy) from SR 155 (Briley Pkwy) to the Cheatham County line. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 254 (Bell Road) from Blue Hole Road to SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road). One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 155 (Briley Pkwy) from Thompson Lane to Glastonbury Road. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 70 (SR 1) in Bellevue, from east of I-40 to SR 100. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Montgomery County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 12 (Ashland City Road) from just east of Cumberland Drive to the SR 76 (Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy) intersection. One lane will remain open in each direction.  

Rutherford County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 1 (NW Broad Street) from SR 268 (North Thompson Lane) to SR 2 (SE Broad Street) JCT. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Sumner County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 258 (New Shackle Island Road/New Hope Road), from SR 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd) to SR 258 (Tyree Springs Road). One lane will remain open in each direction.

Williamson County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 441 (Moores Lane) from SR 6 (Franklin Road) to I-65. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on Various State Routes

Bedford County*

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 269, from Fairfield Pike to SR 64 in Wartrace, order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips.

Lincoln County*

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on US 231 (SR 10), from north of Warden Road in Fayetteville to the Lincoln-Moore County line, in order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips. 

Marshall County*

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 99, from SR 11 near Chapel Hill to SR 16 near Eagleville in Rutherford County, in order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips.
  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 6AM–8PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 272, from Lewisburg city limits to Anes Station Road, in order to install various safety improvements and perform the grinding of rumble strips. 

*Most closures will involve shoulder work; however, temporary closures of one lane with flagging operation will be used when shoulder is too narrow to permit safe travel. Striping will utilize mobile operations.

 

Performance Based Maintenance Work on I-24, I-65 and SR 840

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-5AM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

TDOT Maintenance:

Middle Tennessee

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys Counties

 

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee for tree trimming and removal on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Maury and Robertson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties

 

Davidson County

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for drain cleaning operations.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday October 2, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on SR 155 (Briley Parkway) eastbound in front of Opry Mills in order to mill and pave.  One lane will remain open.
  • Tuesday October 7, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-24 in both directions at MM 43 (SR 155/Briley Parkway) in order to mill and pave.  One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

 

Montgomery County

  • Tuesday October 7 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be one lane closed in each direction on US 79 (SR 76/Dover Road), from MM 12 to MM 13.1 (Dover Crossing Road/Barge Point Road intersection) in order to pave and stripe the roadway. 

 

Robertson County

  • Tuesday October 7 through Wednesday October 15, 8PM-5AM, There will be one lane closed on I-65 in both directions, from MM 103 to MM 104.5 and from MM 106.0 MM to MM 105.0, in order to mill, pave and stripe the roadway.

 

TDOT Region 3 Traffic

City of Nashville

  • Thursday October 2 through Wednesday October 8, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Nolensville Road) at Morton Avenue for traffic signal installation work, including trenching and signal conduit installation. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.  Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.  Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather.  For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

 

TDOT is currently working to improve SmartWay access for Android and iPhone users to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The new system will provide up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information and will enable the user to access TDOT SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  Check back for more information on mobile SmartWay use.

 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel. ###
 

For More Information

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 350-4302

(615) 454-8042

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Encourages Cyber Security Awareness

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:17am

NASHVILLE --- October marks the 11th annual National Cyber Security Awareness month. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages all citizens to protect themselves against potential cyber threats and crime, including identity theft, fraud and scams.  

“Cyber security should be a priority for all Tennesseans. Today, it has become increasingly difficult to ‘unplug’, as modern technology is now an everyday part of our lives. We must take the necessary precautions to protect our finances, identity and privacy,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.  

Citizens are encouraged to remain informed about cybercrimes in their communities and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement or the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security at http://www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity/report_susp_act.shtml

“We each have a role to play in protecting ourselves against cyber threats or internet scams. Citizens should limit the amount of personal information shared online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely. Always use good judgment on the internet,” Assistant Commissioner David W. Purkey said. Purkey oversees the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security. 

