Transportation

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.

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.