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TDOT RELEASES UPDATE ON REGIONAL ROAD WORK

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The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation has released an updated list of construction taking place around the region.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: The contractor will be staking and installing construction signs. No lane closures are anticipated. Estimated project completion date is June 2020.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Resurfacing from near the parking area (MM 306.34) to east of Exit 311 (MM 311.12): Construction signs have been installed. The contractor has finished paving. Remaining work includes fog sealing shoulders, installing delineators, and applying permanent pavement marking which will require night time lane closures. State trooper assistance will be requested. Working hours will be from 7 PM to 6 AM. During working hours, the speed limit will be reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph using digital speed limit sign assemblies.  Estimated project completion date is August 2019.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) Grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: As grade work progresses, motorists should be alert for shifts in traffic patterns to allow for construction activities. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph within the work zone. Temporary lane closures and traffic stoppages may be needed to support ongoing work. Lane and/or road closures may be needed within Fairfield Glade to allow installation of storm drain and relocation of utilities. Motorists should reduce speeds on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway.  Estimated project completion date is November 2020.

FENTRESS COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) Bridge repair over the Wolf River (LM 29.4): Contractor began work and the bridge was reduced to one lane on June 10. The roadway will be reduced to one lane for the duration of the work with temporary traffic signals. Motorists are encouraged to use caution in the work area and watch for construction equipment. RESTRICTIONS: 10 foot maximum width. Estimated project completion date is August 2019.

FENTRESS COUNTY SR-52, SR-154 and SR-297 Resurfacing (microsurfacing): The contractor will be on site performing paving operations. During the course of construction, the contractor will keep one lane of traffic open at all times and will use flaggers to facilitate traffic flow. The routes covered in the project are SR-52 from east of US-127 (SR-28) (LM 13.60) to SR-296 (LM 17.62), SR-154 from north of Louvaine Road (LM 6.25) to the Pickett County line (LM 13.48), and SR-297 from SR-154 (LM 0.00) to the Scott County line (LM 8.79). Motorists are encouraged to use caution and watch for construction equipment in the roadway.  Estimated project completion date is June 2019.

FENTRESS COUNTY Vines Ridge Road over Big Laurel Creek Bridge Replacement: Vines Ridge Road remains closed at LM 1.06 and will remain closed until the new bridge is constructed and in place. Approximate date for the length of closure is 07/31/19. Motorists should seek an alternate route around Vines Ridge Road near the location of construction. Estimated project completion date is November 2019.

FENTRESS AND OVERTON COUNTY SR-85 Emergency slide repairs at various locations: The roadway is closed from LM 18.4 to LM 22.4 in Overton county. SR-85 is also closed in Fentress County between LM 5.75 and 8.00. The contractor is continuing work on this contract in the two areas listed where the roadway is closed. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and seek alternate routes. Estimated project completion date is January 2020.

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