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Posted on: December 15, 2020

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                              CONTACT: Mark Nagi
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 OFFICE: 865-594-0161

TRAFFIC ALERT

  BLOUNT COUNTY

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

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, December 17, all northbound traffic will be required to detour at the off ramp at Hunt Road, and then return to Alcoa Highway using the Hunt Road on ramp.  This traffic pattern does not affect southbound motorists. All work is expected to be complete by 6 a.m. on Friday morning, December 18.

This schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.  

For more information on this project, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-115-alcoa-highway-hall-road-to-tyson-blvd.html

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