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Project Update

Improving 66 Facts

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):

Crews have placed concrete for the deck of the southbound bridge widening.  Base stone placement, curb and gutter construction, and asphalt paving for the new outside lanes have been completed in available sections.  Installation of the 72” concrete pipe is ongoing.  The new traffic signal at the intersection of SR-66 with Swaggerty Road/Ronald Shepherd Boulevard (in front of Northview Academy) is nearly complete and should be activated before Thanksgiving.  Regulations require new signals to flash for at least two weeks before they can be activated to control traffic.

Pictured below, crews are working on the new signal at the intersection of SR-66 with Swaggerty Road/Ronald Shepherd Boulevard.

This week, crews will be working Thursday night to correct a possible sinkhole that has been settling in the northbound lanes of SR-66 near the Swaggerty Road intersection.  In order to investigate and correct for the settlement, crews will temporarily close lanes of northbound and southbound SR-66 Thursday (11/20) night from 7:00pm through 6:00am Friday between Trena Drive and SR-139.  Motorists should use extreme caution, expect changing conditions, and allow extra time to get to their destination during these times.

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.  

Updated: 11/17/2014



 
  Placing concrete for the widened southbound bridge deck on Phase 3. Drilling to blast rock for storm drain installation on Phase 3.
 
  Placing concrete for the widened southbound bridge deck on Phase 3.
ressing a slope on Phase 3.
 
  Installing new stormdrain pipe on Phase 3. More basestone and curb and gutter construction is in progress for the new southbound lanes.