The speed limit is now 35 mph.
It will remain in effect for the duration of the project (October 31, 2014).
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):
Work continues on the southbound bridge widening, as pictured below. Crews are also making progress preparing to pave the new northbound lanes from SR-338 to the bridge. We anticipate shifting traffic to the new outside northbound lanes in this section after New Years. Work also continues throughout the project on storm drain installation and utility relocations. The electric relocations are nearly complete.
Short duration traffic stops should be expected daily throughout the project as crews move equipment and materials in and out of the work zone. We also have many visitors coming in to see the lights and sights so please anticipate higher traffic volumes and leave extra time to get to your destination.
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.
|Installing new utilities on Phase 3.||Work continues to widen the southbound bridge on Phase 3.|
|Preparing to move traffic to the new lanes on the northbound bridge.|
Widening bridge abutment for Phase 3.
|Electric relocations for Phase 3 are nearly complete.||Work continues to widen the southbound bridge on Phase 3.|