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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 essentially completed the concrete overlay for the existing northbound bridge deck last week (as pictured below).  Utility and storm drain installation continued in productive sections.  Reinforcing steel was placed and tied for the last of the new columns for the southbound bridge widening. 

The contractor must close Huffaker Road to complete several items.  First they will close Huffaker Road at SR-66 at 7:00 a.m. on Monday April 21.  Huffaker Road will remain closed for about one week while the contractor installs gas line, sewer lines, and shallow storm drain across the road.  The signed detour will direct residents to Grandview Drive.  Huffaker Road will reopen on April 28.  The attached public information notice provides details and the detour map. 

Another closure of Huffaker Road will take place in coming months to allow for installation of large diameter/deep storm drain, excavating Huffaker Road down to proposed grade, installation of the new signals, and base stone and paving.  We anticipate this second closure to take place this summer.  Further details will be provided as the time approaches.

Short duration traffic stops should also be expected daily throughout the project as crews move equipment and materials in and out of the work zone.  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.   

Please also be advised of a recent change at the I-40 off ramp to SR-66 (southbound).

 

The City of Sevierville reported the following message yesterday to alert motorists that right turns on a red light will now be permitted at this intersection:


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Updated: 04/16/2014



 
  Crews installing new steel gasline on Phase 3. Crews placing concrete to overlay existing northbound bridge deck on Phase 3.
 
  Placing concrete to overlay the existing northbound bridge deck on Phase 3.
Drilling for rock excavation for new storm drain on Phase 3.
 
  Placing concrete for foundation seal on southboun d bridge of Phase 3. Excavating improved ditchline on Phase 3.