UC Traffic Advisories June 9-15

UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and several local governments have significant highway construction going on throughout the Upper Cumberland region that will drastically impact travelers. The following are the traffic advisories for construction throughout the Upper Cumberland for June 9-15 listed by county and an estimated completion date.

Interstate Construction:

I-40 Cookeville to Nashville

SMITH COUNTY, I-40 Emergency In-place paving MM 250 – 254: Daily, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., I-40 east and westbound lanes at SR 141 will have intermittent lane closures for spot paving.

WILSON COUNTY Bridge widening on SR-171 over I-40, MM 222.6 – 227, 6/12, 8 P.M. – 5 A.M.,EB only SR 171 will have intermittent lane closures for bridge painting. 6/13 – 6/15, I-40  EB and WB  at SR 171 will have intermittent lane closures for bridge painting

I-40 Cookeville to Knoxville 

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 resurfacing from near the ramp to SR-136 (MM 287) to near Falling Water River (MM 291) and on SR-136 from LM 5.3 to LM 5.4: The contractor will be milling and paving in each direction on I-40 each night from 8 PM through 6 AM. Motorists should be alert to all construction signage and use caution when traveling through the work zone.

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 TDOT Bridge Maintenance eastbound at MM 291.4: Region 2 Bridge Maintenance will be performing minor repairs on the east bound lane of I-40 over Falling Water River at MM 291.4 on Tuesday, June 14th, beginning at 9:00 AM. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 resurfacing from near Plateau Road (MM 311) to near the Obed River (MM 318): Nightly lane closures on I-40 beginning from near MM 311 to MM 317 working in the Eastbound and Westbound direction starting at 7 PM to 6 AM. Right lane of I-40 Eastbound and Westbound to be closed. Work consisting of trenching along the outside shoulder and backfilling with asphalt and flowable fill. Motorists should use caution when vehicles are entering and exiting the work zone.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 resurfacing from MM 333.5 to the Roane County line (MM 340.4) including SR-299 interchanges: Nightly lane closures will be on I-40 east and west bound from MM 333.5 to MM 340.4. This will run from 7 PM to 6 AM each night from Sunday night through Friday morning.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 West between Mile Markers 340 and 344: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this slope stabilization project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, reduced speeds, lane shifts, and use extreme caution through this area.

Regional (Multi-county) Road Work

CANNON AND WARREN COUNTY SR-1 (US-70S) bridge repair and paving from east of Lincoln Lane (LM 11) in Cannon County to Robinson Road (LM 9.4) in Warren County:  Contractor scheduled to resume resurfacing work the week of 06/20/22. Flaggers or lane closures may be possible for any maintenance work needing to be completed by the contractor. Motorists should use caution through the work zone.

CUMBERLAND AND FENTRESS COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) widening from near N. Lowe Rd (LM 29.2) to north of SR-62 (LM 1.9): Contractor will be continuing work on the bridge repair located on SR 28 at LM 30.50 in Cumberland County. Contractor also will be continuing work clearing along the new alignment. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway.

DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 Construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-Dekalb County line to East Bryant St: There is a new traffic pattern between LM 24.4 in Warren County through LM 1.0 in Dekalb County. There is a detour in place for Sink Creek Road. Motorists should follow posted signs in the area. The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work, bridge work, and paving operations on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. The contractor will utilize flagging operations throughout the project for grading operations. Traffic is shifted onto the detour between SR-288 and Old Blue Springs Road for the contractor to complete grade work in the area. Traffic shifts in Smithville will remain from South College Street to the end of project to allow contractor to complete work. Motorists should use caution through the area while flaggers are present to direct traffic. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone. Motorists should use caution in this area.

OVERTON AND PUTNAM COUNTY SR-84 resurfacing from the Putnam County line (LM 0) to SR-85 (LM 14.8), including bridge expansion joint repair, and the resurfacing on SR-84 from near Poplar Street (LM 9.8) to the Overton County line (LM 13.4): The contractor will be on site continuing resurfacing operations on SR 84. During this work, the contractor will close down one lane of traffic and will have flaggers and temporary traffic control devices to control the flow of traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be prepared to stop as they approach the work zone.