Listed below are a few basic steps to protect you from cyber threats and become more secure.

·         Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.

·         Don’t share passwords with anyone!

·         Keep a clean machine. Your operating system, browser, and other critical software are optimized by installing regular updates.

·         Use a pop-up blocker (the links in pop-up ads are notorious sources of malware).

·         Before you enter your personal and financial information to make an online transaction, look for signs that the site is secure.

·         Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.

·         Be cautious about what you receive or read online. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Please visit the state’s Office of Homeland Security web page at http://www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity/index.shtml for cyber safety tips this October.     

Cyber Security Awareness Month is a nationally recognized effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the National Cyber Security Alliance to raise cyber security awareness across the country and to empower citizens, businesses, government and schools to improve their cyber security preparedness.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

Haslam, Travels To Afghanistan, Germany

TN.gov Safety - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:26am

 
Governor member of Council of Governors delegation


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam traveled to Germany and Afghanistan over the weekend, where he met with military leaders and troops.  Haslam took the trip as a newly appointed member of the nation’s Council of Governors.  The organization’s purpose is to strengthen links between the states and federal defense officials.


“Visiting our troops and being able to thank them for their service in person is always an honor, especially when they are half way around the world,” Haslam said. “These men and women serve under very difficult conditions, and their ongoing commitment and determination to defending our freedom is humbling.”


Other governors on the trip were Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.); Gov. Jay Nixon, (R-Mo.); and Gov. Brian Sandoval, (R-Nev.) The trip was Haslam’s second such visit as governor.  He traveled to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany in August 2011.


The four governors traveled Friday from Andrews Air Force Base to Ramstein Germany. On Saturday they toured the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center before traveling to Kabul, Afghanistan, and the International Security Assistance Force headquarters. On Sunday the governors visited the Regional Command East headquarters at Bagram Airfield before returning to headquarters of the ISAF. On Monday, they traveled from Kabul back to Germany then to Andrews Air Force Base.


For downloadable video of the governors’ visit to Bagram Airfield, click here, or copy and paste the following link into a web browser: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/363316/four-governors-and-under-secretary-army-visit-bagram-afghanistan#.VClsuBawSuQ.


Haslam was named this year as a member of the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group of 10 governors, appointed by the president. The Council of Governors was created by Congress in 2007 as a mechanism to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard, homeland defense and civil support.  President Obama formally established the Council in 2010 by executive order.


The Council consists of five governors from each party, with two governors named as co-chairs.  The term of the appointment is for two years with the possibility of reappointment.  The council is currently co-chaired by Gov. Terry Branstad, (R-Iowa) and Gov. Martin O’Malley, (D-Maryland).


Other members of the Council of Governors are Nixon; Sandoval; Gov. Janice Brewer, (R-Ariz.); Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.); Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D, Hawaii.); Gov. Matt Mead, (R-Wyo.); and Gov. Pat Quinn, (D-Ill.).


One of the first issues addressed by the Council of Governors when it was established seven years ago was a dual status command, which was identified to address governors’ long-standing concerns about the need for coordination between state and federal military forces during disaster response. Now, when responding to a disaster within a state, a governor may appoint a National Guard officer as dual status commander to command both state and federal military forces.


The council also developed a budget process agreement to enhance dialogue between governors and the Department of Defense on issues affecting the National Guard.  The agreement is intended to ensure governors’ perspectives in the Department of Defense’s planning, programming and budget processes.


This year, recognizing the growing threat to cybersecurity, the Council of Governors approved a joint action plan on the issue with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. The plan is a commitment by states and the two federal departments to work together to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. It establishes a framework to guide state and federal discussions regarding sharing information, coordinating operations and incident response.


The cybersecurity plan was approved in July during the National Governors Association 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville.  Sese Bennett, chief information security officer for Tennessee, and David Purkey, homeland security advisor for the state, participated in a Council of Governors working session on the cybersecurity issue last month in Washington.
    
