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Posted on: December 15, 2020

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

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**Due to the possible inclement weather on Thursday evening, the contractor has moved this work to Friday night as seen below.**

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



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 Friday night, December 18, 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 Saturday morning, December 19.

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

For more information on this project, please visit:

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