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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
East Tennessee Construction for June 23- June 30, 2005
Weekly Traffic Alert
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ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North & South between MM 124 & 127: Both lanes are open in each direction and will remain open until July 5, 2005. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts through this project. The speed limit has been reduced through this work zone and is strictly enforced.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East & West between the Holston River Bridge (MM 395) and the Sevier Co. Line (MM 405): Motorists should be alert for lane shifts entering and exiting this resurfacing project. Motorists should also be alert for partial lane restrictions on the entrance and exit ramps through this project for concrete slab replacement. There are no shoulders through this 10 mile resurfacing project. The speed limit has been reduced through this project and is strictly enforced. Trucks must use center lane through this section.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 between Papermill Dr. (Exit 383) and Gallaher View (Exit 379): On Monday, June 27, 2005 through Thursday, June 30, 2005, there will be a short 2 to 3 minute rolling roadblock daily around 1 p.m. for blasting. Motorists should be alert for new conditions, lane shifts, narrow lanes and sudden stops through this project. The Eastbound lanes have been shifted to the Westbound side of the Interstate. Potential delays are possible during morning and evening rush hours.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 Westbound at Papermill Dr. (Exit 383): Westbound Papermill Drive is closed underneath
I-40. Westbound Papermill traffic wishing to access I-40 Westbound must use the I-40 West ramp located at the Weisgarber intersection.

KNOX COUNTY, Weisgarber Rd. underneath I-40: On Saturday, June 25, 2005, crews will be flagging traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. while setting bridge beams. Motorists should be alert for sudden stops and expect delays in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Kingston Pike (SR 1) between Neyland Drive and Towanda Trail: On Sunday night, June 26, 2005 through Tuesday night, June 28, 2005, motorists should be alert for crews installing pavement markings nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Henley Street Bridge over the Tennessee River: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts at each end of the bridge during this bridge repair projects. There are two lanes maintained in each direction.

KNOX COUNTY, Kingston Pike Westbound between Montvue and Buckingham: Motorists should be alert for possible right lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while crews install drainage pipes.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 35 Bridge over US 129 (SR 115): Traffic is reduced to one lane across the bridge as this bridge repair project begins. Motorists should use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 (SR 115) Alcoa Hwy. underneath SR 35 Overpass (Hall Rd.): Traffic is reduced to one lane underneath the bridge 24 hours a day, seven days a week for bridge repair work.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 Bridge over US 129 (SR 115): Traffic is reduced to one lane across the bridge as this bridge repair project begins. Motorists should use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North & South between MM 155 & 157: Motorists should be alert for possible short rolling roadblocks through this project for blasting. Motorists need to use extreme caution and be alert for sudden stops.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/ US25 over SR 160 and Fish Hatchery Rd.: Motorists should be alert for lane closures and lane shifts through this bridge repair project.

REGION ONE STATE ROUTES AND INTERSTATE SYSTEMS: Motorists should be alert on all State Routes and Interstate system for crews inspecting guardrail terminal anchors from mid May through September.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can call 1-800-858-6349 or go to the Tennessee Department of Transportation website at www.tdot.state.tn.us.

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