Upcoming Roadwork Alert for East Tennessee

Nightly and daily lane closures expected across East Tennessee for various construction projects.

Residents and motorists in East Tennessee can expect a series of temporary lane closures and traffic disruptions across multiple counties from February 22 to February 28, 2024, due to a wide range of construction projects announced by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). These projects, which span from bridge repairs to roadway maintenance and signal upgrades, will affect both major interstates and state routes throughout the region.

In Campbell County, significant work on I-75 between Mile Markers 148 and 161 will lead to nightly lane closures, with similar disruptions expected on US 25/SR 63 and SR 63 up to the Claiborne County Line. Motorists are advised to be prepared for slowed or stopped traffic and potential delays, especially during the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Further construction activities include bridge repair on SR 70 in Greene County, with the road reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal, and a complete closure of SR 33 in Hancock County for bridge replacement over Greasy Creek. Detours and changed traffic patterns will be in place, emphasizing the need for heightened caution and reduced speeds in the affected areas.

Knox County will see a variety of projects, including resurfacing work on I-640 and lane closures on US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway for rock catchment fence installation. Additional overnight and daytime lane closures on various interstates and state routes will likely impact traffic, with specific attention to worker safety and new traffic conditions.

For those traveling through Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Union Counties, a mix of lane closures, detours, and traffic pattern changes will also be part of the week’s challenges. Projects range from roadside maintenance activities to construction widening projects, all requiring drivers to remain alert for workers present and to anticipate delays.

TDOT encourages motorists to use the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website for real-time traffic updates and to follow their Twitter accounts for immediate traffic information in Knoxville, the Tri-Cities, and statewide. With safety as a priority, travelers are reminded to use extreme caution in all construction areas, respecting posted speed limits and being mindful of workers and equipment.

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