East Tennessee Construction Report for November 20-26, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:16pm

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 33 between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this intersection improvement project.  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 between Mile Markers 142 and 157: 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 as crews complete final items 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.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 37 at SR 67: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform intersection improvements in this area. 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.

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.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373): On Sunday, November 23, 2014, motorists should be alert for a temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails through this project. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 373): On Monday, November 24, 2014 and Tuesday, November 25, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures and rolling roadblocks between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install overhead signs in this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching 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. Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike and East Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road is closed to thru traffic for construction.  Sullivan Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic 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 expect lane closures and potential delays during daylight hours as crews perform milling operations between Ledgerwood Road and Tell Mynatt Road. 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.

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.

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):  On  Thursday, November 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and temporary traffic shifts on SR 66 between SR 139 Douglas Dam Road and Swaggerty Road South between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform road work in this area. 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.

UNICOI COUNTY, US 19W (State Route 36) Bridge over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4: US 19W (State Route 36) in Unicoi County is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4. The roadway is reduced to a single lane with nine (9) foot maximum width across the bridge during repairs.  Motorists with loads exceeding this width should seek alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be completed on or before April 30, 2015.

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/SULLIVAN COUNTY SR 75 over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate. The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic condensed down to two lanes.  Motorists should expect traffic to be congested in this area, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the second phase of the bridge is completed, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction along with two left turn lanes.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project.  These closures should not last more than a few minutes.  Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove.  Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels.  Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Motorists are asked to use 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 November 20-26, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:31pm

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, Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Friday November 21, 9PM through Monday November 24, 5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

Look Ahead:

  • Friday December 5, 9PM through Monday December 8, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.

 

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 Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.
  • Monday November 24 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon, There will be a traffic shift on SR 386 westbound at Conference Drive from MM 1.6 to MM 1.3 to include the exit ramp to Conference Drive.

 

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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Old Hickory Blvd, from Dickerson Pike to Gallatin Pike, so that milling, concrete work, and paving can be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Retracing of Pavement Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Thursday November 20 and Friday November 21, 9AM-3PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on the following routes so that testing of roadway striping may be done. Troopers will be utilized. All testing is weather dependent. All testing schedules are subject to change.
  • Thursday November 20 – I-65 at MM 92.9, 93.9, and 95.3
  • Friday November 21 – I-40 at MM 203.5, 216.1, 218.2, 218.7, and 219.8
  • Saturday November 22, 6AM-6PM, There will be a rolling lane closure and a short-term right lane closure on I-65 in both directions at Armory Drive so that on-call striping work may be done.  

 

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

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM–3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon,    There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and on SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pull box installation and conduit proving/repairs.

 

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

  • Saturday November 22, 6AM through Monday November 24, 6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 westbound, from MM 164 to MM 162, in order to perform field repairs to existing steel beam. One lane will remain open.

 

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

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 7AM-5PM and Wednesday November 26, 7AM-12Noon, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

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

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

SMITH COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on US 70N (SR 24/SR 53/Cookeville Hwy) over Caney Fork River

  • Thursday November 20 through Monday December 15, Traffic will be reduced to one lane on US 70N for grading operations. Traffic will be controlled by use of temporary traffic signals in that area.

 

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

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon, There will be lane closures for permanent striping and installation of bridge expansion joints.

 

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

  • Sunday November 23 through Tuesday November 25, 8PM-6AM, There will be temporary lane closures on Concord Road in order to install signal poles.

 

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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.
  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon (weather permitting), There will be alternating lane closure on Goose Creek Bypass at the top of the interstate ramps for paving operations.

 

Look ahead:

  • Thursday December 4, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61.5 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling and paving.
  • Friday December 5, 8PM through Monday December 8, 5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling, paving, and striping to accomplish traffic switch.

 

Relensing of Snowplowable Pavement Markers on Various Interstates and State Routes

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 8PM-6AM, There will be moving lane closures at the following locations in order to relense snowplowable markers.

Cheatham County

  • I-24 from MM 28 to 31

Davidson County

  • I-24 from MM 32 to 44, 51 to 53, and 56 to 63
  • I-40 from MM 191 to 203 and 209 to 213
  • I-65 from MM 74 to 83 and 89 to 95
  • SR 155 (Briley Parkway) from MM 6 (I-40 Interchange) to MM 27.4 (Robertson Ave)

Robertson County

  • I-24 from MM 17 to 23

Rutherford County

  • I-24 from MM 77 to 82

Williamson County

  • I-65 from MM 65 to 73

Wilson County

  • I-40 from MM 222 to 225

 

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

  • Thursday November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12 Noon, 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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon, 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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 9AM-3PM and Wednesday November 26, 9AM-12Noon, 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 November 20 through Tuesday November 25, 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 November 20 and Friday November 21, 9AM-3PM, There will be mobile operations on I-40 in both directions, between MM 207 and MM 209, for drain cleaning operations.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.

 

TDOT Bridge Inspection

Davidson County

  • Thursday November 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on Hillwood Blvd westbound over the CSX RR and Richland Creek in the Belle Meade area will be closed for bridge inspection. One lane will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Friday December 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Lebanon Road), from Rose Street to Old Lebanon Pike, in order for NES to remove control cable from the existing pole line.
  • From now through Monday December 15, 9AM-2:30PM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Charlotte Pike), from Sawyer Brown Rd to SR 251 (Old Hickory Blvd), in order for NES to replace existing poles & anchors.
  • From now through Wednesday December 17, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 from (Old Hickory Blvd), from Brick Church Pike to Dickerson Pike, in order for NES to rebuild the pole line in a west to east direction.