 

Tennessee State Trooper Detains Man Wanted in North Carolina

TN.gov Safety - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:43pm

NASHVILLE –- A Tennessee State Trooper arrested a man wanted by North Carolina authorities during a commercial vehicle checkpoint in Cumberland County on Friday morning.

Trooper Chris Adams was conducting a commercial vehicle inspection on a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer on Interstate 40 eastbound at mile marker 307 at approximately 9:33 a.m. today. It was during the inspection that the trooper ran a driver’s license validation check and discovered the driver had four felony warrants out of North Carolina.  The warrants included statutory rape (2), solicitation by computer (1) and indecent liberties with a child (1).

The driver, Shaun Michael Wiegand, 26, of Thomasville, N.C., was taken into custody and will await extradition back to Lexington, N.C. He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

Mr. Wiegand was transporting FedEx packages for U.S. Express. He was en route from North Carolina to California. 

The truck was released to the co-driver and returned to the roadway.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has no additional charges at this time.   

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

Road Closure Scheduled for Saturn Parkway Ramp in Maury County

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:56pm

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the ramp from Saturn Parkway West to US 31 South in Maury County for repairs. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, September 29 at 6:00 a.m.

During the closure, all traffic will be detoured. Motorists traveling Saturn Parkway West (State Route 396) will be diverted to the US 31 North ramp. Larger, commercial trucks will be allowed to continue on Saturn Parkway and make a U-turn at the GM plant.

Temporary lane closures are also possible on US 31 South near the ramp work. Traffic headed eastbound on Saturn Parkway will not be affected.

This operation could create traffic delays. Message boards are already in place to alert motorists to the closure. Tennessee Highway Patrol will be on-site to assist with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead.

The scheduled closure is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

The work is part of a $480,065 repair project, which consists of removal and replacement of all concrete approach slabs at the ends of the ramp. Earlier this year, old concrete was removed and replaced on the ramp as part of a separate project. The current project is expected to be completed by the end of October. The end result of all work will be safer, smoother lanes of travel.

For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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East Tennessee Construction Report for September 25-October 1, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:22pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 144:  Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as crews perform overhead bridge repairs. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 between Jefferson County Line and US 11W: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 35 between Bright Hope Road and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 107 near Edens Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours and use extreme caution through this traffic signal installation project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 between SR 350 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 at Bewley’s Bridge near Log Mile 0.5: Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in place, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 1 between Carter’s Valley Road and Tipton Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West between Mile Markers 416 and 430: On Monday, September 29, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various locations in this area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance.  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for slowed traffic and workers present in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North Ramp to I-640 West and SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and width reductions across this bridge as crews perform bridge repairs.  Trucks and buses should follow alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-275 North and South underneath Ramp Bridge to SR 9 (Clinton Highway): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, possible delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for lane closures, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on I-40 West between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews mill and resurface the roadway through this project. Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West between Mile Markers 8 and 3: On Sunday, September 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible rolling roadblocks to occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews perform attenuator repairs at Mile Marker 3. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.  Thru traffic should consider using I-40 during this time to avoid these closures.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 9/US 25 Clinton Highway between Jenso Road and Anderson County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Ebenezer Road at North Westland Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Marker 60 and the Tennessee River (MM 74): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and workers present as crews complete work on the entrance and exit ramps through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 341: I-40 West is reduced to one lane near Mile Marker 341 as crews begin repairs to the bridge over Oakdale/Blackwood Road.  Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures to remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through October 31, 2014. Motorists should be alert for slow traffic and expect potential delays through this project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East between Mile Markers 340 and 347: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through this area as maintenance crews perform slope mowing activities.  Motorists should reduce speeds, be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 63 between Rock Branch Loop (LM 2.58) and the Campbell County Line (LM 13.6): Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 456 between Log Mile 8 and Log Mile 10: Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 between Fort Henry Drive and Wilcox Drive: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews complete final items through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  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.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/

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