Motorists traveling on Alcoa Highway and John Sevier Highway should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an effect on traffic.

Beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 22, the intersection of Alcoa Highway and John Sevier Highway will be closed in order to allow crews to demolish the existing bridge in this area.

Motorists from John Sevier Highway wanting to access Alcoa Highway southbound will be detoured to Alcoa Highway northbound, then to Maloney Road, and will use the newly constructed bridge to access Alcoa Highway southbound.

Motorists from Alcoa Highway southbound wanting to access John Sevier Highway will be detoured to Topside Road, then to Maryville Pike, and then onto John Sevier Highway.

This closure will be in place until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution as workers will be present.