 

Smith County

  • Sunday November 23, 8AM–10AM, There will be two rolling roadblocks on I-40 in both directions at MM 257, near the Middleton Hwy 151 overpass bridge, in order to pull strand and fiber over the interstate.

 

Wilson County

  • Wednesday November 19 through Tuesday November 25, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 171 (S Mt. Juliet Rd) at Providence Parkway in order for Piedmont Gas to install 20’ of 6” gas main in the northbound, outside lane.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

Instituform Technologies

  • From now through Friday November 21, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Dickerson Pike), from Ben Allen Road to E Trinity Lane, in order to perform maintenance on sanitary sewer lines.

 

HCA 

  • From now through Wednesday April 29, 2015, 6AM, 10AM and/or 2PM, The on-ramp to I-40 westbound from Charlotte Avenue (downtown) will be closed for 5-10 minutes for blasting operations in the area. This will occur weekly, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

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

Highway 70 Reduced to One Lane at Benton McMillan Bridge in Smith County

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:14pm

Lanes Reduced to Prepare for Traffic Shift

CARTHAGE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic on Highway 70 North (SR 24/SR 53/Cookeville Highway) at the Benton McMillan Bridge in Carthage. During the shift, two lanes will be reduced to a single lane of travel for road realignment.

The lane reduction will be in place Thursday, November 20, through Monday, December 15, 2014.

This operation will allow crews to tie-in the existing Highway 70 with the new route alignment, which connects to the newly constructed bridge over Caney Fork River. Right of way constraints and utility conflicts would not allow crews to widen the route and provide two lanes of travel during construction. 

The lane reduction will extend east from Helms Bend Road approximately 500 feet to the end of the project. Advance warning signs will be posted, and a temporary traffic signal will be installed for traffic control.

The time estimated to complete the work is 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 work is part of a larger project to replace a 1930s truss-style bridge along Highway 70. The $5.8 million project is expected to be finished in May 2015.

 

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. 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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Tennessee Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff's Office Make Dozens of Arrests Following Identity Crimes Investigation

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:16pm

MEMPHIS --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint operation on Tuesday across Shelby County to arrest dozens of suspects charged with felony identity theft and forgery charges. State troopers and sheriff’s deputies executed arrest warrants on individuals allegedly involved in a fraudulent check cashing conspiracy utilizing a State of Tennessee account number. In all, 99 suspects have been charged in this case.

Troopers and deputies began serving the warrants at 6 a.m., transporting many of the suspects to a mobile command unit located at Shelby County Jail East. A list of the suspects in custody will be released separately.

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham made the arrest announcement at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. They were joined by Shelby County District Attorney General Weirich, whose office is prosecuting the cases.

The investigation into the alleged check cashing scheme started last December after the Tennessee Department of Treasury alerted the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit about fraudulent checks using a state account number. The checks were cashed at various Wal-Mart stores in the Memphis area and linked to a State of Tennessee account.  However, the state did not lose any funds because the Federal Reserve stopped payment on the checks cashed.

Investigators in the Identity Crimes Unit worked with Wal-Mart security personnel and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office over the last several months as they investigated the case.

Each suspect allegedly cashed a check for approximately $300 and is specifically charged with forgery and identity theft (both Class E felonies). The total amount of checks cashed is $41,208. The investigation is ongoing and more suspects could be identified.

“This was a very time consuming and labor intensive investigation. When you have 99 co-conspirators allegedly involved in a crime of this type, it takes a great deal of expertise and resources. We created the Identity Crimes Unit exactly for investigating these types of crimes across Tennessee,” Commissioner Gibbons said.

“The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with the state and to help round up the wanted suspects. We will do anything we can do to aid in the apprehension of these individuals,” Sheriff Oldham said.

“This was a widespread criminal effort to cheat Tennessee taxpayers and retailers,” General Weirich said. “Thanks to the good work by state investigators and local law enforcement, these 99 defendants have been put out of commission and now will be brought to justice in court.”

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

 

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Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Consolidates Hickory Ridge Reinstatement Center

TN.gov Safety - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:58am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that the Hickory Ridge Reinstatement Center, located inside the Hickory Ridge Mall, will merge with the East Shelby Drive Driver Services Center located at 3200 East Shelby Drive in Memphis.  The merger comes as part of an overall effort to improve effectiveness and efficiency with the state’s driver license services    

The Hickory Ridge Reinstatement Center will cease all operations effective at the close of business on Wednesday, November 26. After that date, citizens who need to reinstate their driving privileges after a revocation or suspension must visit the driver services center on East Shelby Drive. 

“After reviewing the volume of customers at the reinstatement center, the Hickory Ridge location ultimately did not meet our needs to provide the best customer service possible,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “The facility at East Shelby Drive has both the staff and the space to handle reinstatement transactions, which typically take longer than other services. We will use our existing resources to provide the most efficient and effective ways to service the citizens of Shelby County,” he added.

The East Shelby Drive facility will continue to operate as a full-service driver service center, handling standard transactions, such as license renewals and the issuance of licenses to new drivers, new residents, and those who need replacements due to licenses being lost or stolen.

The East Shelby Drive center will operate from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (All state offices, including driver service centers will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.)

Gibbons noted that the department will continue to evaluate its options in order to improve its level of service to citizens.

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

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Command Staff Changes

TN.gov Safety - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:34am

NASHVILLE --- Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced changes to the highway patrol’s top command staff.  John Albertson has been promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel, supervising the agency’s Field Operations Bureau. Stacy Williams has been promoted from Captain to Major, supervising the Special Investigations Bureau. The promotions for both patrol veterans are effective immediately.

The command staff changes were prompted by the retirement of Lt. Col. Richard “Dean” Hurley, who joined the THP in 1977. He has served as Lt. Col. since 2013.

