CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
RESURFACING OF HIGHWAY 127 FROM ELMORE ROAD TO I-40 IN CROSSVILLE
Resurfacing-related activities are in progress. This work will require temporary nighttime lane closures with traffic control devices and flagging as necessary. Motorists should be alert as conditions are subject to change each night. This project involves a near three mile stretch and is scheduled to be completed sometime in October 2020.
HIGHWAY 70 EAST PROJECT NEAR RENEDAGE MOUNTAIN
Emergency slope stabilization is taking place. Construction signs, portable barrier rail, and temporary traffic signals have been installed. Traffic has been reduced to one lane traffic between Godsey Road and Renegade Mountain Parkway. Remaining work may require short term lane stoppages. Motorists should exercise caution and pay attention to temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone. This project is set to be completed sometime in October 2020.
I-40 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE NEAR THE 339 MILE MARKER
Construction of a truck climbing lane near the 339 mile marker includes grading, drainage, and paving. Temporary nighttime lane closures will be needed as the contractor resumes paving on the eastbound travel lanes and shoulders. Traffic control devices, the highway patrol, and queue trucks will be used during lane closures. Work continues on the exit ramp at the 340 mile marker eastbound. Permanent signs are also being installed on the project. Motorists should use caution as they travel through the work zone. This project is set to be completed by the end of this month (September 2020).
PEAVINE ROAD WIDENING PROJECT FROM PEAVINE FIRETOWER ROAD NORTH INTO FAIRFIELD GLADE
Grading, drainage, and paving continues from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Motorists should use caution while driving along Peavine Road and be alert for changes in traffic patterns. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. Peavine Road will be closed from Fairview Blvd to just past the Catoosa / Westchester intersection with detours posted. Base stone, paving, blasting operations, storm drain installation, and utility relocation are in progress. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as these construction activities continue. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway. This $25.7 million dollar project is scheduled to be completed in February 2021.
RESURFACING OF I-40 FROM MILE MARKER 321 to 329
Night time lane closures may be required both eastbound and westbound on I-40 from the Peavine Road exit (mile marker 322) to the Crab Orchard exit (mile marker 329). Remaining activities include removal of non-applicable construction signs, fog sealing shoulders, and installing permanent pavement markings, rumble strips, delineators, and permanent signs. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph during working hours. Future work will require the Daddy’s Creek Bridges at mile marker 326 to be reduced to one lane in each direction for a weekend period to apply an epoxy overlay. Queue trucks and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will assist with traffic control as needed. This project is set to be completed in October 2020.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER OBED RIVER ON HIGHWAY 70 NORTH
The right of way and/or utility process is underway. No projected start time of construction released yet.
HIGHWAY 127 NORTH WIDENING PROJECT
This is in several sections including:
- A 4.9 mile part from I-40 to Potato Farm Road – a contract for construction is scheduled to be completed before end of 2020.
- A 3.5 mile part near Potato Farm Road to near Hollow Lane – the right of way and/or utility process is underway.
- A 3.1 mile part from near Hollow Lane to near Lowe Road – engineering is underway.
- A 3.3 mile part from near North Lowe Road to Little Road – The right of way and/or utility process is underway.
NORTHWEST CONNECTOR FROM HIGHWAY 70 NORTH TO GENESIS ROAD IN CROSSVILLE
The engineering phase is underway.