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 Oct. 1-6 listed by county and an estimated completion date.
I-40 Cookeville to Nashville
WILSON COUNTY I-40 from MM 232-MM 236: The grading, drainage and construction of an i-beam bridge, retaining walls and paving on I-40 from east of SR 109 to east of I-840. There will be alternating lane closures for installation of final pavement markings.
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 PM – 6 AM. Contractor will be milling and paving 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.
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. Motorists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and personnel.
DEKALB AND PUTNAM COUNTY SR-56 resurfacing from north of East Church Street (LM 8.1) in DeKalb County to I-40 (LM 0.6) in Putnam County: The contractor will be performing mobile lane closures as pavement markings are installed. Motorists should be prepared to stop and be aware of all 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 will be a temporary diversion for Ferrell Rd, and one remains in place for Williams Road to allow contractor to construct new alignment. 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 resurfacing the roadway throughout the project, resulting in daily lane closures. Motorists should be aware of all construction equipment and personnel when traveling through the work zone.
PUTNAM AND WHITE COUNTY SR-135 resurfacing in White County to west of Grider Road in Putnam County, and on SR-136 in White County from near SR-135 to SR-111: The contractor will be resurfacing in Putnam and White County along SR-135. Motorists should pay attention to construction signage and be prepared to stop when traveling through the work zone.
State Road Construction
CANNON COUNTY The miscellaneous safety improvements including high friction surface treatment (HFST) on various local roads: The contractor to set up daily lane closures on various Cannon County roads (Hill Creek road, Eugene Reed Road, Short Mountain Road, Pleasant View Road, Old McMinnville Highway and Ivy Bluff Road) for the installation of various safety improvements. Motorists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and personnel.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-462 (NORTHSIDE DR.) TDOT Maintenance both directions from LM 0 to LM 1: Road will be closed to thru traffic from 0.0 LM (Intersection of SR-462 and SR-1) to the 1.0 LM. Floating Operations will be performing paving operations to repair cross drain settlement. The road closure will be from 7 AM to 12PM on Tuesday October 5th.
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 have been installed with erosion control activities and clearing on going. The contractor has started road and drainage activities which may require some drilling and blasting. Utility relocations for gas, water, sewer, and electric are in progress. Temporary lane closures or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) Grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Motorists should use caution while driving along Peavine Road. The posted speed limit from I-40 to Tuttle Lane is now 45 MPH. The existing speed limit within Fairfield Glade remains at 30 MPH. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as the contractor continues to work on punch list activities. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-282 construction of small drainage structures at LM 2.4: The two box culverts have been installed on SR-282 Dunbar Road between Chacato Drive and War Eagle Drive with the roadway open to traffic. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed to complete erosion control activities.
DEKALB COUNTY SR-26 (US-70) construction from near SR-53 (LM 2) to near SR-96 (LM 6.1):Contractor has begun clearing operations, installing erosion control measures, and water 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 S.R.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 is currently performing paving operations on SR 28. During this work, the roadway will be reduced to one lane and flaggers will be utilized to control the flow of traffic through the work zone. The contractor also will be paving on SR 154 and one lane will be closed. Flaggers will be used to control the flow of traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey posted speed limit through the work zone.
FENTRESS COUNTY SR-62 resurfacing from east of SR-28 (US-127 / LM 5.8) to the Morgan County line (LM12.7): The contractor has completed resurfacing operations and will be on site intermittently to perform punch list work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey posted speed limit through the work zone.
JACKSON COUNTY SR-56 resurfacing from north of Riley Creek Road (LM 17.2) to the Macon County line (LM 27.3): The contractor will be on site performing a fog seal application on SR 56. During this work the roadway will be shut down to one lane of traffic. Flaggers and advanced warning signs will be utilized to warn motorists of the location of the work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey posted speed limit through the work zone.
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 is currently milling on SR 111 from LM 9.4 to 11.0. During this work, one lane in each direction will be shut down to allow the contractor to work. Once this work is complete, the contractor will move to SR 111 from LM 11.0 to 14.0 to continue milling. The contractor will have one lane closed and will have flaggers and advanced warning signs to control the flow of traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and watch for construction equipment and personnel in the roadway.
PICKETT COUNTY SR-325 resurfacing from Star Point Road to SR-111; on SR-111 from north of Jim Beaty Road to Pendergrass Road and from north of SR-295 to south of Red Hill Church Road: The contractor has completed resurfacing and bridge repair operations. The contractor will be on site intermittently to perform punch list work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-56 repair of the bridge over I-40 (LM 0.5): The contractor will be on site the week of 09/27/21 to install construction signs. Once signs are installed, the contractor will install a temporary signal system to control traffic from the I-40 offramps as well as SR-56. The signal will flash for a period of three days prior to beginning stop and go operations. Once the signal is in operation, a lane closure will be in effect on SR-56 across the I-40 overpass bridge until project completion on 11/30/21. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be prepared to stop as they approach the work zone.
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (Burgess Falls Road) grading, drainage, signals and paving at the intersection of West Cemetery Road (LM 6.6): Contractor continues their roadside grading operations and paving along SR-135 and West Cemetery Road, resulting in daily lane closures. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage 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 begun excavation work. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals at each end of the project. Motorists should be prepared to stop when traveling through the work zone.