Albertson has led the Special Investigations Bureau since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Lieutenant and statewide commander of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Albertson has served in various assignments within the Criminal Investigations Division, including several years as narcotics investigator.

Albertson started his career with the THP in 1987 as a road trooper assigned to Wilson and Rutherford Counties.  Albertson has been through numerous training classes and is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Roane State Community College and is currently earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

“John has demonstrated tremendous leadership in his previous role as major,” Trott said.  “He led his division to new levels of performance and accomplished every goal he established back in 2006. There is no doubt that his track record and success rate will continue to flourish as lieutenant colonel.” 

Joining the THP in 1994, Williams is a 20-year veteran of the state’s highway patrol. Prior to this promotion, he served as Captain and directed the department’s Identity Crimes Unit since its inception in April 2012. He recently received a Colonel’s Achievement Award for his work in Identity Crimes. Williams also has acted as a Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), as well as Interim Director for CID. He has the experience in the field as a troop lieutenant and road sergeant, and served in an administrative role as an administrative lieutenant for a THP District Office. Williams is also a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police and Staff Command.   

“Stacy’s list of accomplishments is both long and impressive,” Trott proclaimed. “He has demonstrated his professionalism and commitment to service throughout his career. I’m confident that his experience and skills will only help push our agency forward.”

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 November 13-19, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:27am

ANDERSON COUNTY, Emory Valley Road between Davidson Lane and Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

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 33 between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this intersection improvement project.  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 between Mile Markers 142 and 157: 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 as crews complete final items 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.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 37 at SR 67: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform intersection improvements in this area. 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.

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, SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews complete final items through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 133 between Log Miles 0 and 11.4:  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-40 East and West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Thursday, November 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures and rolling roadblocks between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install overhead signs in this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near Campbell Station Road (Exit 372): On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, motorists should be alert for a temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews mill the shoulder in this area in preparation for an upcoming traffic shift through this project. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 391: On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge deck inspections. Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching 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. Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike and East Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road is closed to thru traffic for construction.  Sullivan Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic 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 expect lane closures and potential delays during daylight hours as crews perform milling operations between Ledgerwood Road and Tell Mynatt Road. 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 168 Gov. John Sevier Highway near Coatney Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  as crews perform roadside maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect 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 East near Mile Marker 340: On Friday, November 14, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. as crews perform roadway work in this area.  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution approaching 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):  On Wednesday, November 18, 2014 through Thursday, November 19, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and temporary traffic shifts on SR 66 between SR 139 Douglas Dam Road and Swaggerty Road South between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform road work in this area. 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.

UNICOI COUNTY, US 19W (State Route 36) Bridge over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4: US 19W (State Route 36) in Unicoi County is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4. The roadway is reduced to a single lane with nine (9) foot maximum width across the bridge during repairs.  Motorists with loads exceeding this width should seek alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be completed on or before April 30, 2015.

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/SULLIVAN COUNTY SR 75 over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate. The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic condensed down to two lanes.  Motorists should expect traffic to be congested in this area, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the second phase of the bridge is completed, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction along with two left turn lanes.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project.  These closures should not last more than a few minutes.  Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove.  Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels.  Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Motorists are asked to use 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 November 13-19, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:02pm

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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-6AM, (including weekend), There will be lanes closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 96 to MM 99, so that paving, permanent striping, and expansion joints may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Thursday November 13, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
  • Friday November 14, 9PM, through Monday November 17, 5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions (alternating), between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open on I-40 westbound. One lane will remain open on I-40 eastbound.
  • Tuesday November 18 through Wednesday November 19, 9PM -5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

Look Ahead:

  • Friday November 21, 9PM through Monday November 24, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.

 

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 Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.
  • Thursday November 13 through Friday November 14, 9AM-3PM, There will be a traffic shift on Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive, from MM 1.6 to MM 1.3, to include the exit ramp to Conference Drive.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Monday November 24 through Wednesday November 26, 9AM-3PM, There will be a traffic shift on Vietnam Veterans Drive at Conference Drive, from MM 1.6 to MM 1.3, to include the exit ramp to Conference Drive.

 

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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Old Hickory Blvd, from Dickerson Pike to Gallatin Pike, so that milling, concrete work, and paving can be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Retracing of Pavement Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Thursday November 13 and Tuesday November 18, 9AM–3PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on the following routes so that testing of roadway striping may be done. Troopers will be utilized. All testing is weather dependent. All testing schedules are subject to change.
  • Thursday November 13 – I-40 at MM 203.5, 216.1, 218.2, 218.7, and 219.8
  • Tuesday November 18 – I-65 at MM 92.9, 93.9, and 95.3

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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.

 

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

  • Saturday November 15, 6AM through Monday November 17, 6AM There will be a lane closure on I-40 westbound, from MM 164 to MM 162, in order to perform field repairs to existing steel beam. One lane will remain open.

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Misc Safety Improvements on SR 258 (New Shackle Island Road) at the intersection of Stop 30 Road/Old Shackle Island Road

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on New Shackle Island Road in order to set barrier rail. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic.

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 9AM-3PM, There will be short-term traffic stoppages as necessary for paving, striping, and painting.

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures at the intersection of Concord Road and General MacArthur Drive and the intersection of Concord Road and Lipscomb Drive so that signal pole equipment may be installed.

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during paving operations.
  • Saturday November 15, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on Concord Road, from Chestnut Springs Road to Waller Road, in order to shift traffic. 

 

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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.
  • Thursday November 13, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61.0 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling and paving.
  • Friday November 14, 8PM through Monday November 17, 5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling, paving & striping to accomplish traffic shift.

 

Relensing of Snowplowable Pavement Markers on Various Interstates and State Routes

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-6AM, There will be moving lane closures at the following locations in order to relense snowplowable markers.

