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Knoxville Construction Alert
« on: May 11, 2008, 07:33:11 PM »
If you're coming thru Knoxville

I-40/James White Parkway/Hall of Fame Drive
A SmartFix Project

SmartFIX40 I-40 Closure Information:
On May 1, 2008, a short section of Interstate 40 between James White Parkway (exit 388A) and Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389) was closed for reconstruction.

Local traffic will continue to use James White Parkway (exit 388A) and Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389) to access the downtown area, the South Knoxville Bridge and Neyland Drive. Traffic that normally passes through downtown on I-40 should use I-640 or I-275 to bypass the closure. The closure will last for approximately 14 months.

Northbound I-75 motorists traveling into Knoxville from Chattanooga are encouraged to continue on I-40 toward downtown, then use the newly improved I-275 northbound. By using I-275, northbound I-75 motorists will avoid potential long delays on I-640.

http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/smartfix/jwp/i40closure.asp

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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 06:03:19 PM »
This isn't Knoxville related but is traffic related.

A question for the folks who live around Nashville....

Last year I hit Nashville around 4-4:30 on Friday afternoon coming down 65/24/40 from the North.  I sat in 5 lanes of bumper to bumper rush hour traffic.  Can I avoid this if I take Briley parkway around Nashville or is it just as bad????
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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 06:31:35 PM »
II haven't been on Birley in a while.  I they are still working around Opry Mills it will slow you down.   Traffic gets pretty back up on birley between I-40 and -I24.

It's a holiday weekend so the construction crews won't be out but lanes will still be closed.
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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 06:37:04 PM »
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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 08:17:03 PM »
Thanks RFP.  I guess I won't be able to avoid the congestion.  We are leaving home around 7am and it's a 9/10 hour drive.
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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 11:50:38 PM »
A friend gave me a great travel tip. If your going to be near a big city at rush hour time stop outside  the city and have dinner or rest bit. by the time your done and back on the road the majority of rush hour is over.
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Re: Knoxville Construction Alert
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 06:29:05 AM »
II haven't been on Birley in a while.  I they are still working around Opry Mills it will slow you down.   Traffic gets pretty back up on birley between I-40 and -I24.

It's a holiday weekend so the construction crews won't be out but lanes will still be closed.

When I lived out that way they seemed to have finished construction. Around Elm Hill is very nice now. As for past that up to when it becomes Thompson Lane, I don't remember there being any construction but that was up until September.
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