Motorists traveling on I-40 East and I-640 West in Knox County should be aware of upcoming rolling roadblocks and a double lane closure that will have an effect on traffic in Knoxville in order to allow an overhead structure to be erected.


Starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 30, motorists will experience a prolonged rolling roadblock on I-40 East from West Hills (MM 380) to the 17th Street exit ramp (MM 387). There will also be a lengthy rolling roadblock on I-640 West from the Clinton Highway (MM 3.2) on ramp to the I-40 East exit ramp at 17th Street (MM 387).


The double lane closure will begin on I-40 East near the I-40/I-640 split (MM 385.4) and continue to the 17th Street exit ramp (MM 387). The rolling roadblocks and double lane closure are expected to be in place until 12 p.m.


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