Cheatham County

  • I-24 from MM 28 to 31

Davidson County

  • I-24 from MM 32 to 44, 51 to 53, and 56 to 63
  • I-40 from MM 191 to 203 and 209 to 213
  • I-65 from MM 74 to 83 and 89 to 95
  • SR 155 (Briley Parkway) from MM 6 (I-40 Interchange) to MM 27.4 (Robertson Ave)

Robertson County

  • I-24 from MM 17 to 23

Rutherford County

  • I-24 from MM 77 to 82

Williamson County

  • I-65 from MM 65 to 73

Wilson County

  • I-40 from MM 222 to 225

 

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

  • Thursday November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 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 November 13 through Wednesday November 19, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations on I-40 between Demonbreun Street and Rosa Parks Blvd for drain inspection.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.

 

TDOT Bridge Inspection

Rutherford County

  • Tuesday November 18, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 840 in both directions, at MM 65 over Hurricane Creek, for bridge inspection. One lane will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Monday November 17, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) at 32nd Street in the Lakewood community in order for SBW Constructors to open-cut the roadway to install 8” sewer line in the northbound lane.
  • From now through Tuesday November 18, 9AM-3PM, (excluding Saturday and Sunday), There will be lane closures on SR 106 (21st Avenue S), north of Grand Avenue, in order for Metro Water to install 10” sewer main, 10” storm water connection, and new fire hydrant assembly.
  • From now through Friday December 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Lebanon Road), from Rose Street to Old Lebanon Pike, in order for NES to remove control cable from the existing pole line.
  • From now through Monday December 15, 9AM-2:30PM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Charlotte Pike), from Sawyer Brown Rd to SR 251 (Old Hickory Blvd), in order for NES to replace existing poles & anchors.
  • From now through Wednesday December 17, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 from (Old Hickory Blvd), from Brick Church Pike to Dickerson Pike, in order for NES to rebuild the pole line in a west to east direction.

 

Wilson County

  • From now through Tuesday November 18, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 171 (S Mt. Juliet Rd) at Providence Parkway in order for Piedmont Gas to install 20’ of 6” gas main in the northbound, outside lane.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

Instituform Technologies

  • From now through Friday November 21, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Dickerson Pike), from Ben Allen Road to E Trinity Lane, in order to perform maintenance on sanitary sewer lines.

 

HCA 

  • From now through Wednesday April 29, 2015, 6AM, 10AM and/or 2PM, The on-ramp to I-40 westbound from Charlotte Avenue (downtown) will be closed for 5-10 minutes for blasting operations in the area. This will occur weekly, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

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

TDOT Project to Close South Crest Road Bridge in Chattanooga for Several Months

TN.gov Transportation - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:50am

Traffic Advisory

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Beginning Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga as a major repair project gets underway.

The contractor for the $1.6 million bridge repair project is Mid-State Construction Company, Inc. of Livingston, Tennessee.  The project completion date is on or before August 31, 2015. 

During the project, the entire bridge deck, parapets, and bridge joints will be removed and replaced. Because of the structural configuration of the bridge, there is no way to perform this work with traffic on the bridge. 

The section of East Main Street beneath the South Crest Road Bridge will also be closed while the contractor removes and replaces the bridge deck on the portion of the bridge directly overhead. This precaution is necessary to ensure the safety of the motoring public and pedestrians. This portion of the project is scheduled to be completed by next spring, at which time East Main Street will be reopened to traffic.

Detours will be posted for the duration of the project.

Additionally, there will be times during the project when work will require temporary lane closures on I-24 beneath the South Crest Road Bridge.  These interstate lane closures will only be allowed at nighttime on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site 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 Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511

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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TDOT Commissioner Officially Opens U.S. Hwy. 41 Bridge in Marion County

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:11pm

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today to celebrate the official opening of the newly-completed bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County, Tenn.

The new concrete and steel structure has two 12-foot lanes and full 10-foot shoulders and replaces a nearby 1929 truss bridge.  The contractor on the $21.5 million project is Britton Bridge, LLC of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. 

“We are pleased to be here today to celebrate the opening of this important structure with our local partners and the citizens of Marion County,” said Commissioner Schroer.  “This bridge will not only serve the citizens of Marion County, it will be an asset to the entire region, as U.S. Hwy. 41 is an important route that is often used as an alternate for I-24.”

Work began on the bridge replacement project in March 2011. Unforeseen issues with rock beneath the river near the site of some of the new bridge piers added more than a year of additional work to the project and also forced the closure of the existing bridge, which was originally planned to remain open until the new bridge was complete.  The old 1929 truss bridge was permanently closed to all traffic on January 9, 2012. 

Joining Commissioner Schroer at the ribbon cutting was Ms. Madge Elizabeth Boggild.  As a small child, Ms. Boggild rode with her father in the first vehicle ever to cross the adjacent 1929 truss bridge.  In January 2012, Ms. Boggild was in the last vehicle across the truss bridge before it was closed to traffic.  Today she came full circle and rode in the first vehicle to officially cross the Tennessee River on the brand new bridge.

Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Representative David Alexander (R-Winchester), and Representative Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) represent Marion County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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I-26 to Close Temporarily on Saturday night in Washington County

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:32am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Motorists should be aware of temporary traffic changes on I-26 in Gray at Exit 13 this weekend.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th, the right lane in both directions on I-26 will be closed at Exit 13.  Full closure of I-26 will start at 10 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. the following morning.

I-26 Eastbound traffic will take Exit 8B to merge onto I-81 North for two miles, and then take Exit 59.  Traffic will then turn right onto State Route 36 for nine miles, then turn right onto State Route 354 for one mile before merging onto I-26 East.

