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Officials urge drivers to use caution in construction zones

Published On: Jul 11 2013 03:16:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 11 2013 12:37:16 PM CDT
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Officials are asking drivers to slow down, be alert and use extreme caution while traveling in and around area construction zones.

Here's a list of road work going on in our area:

GREENE COUNTY, I-81 North near Mile Marker 24.3: On Saturday, July 13, 2013, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 34/US 11E at SR 351: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Millers Woods Road and the Holston River Bridge: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and Tester Road: Gap Creek Road (SR 362) is closed to thru traffic and detoured for approximately one year as crews complete roadway construction widening in this area.  Motorists should follow signed detour route and adjust travel times accordingly. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Fordtown Road between I-81 and Eastern Star Road: Fordtown Road is currently closed to thru traffic.  Motorists should follow signed detour.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11W/SR 1 near Central Heights School: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures, workers present and use caution through this safety improvement project.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Intermittent lane closures will be implemented in the north and south bound lanes throughout the construction project at various times.  Motorists should expect potential delays, be alert for changing conditions and use caution in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Boone Avenue is closed to thru traffic as construction continues in this area.  Motorists can access Boone Avenue via Roseview Drive during this time. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.