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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 are making progress throughout the project on subgrade, bridge widening, storm drain installation, and utility relocations.  Please remember that the temporary closure of Huffaker Road will begin on Monday July 21. See below for details.

Crews will be shifting traffic to the new outside northbound lanes Sunday (7/13) and Monday (7/14) nights from Alder Branch Road to Two Rivers Boulevard.  During this process, one lane of SR-66 will be closed between 7:00pm and 6:00am each night.  Motorists should expect delays (during the overnight lane closures).  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect changed site conditions. 

In order to install new storm drain across SR-66, crews will have alternating lane closures in both directions July 15 and 16 between 7pm and 6am from Lee Greenwood to Kyker Ferry Road.

Update on the Temporary Huffaker Road Closure: 

Installation of deep, large diameter storm drain pipe (as well as, grading, new signal installation, and underground utility installation) will require a temporary closure of Huffaker Road.  The signed detour will direct residents through Grandview Drive.  Crews will close Huffaker Road at 7:00 am on July 21, 2014 and anticipate reopening Huffaker on August 18, 2014.

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: 07/21/2014

  Installing storm drain on Phase 3. Dressing slope and basestone for new outside lanes on Phase 3.
  Constructing ditch stabilization on Phase 3.
More constructing ditch stabilization on Phase 3.
  Installing containment system to repaint the existing steel bridge beams. Drilling to blast rock for storm drain installation on Phase 3.