Transportation

Henley Bridge Closed for 24 to 30 Months

Monday, January 03, 2011 | 12:39 am
Henley Bridge Closed at 12:01 a.m. January 3, 2011
Henley Bridge Closed at 12:01 a.m. January 3, 2011
Britton Bridge, LLC. begins work immediately
Britton Bridge, LLC. begins work immediately
Milling begins on the Henley Bridge
Milling begins on the Henley Bridge
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed the Henley Bridge for an estimated 24 to 30 months for an extensive bridge rehabilitation project.
 
TDOT contractor Britton Bridge, LLC will carefully dismantle the bridge down to the concrete arches which will be salvaged. An estimated 24,000 tons of concrete and 800 tons of steel will be recycled as crews remove it from the structure. The contractor will begin by milling the bridge deck. The asphalt will also be recycled.

Modifications for Henley Bridge Detour Completed Before Closure on January 3, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010 | 12:33 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Motorists traveling northbound on Chapman Highway (US 441) should be alert for new traffic patterns at the Moody Avenue intersection. On Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 2010, crews reconfigured the traffic lanes at this intersection in preparation for the Henley Bridge closure which will occur at 12:01 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011. 
 

Henley Bridge Project Cameras Available for Public Viewing

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | 10:06 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – At 12:01 a.m. on January 3, 2011, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will close the Henley Bridge for 24 to 30 months for an extensive rehabilitation project. During that time the public will be able to watch the intricate dismantling and reconstruction project through two cameras providing two different views. 
 

Section of State Route 50 in Hickman County to Reopen

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 | 04:53 pm
Crews repair flood damaged section of State Route 50 in Hickman County.
Crews repair flood damaged section of State Route 50 in Hickman County.
NASHVILLE – A portion of State Route 50 in Hickman County, closed since last Friday, will reopen at 6:00 p.m. this evening following repairs to a section of road damaged by the May floods. Heavy rains during the flood event caused a large drainage pipe beneath the road to collapse.
 
Since the closure began, crews excavated approximately 4,000 tons of rock and dirt material to reach the damaged pipe, which was located more than 40 feet below the surface. Once the new pipe was installed, the roadway was reconstructed and re-paved. 
 

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | 09:53 am
More than 2 million Tennesseans are expected to travel by car during the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.
More than 2 million Tennesseans are expected to travel by car during the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.
NASHVILLE – Holiday travelers should enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee during the busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  
 
No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 24 through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3.
 
 

Temporary Lane Closure on Alcoa Highway Will Allow Crews to Clear Rockslide Debris

Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 11:23 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-  Motorists traveling northbound on U.S. 129/State Route 115 also known as Alcoa Highway need to be aware of a temporary lane closure for rockslide repairs. Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, officers reported a small amount of rock on the northbound right hand lane of Alcoa Highway near the United States Naval and Marine Reserve Center. 

Weekly Construction Report for East Tennesse Week of December 16-22

Friday, December 17, 2010 | 10:41 am
(Recovery Act Project) ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 61 Bridge over Poplar Creek in Oliver Springs: Motorists should use caution through this bridge widening project. 
 
BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 73/US 321 at SR 335 William Blount Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.