Transportation

East Tennessee Construction Report for January 15-21, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 03:31 pm

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.  Motorists should be alert for a lane closure on the southbound side of US 129 to be in place until work is complete.  A temporary lane closure is possible daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the northbound direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use caution and expect potential delays in this area.

Olgiati Bridge over Tennessee River in Chattanooga to Undergo Survey This Sunday, January 11, 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015 | 09:12 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation survey crews will conduct an in depth survey of the Olgiati Bridge on U.S. 27 over the Tennessee River in Chattanooga on Sunday, January 11, 2015 beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST and ending by 6:00 p.m. EST.  During the survey, the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 

Additionally, the 4th Street entrance ramp to U.S. 27 North will be closed to traffic as the survey is performed.  A detour will be posted. 

The crews will be gathering detailed information about the bridge in anticipation of a future widening project.  TDOT Operations personnel will assist with traffic control.

East Tennessee Construction Report for January 8-14, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015 | 02:54 pm


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.  Motorists should be alert for a lane closure on the southbound side of US 129 to be in place until work is complete.  A temporary lane closure is possible daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the northbound direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use caution and expect potential delays in this area.

State Officials Announce 2014 Tennessee Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 | 12:24 pm

NASHVILLE---Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015. The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

East Tennessee Construction Report for December 19-24, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014 | 11:23 am

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.  Motorists should be alert for a lane closure on the southbound side of US 129 to be in place until work is complete.  A temporary lane closure is possible daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the northbound direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use caution and expect potential delays in this area.

East Tennessee Construction Report for December 11-17, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 | 01:47 pm

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.