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 Nov. 18-24 listed by county and an estimated completion date.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 24th until midnight on Sunday, November 28th.
I-40 Cookeville to Nashville
WILSON COUNTY I-40, Surveying for setting control for mobile LiDAR mm 225 to mm 239:
• Daily, excluding weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., There will be intermittent inside/outside shoulder closures on I-40 EB & WB for survey work. All lanes of traffice will remain open for temporary blocking of emergency lanes. Traffic control will be provided by Superior Traffic Control.
DAVIDSON COUNTY, I-40 The resurfacing on I-40 from Old Hickory Blvd. to Arlington Ave: Nightly, 8PM-5AM, (including weekends) There will be multiple alternating lane closures and multiple alternating ramp closures on I-40 between Old Hickory Blvd and Arlington Ave for milling, paving and striping from mm 216 to mm 217.
I-40 Cookeville to Knoxville
PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 EB bridge repair and resurfacing from west of Falling Water River Bridge (MM 291) to the ramp from SR-24 (US-70N / MM 300): The contractor will be performing nightly lane closures Sunday through Friday from 7:00 PM – 6:00 AM. The contractor will be installing pavement markings throughout project. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
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.
ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East between Mile Markers 352 and 354: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through this slope stabilization project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, 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: The contractor to set up daily lane closures on SR-1 for the construction of ADA ramps, and bridge repair. Motorists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and personnel.
DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 Construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-Dekalb County line to East Bryant St: The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work, bridge work, paving operations, and utility work on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. Traffic is still using the existing SR-56; however, motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway. Flaggers may be present to move equipment across roadway, unload equipment, or complete utility work. The contractor currently performing grade work at various locations throughout the project. A traffic shift in Smithville will remain from Vaughn Lane to the end of project to allow contractor to complete work. There is a temporary diversion for Ferrell Rd, and one remains in place for Williams Road to allow contractor to construct new alignment. The contractor will be implementing a detour between SR-288 and Old Blue Springs Road in the upcoming weeks. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone. Motorists should use caution in this area and watch for flaggers and construction equipment.
PUTNAM AND WHITE COUNTY SR-111 resurfacing from south of Overpass Road (LM 13.5) in White County to north of SR-136 (LM 2.0) in Putnam County: The contractor will be performing striping and reflective marking operations throughout the project and installing pavement markings, resulting in daily lane closures. Motorists should be aware of all construction equipment and personnel when traveling through 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 clearing and grading activities which may require some drilling and blasting along with the placement of graded solid rock. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. 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-462 from SR-28 (US-127N / LM 3.1) to SR-298 (Genesis Road/LM 4.6) in Crossville: Construction signs and erosion control measures are installed. Utility relocation activities for gas, water, and sewer are in progress. Construction activities may require temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages.
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): The contractor has begun clearing operations, installing erosion control measures, and water and gas line relocation. Intermittent lane closures and flagging operations are expected. Intermittent blasting operation has begun resulting in temporary road closures. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
FENTRESS COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) resurfacing from north of SR.52 (LM 19.8) to north of Kip Chase Rd (LM 23.1) and SR-154 from Millsap Ave (LM 1.4) to east of Louvaine Rd (LM 6.3): The contractor has completed all resurfacing work but will remain on site to install guardrail and permanent pavement markings. Intermittent lane closures may be used to allow this work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as they approach the work zone and should be prepared to stop.
OVERTON COUNTY SR-111 resurfacing from south of East Volunteer Dr (LM 9.4) to SR-294 (LM 14.0) and on SR-52 from near SR-111 (LM 10.2) to north of SR-52/SR-85 (LM 11.0): The contractor has completed all resurfacing work but will remain on site to install permanent pavement markings. Intermittent lane closures may be used to allow this work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as they approach the work zone and should be prepared to stop.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-56 repair of the bridge over I-40 (LM 0.5): The contractor is continuing bridge repair work on SR-56 over I-40. SR-56 will remain reduced to one lane for the duration of the project until 11/30/21. A temporary signal system is in place and operational and will 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.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-84 (W. COMMERCIAL AVE.) Utility Work westbound at LM 9.66: Shoulder and single lane closures between Chestnut Street and Poplar Street on SR62 and between Commercial Avenue and Crawford Avenue on Holly Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, arrow boards and cones will be present, 11/08/21 through 11/24/21 from 9 am – 2 pm.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (Burgess Falls Road) grading, drainage, signals and paving at the intersection of West Cemetery Road (LM 6.6): The contractor will be installing traffic signal equipment along SR-135 and West Cemetery Road, resulting in daily lane closures. Signals will be set to full operation. Motorists are advised to use caution and be aware of new traffic patterns while traveling through the work zone.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-24 (US-70N) slide repair near LM 30.1: The contractor has installed barrier rail and will continue retaining wall construction. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals at each end of the project. Be prepared to stop when traveling through the work zone.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-290 resurfacing from Shipley Road (LM 1.6) to SR-135 (LM 6.4): The contractor continues paving operations throughout the project. This will result in daily lane closures along SR-290. Motorists should be prepared to stop and be aware of all construction equipment and personnel.