Transportation

Informational Community Meeting Regarding Wolf Creek Bridge is Canceled

Monday, January 10, 2011 | 10:59 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather, the informational community meeting regarding the Wolf Creek Bridge project located on US 25/70 State Route 9 is canceled. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Hot Springs, North Carolina Welcome Center at 106 Bridge Street. The meeting will be rescheduled, but no date has been set yet.
 

511 Closes Out 2010 with Record Number of Calls

Friday, January 07, 2011 | 03:28 pm
More than 186,000 callers turn to 511 for information in December 2010.
More than 186,000 callers turn to 511 for information in December 2010.
NASHVILLE – More than 186,000 people turned to Tennessee 511 for travel information in December 2010. The monthly total breaks the previous record of 179,992 calls to the service, which was set in May 2010 when devastating floods impacted much of the state. Since the program launch in August 2006, 3.2 million calls were received by 511 for information about Tennessee’s roadways and weather.
 

Henley Bridge Week One Progress

Friday, January 07, 2011 | 12:01 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – While work continues on the Henley Bridge, motorists are adjusting to the detour around the closure. Since the bridge closed on January 3, an additional five detour signs have been added to the route and an additional electronic message board was installed to indicate motorists must use the right two lanes to turn from Chapman Highway to Moody Avenue. Additional temporary curbing was also installed to alert motorists to the additional right turn lane. 
 

Rockfall Mitigation in Campbell County to Close State Route 90 January 7-9

Friday, January 07, 2011 | 08:16 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday night, January 7, 2011, State Route 90 in Campbell County will be closed at log mile 2.2, near the White Oak community, as crews perform rock fall mitigation and rock removal from the roadway slope. The closure is estimated to last through Sunday morning, January 9, 2011. Thru traffic in this area will have to take an alternate route around the closure. Motorists should use extreme caution traveling in this area.
 

Henley Bridge Closed for 24 to 30 Months

Monday, January 03, 2011 | 11:01 am
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.

Henley Bridge Closed for 24 to 30 Months

Sunday, January 02, 2011 | 11:39 pm
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

Thursday, December 30, 2010 | 11:33 pm
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 | 09:06 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 | 03:53 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.