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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):

Progress can be seen throughout the project!  Crews are preparing to place concrete for the deck of the southbound bridge widening.  The work across Huffaker Road is nearly complete (further details provided below).  Base stone placement and curb and gutter construction for the new outside lanes is also in progress in sections.

Pictured below, crews are tying reinforcing steel for the southbound bridge deck.

Update on the Temporary Huffaker Road Closure: 

Crews have completed the storm drain installation and excavation down to subgrade.  They plan to pave two lanes of Huffaker Road tomorrow (Thursday October 2) with the intent of opening the road by the end of the day.  The photograph below illustrates how deep the pipe had to be laid and how wide the trench had to be to safely install the pipe.  We greatly appreciate your patience during this necessary road closure!

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: 10/02/2014



 
  Installing 72 inch pipe across Huffaker Road on Phase 3. Drilling to blast rock for storm drain installation on Phase 3.
 
  Installing 72 inch pipe across Huffaker Road on Phase 3.
Dressing subgrade of Huffaker Road.
 
  Basestone and curb and gutter construction is in progress for the new southbound lanes. More basestone and curb and gutter construction is in progress for the new southbound lanes.