I-40 Road Work This Weekend to Impact Traffic

KNOXVILLE – Motorists traveling on I-40 in Knox County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an impact on traffic.

Beginning on Friday night, March 31, there will be lane closures on I-40 East and West between MM 386.6 and MM 387.8 in downtown Knoxville as crews work to repair the I-40 bridge over 17th Street. These lane closures will be in place 24/7 to allow for the installation of traffic control devices and texture coating of the bridge, and will carry over to I-275, as well as to Alcoa Highway (US129/SR115).

Lane closures will be in place until 6 a.m. on Monday, April 3. This will be the final of three weekends of bridge repair work in this area.

This schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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