Traffic Caution in Knoxville for I-40 and Highway 11E
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a traffic caution for transmission line work on the Knox-Douglas 161 kilovolt transmission line. Workers will replace conductors for continued reliability with work beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at dark.
Traffic will be reduced during work hours to one lane on Feb. 7 (with Feb. 21 as a makeup date) where the line crosses I-40 at mile marker 395. On Highway 11E, on the west side of the 11E/70 split, lane closures can be expected during work hours. Work is coordinated with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Travelers should use TDOT SmartWay and pay attention to overhead signs and roadside message boards for up-to-date traffic information.
TVA is investing over $2 billion in transmission system improvements across our service area between 2021 and 2025 to build the energy grid of the future that will continue to provide, clean, low cost, reliable power.> For more information about TVA and its 87-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.