TRAFFIC ALERT: Blount County

KNOXVILLE – Motorists traveling in Blount County should be aware of an upcoming traffic shift on Alcoa Highway near McGhee Tyson Airport.

On Monday, August 17, the contractor will begin setting beams for the new Hunt Road overpass near McGhee-Tyson Airport.  Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Hunt Road, then to Louisville Road, and then back onto Alcoa Highway. Northbound traffic will be detoured using the existing on and off ramps at Hunt Road.

Southbound detours will be in place nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with northbound detours in place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. All work is expected to be complete by Friday, August 21. This schedule is weather permitting.

For more information on this project, please visit:

https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/projects-region-1/sr-115-alcoa-highway-hall-road-to-tyson-blvd.html

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more.

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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