The speed limit is now 35 mph.
It will remain in effect for the duration of the project (April 3, 2015).
Phase 2 – Douglas Dam Road (SR-139) to south of the I-40 Interchange:
Phase 2 is Complete!
Phase 3 - Boyds Creek Highway (SR-338) to Douglas Dam Road (SR-139):
The persistent cold and snowy weather continues to delay the contractor from shifting northbound traffic to the new lanes from about Knifeworks to north of the bridge. We hope this will take place next week but it's highly dependent on dry and relatively warm temperatures. Meanwhile crews have continued to make progress on the southbound bridge widening, storm drain installation, and utility relocations. Even despite the snowfall yesterday, crews are out there today installing storm drain.
You can see by this photo that the snow has been cleared for two lanes in each direction. Thanks again to TDOT and City of Sevierville crews for working around the clock to clear area roads. For local road conditions, you can “like” City of Sevierville, Tennessee Government on facebook for updates such as this:
City of Sevierville, Tennessee Government
ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE
Primary roads are generally passable but with some snow and ice in places. Secondary and other roads remain snow covered. Crews continue to salt and plow and are beginning to concentrate on secondary roads. Travel is not recommended at this time. With rising temperatures and some sunshine expected along with ongoing treatment efforts, we expect travel safety to significantly improve this afternoon.
For interstate and major state route conditions across the State visit TDOT’s website at http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm You can download a mobile app that provides key information such as snow/ice, highway incidents, congestion, and construction zones.
As for upcoming lane closures for Phase 3 construction activities:
The contractor will have to conduct daytime lane closures on northbound SR-66 in order to complete the pavement markings for the traffic shift. Since this is weather dependent we have tentatively kept the schedule open next week where the lane closure may happen Monday – Friday (2/17 – 2/21) between 9:00am and 3:00 pm. As the forecast gets more reliable we will narrow the day down and send out another notification. The contractor also plans to work nights next week and will close the right northbound lane from Trena Drive to SR-139 Monday – Friday (2/17 – 2/21) between 7:00pm and 6:00am.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call us at 865.429.4509. As always, please use extreme caution and reduce speed through the work zone.
|Crews trenching for new storm drain installation.||Crews working on southbound bridge widening.|
|Crews installing new storm drainpipe.|
Crews installing sanitary sewer pipe in the snow.
|Crews working on southbound bridge widening.||The curb and gutter has been constructed for the new northbound lanesfrom SR 338 to just north of the bridge.|