Westbound traffic will still take Exit 13, but then use the on ramp to return to the interstate.

Detour signs and message boards will be in place to assist motorists through the detours.

Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

This work schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions and may require adjustments in the event of inclement weather.

For more information on travel conditions across Tennessee visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5-1-1 from any land line or cell phone.  TDOT is also 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. 
 

Traffic Shift Planned for I-65 in Williamson County

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:28pm

Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on Interstate 65 between State Route 840 and State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in Franklin. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, November 7, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 10, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at MM 59. One lane will remain open.
  • Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, November 17, 5:00 a.m., there will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61. One lane will remain open.

 

The lane closures will allows crews to mill, pave, and stripe the roadway, and then shift traffic from the outside lanes to the inside lanes of travel. The shift will extend the length of the project, approximately four miles. Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be two travel lanes in each direction.

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.

This operation is part of a $46 million project to widen I-65 from two to four lanes in each direction, and to modify the interchange and widen the roadway on SR 248 in Williamson County.

 

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. 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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Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure November 6-12, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:26pm

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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 8PM-6AM, (including weekend), There will be lane closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 96 to MM 99, so that paving, permanent striping, and expansion joints may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Wednesday November 5 through Friday November 7, 9PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 in both directions, from MM 212 to MM 209, and on I-24 in both directions, from MM 49 to MM 48, for installation of construction signs.
  • Monday November 10 through Thursday November 13, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

  • Friday November 7, 9PM through Monday November 10, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Friday November 14, 9PM through Monday November 17, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.

 

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 Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.
  • Monday November 10 through Friday November 14, 9AM-3PM, There will be a traffic shift on Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive, from MM 1.6 to MM 1.3, to include the exit ramp to Conference Drive.
  • Sunday November 9, 6AM-12 Noon, There will be a temporary ramp closure on the Vietnam Veterans Blvd southbound exit ramp to Conference Drive to install a high mast pole.  Flaggers will be used.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Monday November 24 through Wednesday November 26, 9AM-3PM, There will be a traffic shift on Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive from MM 1.6 to MM 1.3, to include the exit ramp to Conference Drive.

 

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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Old Hickory Blvd, from Dickerson Pike to Gallatin Pike, so that milling, concrete work, and paving can be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Retracing of Pavement Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Thursday November 6 and Wednesday November 12, 9AM-3PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on the following routes so that testing of roadway striping may be done. Troopers will be utilized. All testing is weather dependent. All testing schedules are subject to change.
  • Thursday November 6 – I-40 at MM 203.5, 216.1, 218.2, 218.7, and 219.8
  • Wednesday November 12 – I-65 at MM 92.9, 93.9, and 95.3

 

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

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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.

 

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

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

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

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12 9AM-3PM, There will be short-term traffic stoppages as necessary for paving, striping, and painting.

 

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

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions, between MM 61 and MM 63, for blasting.
  • Thursday November 6, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at MM 61.5 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling and paving.
  • Friday November 7, 8PM through Monday November 10, 5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at MM 59 for milling, paving & striping to accomplish traffic switch.
  • Monday November 10 through Wednesday November 12, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on Goose Creek Bypass at the top of ramps for paving.  Flaggers will be used.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Friday November 14, 8PM through Monday November 17, 5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at MM 61 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling, paving & striping to accomplish traffic switch.

 

Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on Various State Routes

Bedford County*

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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.

 

Relensing of Snowplowable Pavement Markers on Various Interstates and State Routes

  • Saturday November 8 through Wednesday November 12, 8PM-6AM, There will be moving lane closures at the following locations in order to relense snowplowable markers.

Cheatham County

  • I-24 from MM 28 to 31

Davidson County

  • I-24 from MM 32 to 44, 51 to 53, and 56 to 63
  • I-40 from MM 191 to 203 and 209 to 213
  • I-65 from MM 74 to 83 and 89 to 95
  • SR 11 (Nolensville Pike) from Shane Point Place to Kinhawk Drive
  • SR 100 from Williamson-Davidson County line to Heady Drive
  • SR 155 (Briley Parkway) from I-40 to Interchange 11, I-24 to SR 12 (Ashland City Highway), and Centennial Blvd to Robertson Ave

 

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

  • Thursday November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 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 November 6 through Wednesday November 12, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations on I-40 between Demonbreun Street and Rosa Parks Blvd for drain inspection.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday November 6, 9AM-3PM, There will be one lane closed on I-24 westbound at MM 43 (near SR 155/Briley Pkwy) to repair asphalt.  One lane will remain open westbound. All repairs are weather dependent.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

Monday  November 10 through Tuesday November 18, 9AM-3PM, (excluding Saturday and Sunday), There will be lane closures on SR 106 (21st Avenue S), north of Grand Avenue, in order to for Metro Water to install 10” sewer main, 10” storm water connection, and new fire hydrant assembly.

Thursday November 6 through Friday December 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on US 70/SR 24 (Lebanon Pike) from Rose Street to Old Lebanon Road in order for NES to remove control cable from an existing pole line.

Sunday November 9, 6AM–9AM, There will be two rolling roadblocks on US 31E/SR 6 (Ellington Parkway) in both directions, between Granada Avenue and Douglas Avenue, in order to pull strand & fiber over the roadway.

From now through Friday November 7, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Lebanon Road), between the 1800 to 2100 blocks, in order for Piedmont Gas to renew four ¾” gas lines.

From now through Monday November 17, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) at 32nd Street in the Lakewood community in order for SBW Constructors to open-cut the roadway to install 8” sewer line.

From now through Monday December 15, 9AM-2:30PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Charlotte Pike), from Sawyer Brown Road to SR 251 (Old Hickory Blvd), in order for NES to replace existing poles & anchors.

