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Project Update

Improving 66 Facts

The speed limit is now 35 mph.
It will remain in effect for the duration of the project (April 3, 2015).

Phase 2 – Douglas Dam Road (SR-139) to south of the I-40 Interchange:

Phase 2 is Complete!

Phase 3 - Boyds Creek Highway (SR-338) to Douglas Dam Road (SR-139):

Crews are making progress throughout the project on subgrade, bridge widening, storm drain installation, and utility relocations. 

Pictured below, crews are installing metal decking for the southbound bridge widening in preparation of placing concrete for the deck.

Update on the Temporary Huffaker Road Closure: 

Despite the recent rainfall events and the development of an apparent sinkhole that had to be addressed, much progress has been made on the work that required the temporary closure of Huffaker Road:  the existing asphalt and stone have been removed; excavation down to approximate subgrade is complete; the storm drain under the proposed curb line is installed; and the trench for the 72” pipe has been partially excavated (pictured below).  Blasting for the solid rock within the 72” pipe trench was scheduled to begin this weekend and carry in to next week.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please call us at 865.429.4509.  As always, please use extreme caution and reduce speed  through the work zone.  

Updated: 08/18/2014

  Installing storm drain on Phase 3. Dressing slope and basestone for new outside lanes on Phase 3.
  Constructing ditch stabilization on Phase 3.
More constructing ditch stabilization on Phase 3.
  Installing containment system to repaint the existing steel bridge beams. Drilling to blast rock for storm drain installation on Phase 3.