ROADWAY ACTIVITY REPORT | February 6 – 12, 2020
CUMBERLAND COUNTY | I-40 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: Construction signs, guardrail (westbound), and portable barrier rail (eastbound) have been installed on I-40. The contractor continues grade work and drainage activities in the median behind portable barrier rail. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, use caution, and be aware of construction personnel in the work zone and equipment that will be entering/exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY | I-40 resurfacing from the SR-101 ramp (LM 18, MM 322) to east of SR-1 (US-70) (LM 24.6, MM 329), including bridge repair over Daddy’s Creek and Main Street: During this reporting period, the contractor is scheduled to begin bridge repair on the eastbound and westbound bridges at mm 326. I-40 will be reduced to one lane in each direction while repairs are being made. The contractor will implement portable queue warning systems and temporary portable rumble strips as part of traffic control. Motorists are encouraged to use caution while traveling through the work zone. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY | SR-1 (US-70) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 26.6: Construction signs, portable barrier rail, and temporary traffic signals have been installed. SR-1 (US-70) will be reduced to one lane between Godsey Road and Renegade Mountain Parkway while slope stabilization is in process. Motorists should exercise caution and pay attention to temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY | SR-101 (Peavine Road) Grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: As grade work progresses, motorists should be alert for shifts in traffic patterns to allow for construction activities. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as construction activities continue. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.
The Cumberland County Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security. The grant will be used to replace the department’s self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The total grant amount is $628,771. The federal share of the award is $571,610 while the local match is only $57,161!
The County’s current SCBA are 15+ years old and are considered obsolete by FEMA standards. The SCBA is a vital part of the equipment for a firefighter. This respiratory protective equipment allows a firefighter to breath clean air when extinguishing fires and searching for victims in IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) environments. These environments include but are not limited to: Smoke; produced by building fires, vehicle fires, etc., Heat, Gasses such as carbon monoxide and flammable heating gasses, and fully encapsulated Level A chemical protection suits. Without SCBA, firefighters would not be able to enter these environments to save life and property.
The County applies for these types of grants often to help reduce the burden on local taxpayers for purchase of these expensive but necessary pieces of equipment.
Click HERE to see the updated project statuses for Cumberland County from the Tennessee Department of Transportation!
Click HERE to read a press release from Veterans Service Officer Bill Ward concerning a possible phone scam involving scammers posing as the Veteran’s office of Crossville
Click HERE to view the latest Roadway Report from TDOT!
“In anticipation of increased holiday travel, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction- related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, December 20th, through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2nd”
Click HERE to read the press release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development regarding the recipients of the state grants!
The Plateau Partnership Park received nearly a third of the grant funding for a water-line extension!
Click HERE to learn more about the Plateau Partnership Park!