Alternate routes recommended for Vols gameday traffic
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be repairing the I-40 bridge over 17th Street throughout February.
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 11:07 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 12:37 PM EST
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be repairing the I-40 bridge over 17th Street throughout February. The repairs mean drivers can expect lane closures from mile marker 386 to 387 over the next three weekends.
The repairs will begin the evening of Feb. 10 as crews work on the parapet wall on the bridge. The lane closures, which will last until 6 a.m. on Mondays, will also carry over on to I-275 and Alcoa Highway.
Those planning on being downtown for any Vols games will want to take an alternate route:
- If you’re traveling from West Knox, get off at Papermill and onto Highway 11.
- If you’re traveling from East Knox, get off at James White Parkway and onto Highway 11.
- If you’re traveling from North Knox, get off I-75 and take Broadway into downtown.
- If you’re traveling from South Knox, Chapman Highway into downtown might be better than Alcoa.
This schedule is dependent on weather, according to TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi.
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