State Road Construction

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) bridge construction and paving from north of I-40 (LM 17.8) to near Potato Farm Road (LM 22.7): Construction signs and erosion control measures have been installed. The contractor continues grading activities which will include embankment fill, storm drain installation, and placement of graded solid rock. Temporary lane closures and/or periodic traffic stoppages will be necessary for construction activities. Utility relocations for gas, water, sewer, and electric are in progress. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone and be aware of reduced speed zones.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-282 resurfacing from Dunbar Road (LM 0.0) to SR-101 (LM 3.7): Construction crews will be on the project this week to begin resurfacing. Crews will need to close one lane while work is being performed. Flaggers will be on the project to direct traffic through the work zone. Motorists should use caution when driving through the work zone.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-298 (GENESIS RD.) TDOT Maintenance both directions from LM 2.18 to LM 2.39: TDOT Maintenance crews will be performing nighttime lane closures for patching operations on SR-298. The operation will be from the intersection at the 2.18 LM to the intersection at the 2.39 LM. Crews will begin work on 06/02/2022 from 7 PM to 6 AM. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the work zone.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-419 resurfacing from SR-28 (US-127) (LM 0.0) to SR-101 (LM 4.0): Construction crews will be on the project this week to begin resurfacing. Crews will need to close one lane while work is being performed. Flaggers will be on the project to direct traffic through the work zone. Motorists should use caution when driving through the work zone.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-462 from SR-28 (US-127N / LM 3.1) to SR-298 (Genesis Road/LM 4.6) in Crossville: Interstate Drive is closed from Stout Drive to Genesis Road. The detour is posted with temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Genesis Road. Construction activities are in progress. Construction activities are also in progress for the adjoining Buc-ee’s project. Activities will require temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages on Interstate Drive and Genesis Road as well as short term closures of City streets. The right lane of south bound Genesis Road is closed from Interstate Drive to north of Woodlawn Road. Crews will be working along Genesis Road.

DEKALB COUNTY SR-26 (US-70) grading, drainage, and construction of retaining walls and paving from near SR-53 (LM 2) to near SR-96 (LM 6.1):  Contractor continues roadside grading operations, installing erosion control measures, and water, gas, and electric line relocation. This will result in intermittent lane closures. Blasting operations may also result in brief road closures. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.

MACON COUNTY SR-52 FROM WHITAKER LANE TO WHITE LANE: SR 52 will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing actives

OVERTON COUNTY SR-85 (HILHAM HWY.) Utility Work both directions from LM 4.52 to LM 3.2: Mobile lane closures along SR-85 between Old Standing Stone Road and Jerry Bilbrey Lane. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 02/17/22 through 06/30/22 from 9 AM and 2 PM.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-136 construction from north of the SR-111 interchange to south of the I-40 interchange: The contractor continues grading activities throughout the project. Temporary lane closures and/or periodic traffic stoppages will be necessary for construction activities including installation of barrier rail. Utility relocations for gas are in progress. Motorists shall use caution while traveling through the work zone and be aware of construction personnel.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (BURGESS FALLS RD.) Utility Work both directions from LM 3.56 to LM 5.57: Shoulder and single lane closures from Cane Creek Road to the intersection of Cookeville Boatdock Road and Burgess Falls Road. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Trucks, signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 02/17/22 through 06/30/22 from 9 am – 2 pm.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-164 (S. Chestnut St) at LM 0.3 and SR-84 (S. Holly St) at LM 9.7 railroad crossing improvements: Contractor will be on site continuing work installing signal footers and preparing to run underground conduit and wire as needed. Intermittent lane closures are possible during this work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and watch for construction equipment and personnel adjacent to the roadway.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-24 (US-70N) construction at the intersection of SR-56 (LM 11.6) in Baxter: Contractor will be on site continuing Phase 1 construction. During this work, the turning lane from SR 56 northbound onto SR-24 (US-70N) will be closed. Motorists will be allowed to make the right turn from the four-way intersection. The turning lane from SR-56 to 1st Avenue will also be closed; motorists will be allowed to make the right turn from SR 56 southbound. The right turn lane on SR-56 southbound will also be closed; motorists will be allowed to turn right on SR-24 (US-70N) from the four-way intersection. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and to watch for construction equipment and personnel adjacent to the roadway.

SMITH COUNTY SR-85 FROM SR-80 Resurfacing to Jackson County line: Daily, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., SR 85 will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing activities.

VANBUREN COUNTY SR-30 (STATE HWY. 30) TDOT Contractor both directions at LM 15.7: SR-30 is reduced to one lane at mile 15.5 to 15.6 between Spencer and Pikeville because of slide repair work. Traffic Signals are in place.

WARREN COUNTY SR-127 (SHELLSFORD RD.) Utility Work westbound from LM 3.19 to LM 4.58: Mobile lane closures along SR-127 between Woodlee Court and Old Harrison Ferry Road. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 06/02/22 through 06/15/22 from 9 AM and 2 PM.

WARREN COUNTY SR-56 (BEERSHEBA HWY.) Utility Work southbound from LM 10.55 to LM 11.74: Mobile lane closures along SR-56 between SR-127 and Bridge Street. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 06/02/22 through 06/15/22 from 9 AM and 2 PM.

WARREN COUNTY SR-8 (HARRISON FERRY RD.) Utility Work southbound from LM 11.79 to LM 12.13: Mobile lane closures along SR-8 between SR-56 and Old Harrison Ferry Road. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 06/02/22 through 06/15/22 from 9 AM and 2 PM.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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