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Posted on: October 6, 2020

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

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Tuesday, October 6, 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 Sunday, October 11, the contractor will begin the deck pour 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 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 Monday morning, October 12. This schedule is weather permitting.

For more information on this project, please visit: Move over, work with us logo

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more.


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