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 Aug. 19-25 listed by county and an estimated completion date.

Interstate Construction:

I-40 Cookeville to Nashville

WILSON COUNTY I-40 from MM 225.50 – 226.50. Bridge widening on SR 171 over I-40: Thurs 8/19 thru Wed 8/25 from 8PM-5AM. I-40 EB and WB will have intermittent lane closures for bridge widening activities.

WILSON COUNTY:  The grading, drainage, construction of I-beam bridge, retaining walls, and paving on I-40 from east of SR-109 to east of I-840. Thurs 8/19 to Wed 8/25 from 8PM-5AM. There will be alternating lane closures for paving activities.

WILSON COUNTY: On Sunday, August 29, 6AM-8AM, AT&T will have rolling roadblocks on I-40 MM 236 exit 236 S. Hartman Dr overpass for installation of aerial fiber.

WILSON COUNTY I-40 from MM 239.00 – 239.00: Wilson Co. Fair. Fri 8/20 thru Sat 8/22 from 7PM-2AM. Right lane will be closed so traffic merging on interstate does not get backed up.

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 Thursday from 7 PM – 6 AM. The 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.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 353:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails through this slope stabilization project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, slow traffic, 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 begin the week of 08/16/2021 or 08/23/2021 due to weather: The contractor will set up daily lane closures on SR-1 for the installation of the epoxy overlay, expansion joint repairs, and the construction of ADA ramps. Motorists should use caution and be aware of construction equipment and personnel.

CANNON AND WARREN COUNTY REGION 2 The random on-call pavement marking on various interstate and state routes: Contractor will be retracing pavement markings on various interstate and state routes in Cannon and Warren counties. Work will be performed using mobile operations. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.

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 daily lane closures as construction signs are installed and resurfacing operations begin. 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 is currently performing grade work at various locations throughout the project. A traffic shift in Smithville will remain in place to allow the contractor to complete work. A diversion remains in place for Williams Road to allow the contractor to construct the 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 installing construction signs throughout the project as preparation for resurfacing operations begin. Motorists should be aware of all construction equipment and personnel when traveling through the work zone.

State Road Construction

CLAY COUNTY SR-53 bridge repair over Dry Fork Creek (LM 1.3) and Mill Creek (LM 2.5): The contractor has completed work on the bridges located at LM 1.3 and 2.5. The contractor will be on site intermittently to perform punch list work in the coming days. During this work, the contractor may have one lane closed and will utilize flaggers to control traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be prepared to stop as they approach the work zone.

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 and clearing activities on going. Utility relocations for the gas line and water line 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 remaining construction-related activities.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY The grading, drainage, construction of a concrete box bridge, signals and paving on proposed SR-462 from SR-28 (US-127N) (LM 3.1) to SR-298 (Genesis Road) (LM 4.6) in Crossville: Construction signs have been installed. The contractor has begun erosion control and clearing activities which may require temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages. Utility relocation activities are in progress.

DEKALB COUNTY SR-26 (US-70) construction 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 line relocation. Intermittent lane closures and flagging operations are expected. Intermittent blasting operations have 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 scheduled to begin placing construction signs during the week of 08/23/21 and paving operations are scheduled to begin later that week. 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. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and watch for construction equipment in the roadway.

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 scheduled to begin construction sign installation on 08/16/21. During this work, contractor personnel will be on site but will be working on the shoulder of the roadway. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey posted speed limit through the work zone.

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 will be on site to continue paving operations on SR 111 and SR 325. During this work, the contractor will have the roadway reduced to one lane and will be utilizing flaggers to facilitate the flow of traffic through the work zone. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be prepared to stop as they approach the project limits.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (Burgess Falls Road) grading, drainage, signals and paving at the intersection of West Cemetery Road (LM 6.6): The contractor continues roadside grading operations 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. Be prepared to stop when traveling through the work zone.

SMITH COUNTY, SR 25 Rockfall Mitigation: Thurs 8/19 thru Wed 8/25 from 9AM-2:45PM. SR 25 near SR 80 will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing activities. 

SMITH COUNTY, SR 24 from LM 15.77 – 21.56: Resurfacing on US-70. Thurs 8/19 thru Wed 8/25  from 8AM-2:45PM. SR 24 near SR 264 to Putnam County line will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing activities.

WARREN COUNTIES longitudinal joint stabilization on various state routes: During the daytime, the contractor will have short term lane closures on Warren SR-286. During this time one lane of traffic will be closed while contractors are present. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

WARREN COUNTY SR-8 resurfacing from Van Buren County line (LM 0.0) to north of Wildwood Road (LM 4.3): During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures in place while performing resurfacing operations on SR 08. Flaggers will be present to assist traffic flow as needed. Milling operations to start Wednesday, 08/05/2021.