From now through Wednesday December 17, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd), from Brick Church Pike to Dickerson Pike, in order for NES to rebuild the pole line in a west to east direction.

 

Smith County

Sunday November 9, 8AM–10AM, There will be two rolling roadblocks on I-40 in both directions, between Exits 254 and 258, near the Middleton Hwy 151 overpass bridge, in order to pull strand & fiber over the interstate.

 

Wilson County

Sunday November 9 through Tuesday November 18, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 171 (S Mt Juliet Road) northbound at Providence Parkway in order for Piedmont Gas to install 20’ of 6” gas main.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

Instituform Technologies

  • From now through Friday November 21, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Dickerson Pike), from Ben Allen Road to E Trinity Lane, in order to perform maintenance on sanitary sewer lines.

 

HCA 

  • From now through Wednesday April 29, 2015, 6AM, 10AM and/or 2PM, The on-ramp to I-40 westbound from Charlotte Avenue (downtown) will be closed for 5-10 minutes for blasting operations in the area. This will occur weekly, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

NBIS Bridge Safety Inspection

  • Saturday November 8, 8AM-4PM, There will be lanes closures on SR 12 (Fort Campbell Blvd, between Gate 1 and Gate 2) in both directions, from MM 20 to MM 20.5, in order for NBIS to inspect a 110’ single span, steel girder railroad bridge owned by the United States Army.

 

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 Officers

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

TDOT to Hold Ribbon Cutting on U.S. Hwy. 41 Bridge over Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:53am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join with state and local officials to celebrate the official opening of a new bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County, Tenn. on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Who:
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer
State Senator Janice Bowling
State Representative David Alexander
State Representative Billy Spivey
Marion County Mayor David Jackson

What:
Official Opening of U.S. Hwy. 41 Bridge over Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County, Tenn.

When:
Friday, November 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. CST – Ribbon Cutting

Where:
On U.S. Hwy. 41 at the end of the new bridge that is nearer to Chattanooga.

Directions:
From Chattanooga via I-24 West, take Exit 161 (SR-156) and turn right toward Haletown/New Hope.  From Nashville via I-24 East, take Exit 161 (SR-156) and turn left toward Haletown/New Hope. 
After you travel approximately 1/2 mile, SR-156 becomes SR-134.  Continue following SR-134 until you reach the U.S. Hwy. 41 intersection.  Turn left toward the bridge.  Parking will be available on the roadway.

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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
Office 423-510-1164
Mobile 423-595-3476

East Tennessee Construction Report for November 6-12, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:43am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 127: On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and Thursday, November 13, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

ANDERSON COUNTY, Emory Valley Road between Davidson Lane and Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

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: 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.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 37 at SR 67: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform intersection improvements in this area. 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 COUNTY, SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8:  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.

JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 133 between Log Miles 0 and 11.4:  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 possible 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, 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. Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike and East Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road is closed to thru traffic for construction.  Sullivan Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic 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 expect lane closures and potential delays on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014 during daylight hours as crews perform milling operations between Ledgerwood Road and Tell Mynatt Road. 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 168 Gov. John Sevier Highway near Coatney Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  as crews perform roadside maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect 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.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 and SR 444 Tellico Parkway: On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, motorists utilizing SR 444 at the junction of US 321/SR 73 should be alert for temporary traffic diversions directed by officers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews set bridge beams in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in 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):  On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 through Thursday, November 13, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on the southbound side of SR 66 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for bridge deck concrete placement. 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.

UNICOI COUNTY, US 19W (State Route 36) Bridge over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4: Beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, US 19W (State Route 36) in Unicoi County will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin bridge repairs over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4. The roadway will be reduced to a single lane with nine (9) foot maximum width across the bridge during repairs.  Motorists with loads exceeding this width should seek alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be completed on or before April 30, 2015.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  On Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures across the bridge during daylight hours as crews perform bridge work. 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: I-26 will be closed at Exit 13 the evening of Saturday, November 8, 2014. The right lane in both directions will be closed beginning at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  Full road closures will then take place at 10:00 pm and run until 6:00 am the following morning.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured beginning at the I-81 interchange.  Traffic will take Exit 8B to merge onto I-81 Northbound and will continue two miles to take Exit 59.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, traffic will turn right onto SR 36 and continue straight for nine miles and then turn right onto SR 354.  Traffic will continue on SR 354 for one mile before merging onto I-26 Eastbound.  Detour signs and message boards will assist traffic throughout the detour.  Westbound traffic will be forced to take Exit 13, but will be directed to the entrance ramp to get right back on the interstate.  A uniformed official will be coordinating the traffic signal at this ramp.  Motorists should expect delays and congested traffic in this area during the specified time.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY SR 75 over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate. The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic condensed down to two lanes.  Motorists should expect traffic to be congested in this area, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the second phase of the bridge is completed, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction along with two left turn lanes.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project.  These closures should not last more than a few minutes.  Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove.  Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels.  Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Motorists are asked to use 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.
 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit Helps Locate Armed Robbery Suspect in Montgomery County

TN.gov Safety - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:20pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helped locate a male suspect in Montgomery County who was wanted for armed robbery in a neighboring county on Tuesday night.

The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office requested aviation support, after the suspect allegedly robbed the Eckerds Pharmacy in Ashland City by gunpoint on Tuesday. Local law enforcement officials engaged the suspect in a pursuit northbound on Highway 12 into Montgomery County, where the suspect crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Highway 12 and the bypass. He then fled on foot.

THP Lieutenant Brad Lund, the pilot, and Trooper Lee Russell, were on a training assignment when they received the request for aviation assistance at approximately 5:50 p.m. Tuesday evening.  The aviation and special operations troopers arrived at the search location at 6:45 p.m. and began a F.L.I.R. search. (A Forward-Looking Infra-Red that detects infrared energy (heat) and produces a thermal image).

