Transportation

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.

Traffic Shift Planned for Old Hickory Boulevard over Cumberland River

Monday, December 08, 2014 | 10:32 am

Lanes Reduced from Four to Two

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic on State Route 45 (Old Hickory Boulevard) over the Cumberland River in Davidson County for bridge repair. The repair project involves two adjacent truss-style bridges which connect Old Hickory to Madison. Once the shift is in place, traffic will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes until November 2015.

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday, December 7, 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014 | 09:00 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, December 7, 2014, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  From 8:00 a.m. EST to no later than 2:00 p.m. EST, the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing is performed. 

This work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.

East Tennessee Construction Report for December 4-10, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014 | 03:39 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.

Truck Restrictions on “The Dragon” in Blount County; Limits for commercial vehicles longer than 30 feet on US 129 (SR 115)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 10:45 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Following the completion of an operational and safety review, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has determined that vehicles over 30 feet in length will no longer be allowed to utilize a mountainous section of US 129 (SR 115) in Blount County, known as “The Dragon.”

East Tennessee Construction Report for November 26-December 3, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014 | 07:40 am

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.