Upcoming Road Closures and Construction Alerts in East Tennessee

Nightly and daily lane closures expected across multiple counties in East Tennessee.

East Tennessee motorists are advised to prepare for a series of temporary lane closures and construction projects scheduled from March 7 to March 13, 2024, across several counties including Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington. These activities, announced by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), are aimed at enhancing road safety and infrastructure throughout the region.

In Campbell County, I-75 North and South will see possible lane closures between Mile Markers 148 and 161 during nighttime hours from Sunday to Thursday, primarily for maintenance and upgrades. Similar activities will take place on US 25/SR 63 and SR 63, affecting daytime traffic with potential delays due to signal upgrades and construction work.

Carter and Claiborne counties will also experience temporary lane closures on various state routes for signal upgrades and maintenance activities. Motorists traveling through these areas are urged to be vigilant for workers present and to expect potential slowdowns.

In Knox County, a significant number of projects including I-40, I-140, I-640, and various state routes and highways will undergo maintenance, resulting in temporary lane closures and traffic pattern shifts. Notably, I-640 will be reduced from three lanes to two for a resurfacing project, with restrictions in place around the clock. Additionally, US 129/SR 115 Alcoa Highway will see new traffic patterns and lane shifts as part of ongoing work to improve roadway safety and infrastructure.

Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington counties will also see various construction and maintenance activities, ranging from bridge repairs to roadway widening projects, potentially causing daily lane closures and traffic delays.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their travel accordingly, allowing extra time for trips through affected areas. TDOT advises extreme caution when driving through construction zones, emphasizing the importance of slowing down, being alert for workers and equipment, and following detour signs where applicable.

For up-to-date information on road conditions and construction activities across Tennessee, travelers can visit the TDOT SmartWay website or follow TDOT on Twitter for real-time traffic updates.

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