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FIVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ONGOING IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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Motorists should plan on extra time in getting to their destination if they go through one or more construction projects ongoing in Cumberland County. The construction areas are as follows:

Westchester Drive/Catoosa Boulevard: Final work activities are in progress to allow energizing the new transmission lines Afterwards, the existing transmission lines can be removed from along SR 101 (Peavine Road). Energizing the new transmission lines will require short-term power outages which will be coordinated with Volunteer Electric during the evening hours. These activities will have only minor impact to traffic on SR-101 (Peavine Road). Estimated project completion date is by the end of this month (June 2017).

Interstate 40 resurfacing in Cumberland County from east of U.S. 70 (Crab Orchard Exit) to the bridges over Ozone Road. Work on this project continues. The contractor will be paving and installing pavement markings, which will require temporary lane closures. Temporary lane closures will only be allowed from 8 PM to 6 AM Sundays through Thursdays. A minimum of one lane must be maintained at all times. No lane closures will be allowed during special events, holidays or holiday weekends in accordance with the plans and specifications. Estimated project completion date is August 2017.

According to TDOT, work has begun on Daddy’s Creek Bridge repair on Highway 70 near Crab Ochard in Cumberland County. The contractor will install traffic control including construction signs and temporary traffic signals. Roadway will be reduced to one lane with a horizontal width of 16 feet. Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment in this area. Estimated project completion date is September 2017.

On Interstate 40 west near mile marker 326 (three miles west of Crab Orchard Exit), work continues on the construction of a truck climbing lane, including grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving. Construction signs have been installed on I-40 westbound. The right shoulder will be closed for the duration of the project. The contractor continues construction on the two retaining walls. Temporary closures will only be allowed from 7 PM to 6 AM Sundays through Thursdays. A minimum of one lane must be maintained at all times. No lane closures will be allowed during special events, holidays or holiday weekends in accordance with the plans and specifications. Estimated project completion date is June 2018

The biggest project ongoing in Cumberland County is Peavine Road with drainage and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard. Construction signs have been installed. The contractor will be installing and maintaining erosion control measures. Clearing and grubbing, utility relocation, and grade work activities are in progress. Temporary lane closures may be needed, and motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment along Peavine Road. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.

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