East Tennessee Roadworks Alert

Upcoming construction projects to affect East Tennessee roads.

Motorists traversing through East Tennessee from February 29 to March 6, 2024, are advised to brace for a series of construction projects that could potentially disrupt their travel plans. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced multiple roadworks across various counties, including Campbell, Knox, and Sullivan, which will see temporary lane closures, signal upgrades, and bridge repairs among other maintenance activities.

In Campbell County, significant work on Interstate 75 (I-75) will necessitate nightly lane closures in both directions between Mile Markers 148 and 161, with additional projects slated for US 25/SR 63 and SR 63 itself. Motorists are advised to be prepared for slowed or stopped traffic, especially during the night when visibility is reduced.

Knox County will witness extensive work on its roads, including a major resurfacing project on I-640 that reduces lanes between Mile Markers 6 and 10, and bridge repairs on US 11/SR 9 Asheville Highway. Lane closures on US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway for rock catchment fence installation and various interstate maintenance activities are also expected to cause delays.

Sullivan County is not spared, with projects on US 11W/SR 1 at I-26 and the SR 93 Bridge over South Fork Holston River potentially leading to lane closures and traffic delays. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and be alert for workers present on these sites.

For those navigating these areas, TDOT urges extreme caution and advises travelers to anticipate potential delays, noting that workers will be present and temporary traffic disruptions are likely. Motorists are encouraged to stay informed about the specifics of these projects and plan their routes accordingly to minimize inconvenience.

Further information on these and other statewide construction projects can be obtained from the TDOT SmartWay website or by following TDOT’s Twitter accounts for real-time traffic updates. As these projects aim to improve road safety and infrastructure, TDOT appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation during this period of heightened construction activity.

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