Trooper Russell observed a subject on F.L.I.R. walking away from the search area and determined it was the suspect in question. The state troopers followed the suspect by air as he crossed Highway 12 and eventually into a wooded ravine, which was outside of the ground search area.

The state troopers notified the officers on the ground and directed them to the general location of the suspect. By then, the suspect had entered into the woods and was no longer in view on F.L.I.R.; however, the aviation troopers believed the subject had taken cover along a small bluff. They further directed a Montgomery County K-9 unit to the last known location of the subject, where he was found hiding under a small overhang.

The suspect, Larry James Bradley, 43, was taken into custody at approximately 7:34 p.m. without further incident. He had allegedly committed two home invasions and a carjacking after crashing his vehicle, it was later discovered.  

Booking photos may be obtained from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. 

Upon arriving to the scene, it took the THP aviation unit 32 minutes to locate the suspect and an additional 17 minutes to lead local officials to his location.    

“Our Aviation Unit is one of the best in the country and a real asset to the highway patrol and our local law enforcement partners across the state. Their work last night is just one example of how they help provide greater public safety to the citizens of Tennessee,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.

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

Major Weekend Closures Planned for I-40/I-240 Interchange Project

TN.gov Transportation - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

November 4, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERT

Interstate Closures Continue for Beam Installation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be closing sections of the interstate system 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. The closures are necessary as crews install beams over existing roadways including Sam Cooper Boulevard and the I-240 westbound flyover.

Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.:

The following will be CLOSED (detours provided):

  • East and westbound Sam Cooper Boulevard
  • I-240 eastbound connecting to I-40 westbound, including Exit 12C to go westbound Sam Cooper from westbound I-240
  • I-240 westbound (flyover) towards Jackson, MS from I-40 westbound

Traffic will be encouraged to use SR 385 as an alternate route. Detour maps and information will be provided on the project web site. http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/i40-240memphis/

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 responsibly.  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 Places Second in 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge

TN.gov Safety - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:22pm

NASHVILLE---Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott accepted the second place award for one of the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies in the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge at the international organization’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla., last week. This is the fourth consecutive year that the THP has earned second in the overall National Law Enforcement Challenge.

“Tennessee has recorded some of the lowest traffic fatalities on record for the past three years,” Colonel Trott said. “Our state troopers work hard to make our state’s roadways safer, and I’m proud that their work is being recognized on the national level.”

In a special category, the THP also won the honor for Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety by a state police agency for its year-round efforts in commercial vehicle enforcement and education. Last year, Tennessee State Troopers took top honors in the impaired driving category.

The National Law Enforcement Challenge is a competition between law enforcement agencies of similar sizes and types. The THP competed in the State Police/Highway Patrol category for agencies with 501-1,500 officers. As part of the challenge, the state’s Highway Patrol submitted an application documenting its efforts and effectiveness in traffic safety enforcement.

“This honor would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of every Tennessee state trooper.  They are deserving of this recognition, and should be proud to be a national leader in traffic enforcement and public safety,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.  Commissioner Gibbons heads the state’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security.   

The IACP is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization of police executive with more than 20,000 members in some 200 countries.

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

 

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure October 30-November 5, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:00pm

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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Sunday November 2), There will be lanes closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 96 to MM 99 so that milling, paving, and expansion joints may be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Wednesday October 29 through Tuesday November 4, 9PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 in both directions, from MM 212 to MM 209, and on I-24 in both directions, from MM 49 to MM 48, for installation of construction signs.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Monday November 10 through Thursday November 13, 9PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for repairs to the pedestrian crosswalk bridge. Two lanes will remain open westbound and one lane will remain open eastbound.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

Look Ahead:

  • Friday November 7, 9PM through Monday November 10, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.
  • Friday November 14, 9PM through Monday November 17, 5AM, The exit ramp from I-40 West to Church Street will be closed to excavate and relocate the existing 24” water main.

 

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 Vietnam Veterans Blvd at Conference Drive for installation of lighting.

 

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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Old Hickory Blvd from Dickerson Pike to Gallatin Pike so that milling, concrete work, and paving can be done.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Retracing of Pavement Markings on Various Interstate and State Routes

  • Thursday October 30 and Wednesday November 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on the following routes so that testing of roadway striping may be done. Troopers will be utilized. All testing is weather dependent. All testing schedules are subject to change.
  • Thursday October 30 – I-24 at MM 43.7, 44.3, and 52.5; SR 386 (Vietnam Veteran Blvd) at MM 1.4
  • Wednesday November 5 – I-65 at MM 92.9, 93.9, and 95.3

 

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

  • Thursday October 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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.

 

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

  • Thursday October 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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)

  • Thursday October 30 and Friday October 31, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 29 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 1 PM, (excluding weekends), There will be rolling road blocks on I-65 in both directions between MM 61 and MM 63 for blasting.
  • Wednesday November 5, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 in both directions at mile marker 61.5 (Exit 61/Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) for milling and paving.

 

Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on Various State Routes

Bedford County*

  • Thursday October 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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.

 

Relensing of Snowplowable Pavement Markers on Various Interstates and State Routes

  • Monday November 3 through Wednesday November 5, 8PM-6AM, There will be moving lane closures at the following locations in order to relense snowplowable markers.

