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Posted on: August 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Alert - Alcoa Highway Traffic Shifts Near Airport

TDOT logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         CONTACT: Mark Nagi 
Thursday, August 13, 2020                                                                           OFFICE: 865-594-0161 


KNOXVILLE – Motorists traveling in Blount County should be aware of an upcoming traffic shift on Alcoa Highway near McGhee Tyson Airport.

On Monday, August 17, the contractor will begin setting beams for the new Hunt Road overpass near McGhee-Tyson Airport.  Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Hunt Road, then to Louisville Road, and then back onto Alcoa Highway. Northbound traffic will be detoured using the existing on and off ramps at Hunt Road.

Southbound detours will be in place nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with northbound detours in place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. All work is expected to be complete by Friday, August 21. This schedule is weather permitting.

Alcoa Highway Northbound Detour - Hunt Road Overpass Map
Alcoa Highway Southbound Detour - Hunt Road Overpass Map

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