UPDATE ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY – NOV. 20, 2023

Here is an update on current road projects in Cumberland County as of November 20, 2023:

HIGHWAY 127 PAVING FROM NORTH OF I-40 TO NEAR POTATO FARM ROAD

The contractor continues grading activities throughout the project limits. Temporary lane closures and/or periodic traffic stoppages will be necessary for construction activities. Flaggers and advanced warning signs will accompany any closures. Traffic has been shifted to the new alignment on Highway 127 at the intersections of Tabor Loop and Whittenburg Road. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.

ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION AT PEAVINE ROAD AND HIGHWAY 70

Construction activities are ongoing throughout the project. Traffic will be directed to the roundabout while the contractor works on the concrete islands around the roundabout. Paving is scheduled and will create more frequent traffic in and around the roundabout. Motorists entering the roundabout should yield to vehicles within the roundabout. Motorists should use caution while driving through the work zone.

CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE ON SPARTA HIGHWAY OVER THE OBED RIVER IN CROSSVILLE

The part of the highway at the bridge construction site is closed until the work is completed sometime in mid to late 2024. A detour with signs is in place advising motorists to utilize Northside Drive to travel around the closure. Additionally, the left turn from Sparta Drive onto Miller Avenue has been closed for the duration of the project. Motorists should be aware of the road closure and utilize the detour route as necessary.

HIGHWAY 127 AND 68 PROJECT FROM HIGHWAY 68 TO NEAR BYRDS CREEK BRIDGE

Traffic has been shifted to a temporary traffic pattern while construction is ongoing along Highway 127 and Highway 68 in Homestead. Construction equipment and vehicles will be entering and exiting the work zone frequently. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area and be aware of the traffic pattern shifts.

WORK PROJECT ON INTERSTATE DRIVE IN CROSSVILLE

Construction activities are in progress. Activities will require temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages on Interstate Drive, as well as short-term closures of city streets. Flagging operations will accompany these closures with appropriate signs. The contractor is scheduled to swap traffic at the Stout Drive intersection to near Cotton Patch Road. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Estimated completion dates were not available from TDOT except for the Sparta Highway bridge construction project.