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Project Update

Improving 66 Facts

The speed limit through Phase 3 is now 35 mph.
It will remain in effect for the duration of the project (December 31, 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 right lane of northbound SR-66 from about Knifeworks Lane to the north end of the bridge will be in place tomorrow between 9am and 3pm while crews repair a damaged portable impact attenuator.  Please expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

Crews are making progress throughout the project despite the wet weather the last couple of weeks.  New sections of curb and gutter and sidewalk are being constructed (as pictured below).  Work continues to install the new 72” pipe along the southbound lanes.  Repainting of the existing steel girders on the southbound bridge has also commenced.

In the coming months crews will shift traffic to the left side of the northbound bridge and begin constructing the proposed sidewalk along the right side. 

Short duration traffic stops should be expected daily throughout the project as crews move equipment and materials in and out of the work zone (and patch potholes).  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: 04/16/2015

  Installing new utilities on Phase 3. Installing 72 inch storm drain on Phase 3.
  Placing concrete for new parapet on the southbound bridge of Phase 3.
Preparing to install temporary containment to repaint steel beams on the southbound bridge for Phase 3.
  Installing new stormdrain pipe on Phase 3. More basestone and curb and gutter construction is in progress for the new southbound lanes.