Cheatham County

  • I-24 from MM 28 to 31

Davidson County

  • I-24 from MM 32 to 44, 51 to 53, and 56 to 63
  • I-40 from MM 191 to 203 and 209 to 213
  • I-65 from MM 74 to 83 and 89 to 95
  • SR 11 (Nolensville Pike) from Shane Point Place to Kinhawk Drive
  • SR 100 from Williamson-Davidson County line to Heady Drive
  • SR 155 (Briley Parkway) from I-40 to Interchange 11, I-24 to SR 12 (Ashland City Highway), and Centennial Blvd to Robertson Ave

 

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

  • Thursday October 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 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 30 through Wednesday November 5, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations on I-40 between Demonbreun Street and Rosa Parks Blvd for drain inspection. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday October 30, 9AM-3PM, There will be one lane closed on I-24 eastbound at MM 43 (SR 155/Briley Pkwy) to repair asphalt.  One lane will remain open at all times.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Sunday November 2, 6:30AM–12Noon, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-40 in both directions, near MM 242.0 in Lebanon, in order for MTEMC to replace conductors. 
  • Monday November 3 through Monday December 15, 9AM-2:30PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Charlotte Pike) from Sawyer Brown Road to SR 251 (Old Hickory Blvd) in order for NES to replace existing poles and anchors.
  • Monday November 3 through Monday November 17, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) at 32nd Street in the Lakewood Community in order for SBW Constructors to open-cut into the roadway and install 8” sewer line in the southbound and outside lanes.
  • From now through Friday November 7, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Lebanon Road) in both directions, between the 1800 and 2100 blocks, in order for Piedmont Gas to renew four ¾” gas lines.
  • From now through Sunday November 9, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 106 (21st Avenue), north of Grand Avenue, in order for Metro Water to install 10” sewer main, 10” storm water connection, new fire hydrant assembly.
  • From now through Wednesday November 26, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzle Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.
  • From now through Wednesday December 17, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) from Brick Church Pike to Dickerson Pike in order for NES to rebuild a pole line.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

Instituform Technologies

  • Monday November 3 through Friday November 21, 7PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Dickerson Pike), from Ben Allen Road to E Trinity Lane, in order to perform maintenance on sanitary sewer lines.

 

HCA 

  • Now through Wednesday April 29, 2015, 6AM, The on-ramp to I-40 westbound from Charlotte Avenue (downtown) will be closed for 5-10 minutes for blasting operations in the area. This will occur weekly, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

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

East Tennessee Construction Report for October 30-November 5, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:25pm

ANDERSON COUNTY, Emory Valley Road between Davidson Lane and Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge: Beginning Monday, November 3, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, I-140 near Mile Marker 11 (US 129): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures on Monday, November 3, 2014 and Tuesday, November 4, 2014, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform roadway maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

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: 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.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 37 at SR 67: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform intersection improvements in this area. 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 COUNTY, SR 139 between Log Miles 0 and 8:  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.

JOHNSON COUNTY, SR 133 between Log Miles 0 and 11.4:  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 East and West near Mile Marker 373: On Thursday, October 30, 2014, motorists should be alert for a left lane closure in both directions between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails.  Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 through 6 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014, motorists should be alert for lane closures in both directions as crews construct a sign footing in the median barrier wall.  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect 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 possible 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, 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. Beginning Monday, November 3, 2014, Matlock Road at Ball Camp Pike and East Ball Camp Pike between McKamey Road and Dewine Road will close to thru traffic for construction.  On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Sullivan Road at SR 62 will close to thru traffic 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 possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours as crews complete final items through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 168 Gov. John Sevier Highway near Coatney Road: On Monday, November 3, 2014 through Thursday, November 6, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  as crews perform roadside maintenance in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect 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.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 and SR 444 Tellico Parkway: On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, motorists utilizing SR 444 at the junction of US 321/SR 73 should be alert for temporary traffic diversions directed by officers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews set bridge beams in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in 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.

UNICOI COUNTY, US 19W (State Route 36) Bridge over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4: Beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, US 19W (State Route 36) in Unicoi County will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin bridge repairs over Watts Branch near Log Mile 4. The roadway will be reduced to a single lane with nine (9) foot maximum width across the bridge during repairs.  Motorists with loads exceeding this width should seek alternate routes.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be completed on or before April 30, 2015.


UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and Wednesday, November 5, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures across the bridge during daylight hours as crews perform bridge work. 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: I-26 will be closed at Exit 13 the evening of Saturday, November 8, 2014. The right lane in both directions will be closed beginning at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  Full road closures will then take place at 10:00 pm and run until 6:00 am the following morning.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured beginning at the I-81 interchange.  Traffic will take Exit 8B to merge onto I-81 Northbound and will continue two miles to take Exit 59.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, traffic will turn right onto SR 36 and continue straight for nine miles and then turn right onto SR 354.  Traffic will continue on SR 354 for one mile before merging onto I-26 Eastbound.  Detour signs and message boards will assist traffic throughout the detour.  Westbound traffic will be forced to take Exit 13, but will be directed to the entrance ramp to get right back on the interstate.  A uniformed official will be coordinating the traffic signal at this ramp.  Motorists should expect delays and congested traffic in this area during the specified time.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY SR 75 over I-26 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: Traffic has been shifted onto the new portion of the SR 75 bridge that crosses over the interstate. The existing left turn lane has been eliminated and traffic condensed down to two lanes.  Motorists should expect traffic to be congested in this area, especially at peak travel times (morning/late afternoon).  The traffic shift will remain in place for approximately 6-8 months.  Once the second phase of the bridge is completed, there will be six travel lanes consisting of two through lanes in each direction along with two left turn lanes.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures throughout the project.  These closures should not last more than a few minutes.  Traffic has been shifted on SR36 to the inside lanes from Boone Avenue up to Oak Grove.  Transitions for these lane shifts are designated by pavement markings and construction barrels.  Browns Road is closed but can be accessed via Boones Creek Road.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Motorists are asked to use 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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