TOP PHOTO: The Davis Chapel turn off was reopened a couple of weeks ago. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

Earlier this month, this busy intersection, at the Davis Chapel turnoff, reopened.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “Weather permitting, the contractor for the SR-63 widening intends to reopen both Locust and McCarty Roads later this week,” said Matt Edens. Edens is the Operations District Supervisor, Operations Division, for TDOT District 19332 at La Follette.

Upon completion of these side roads, the contractor will proceed with constructing both Middleboro and Glade Springs Road, according to Edens. The contractor intends to begin construction on Tuesday June 27th.  In doing so, the contractor will need to temporarily close these side roads to complete this work.

“A closure of Middlesboro and Glade Springs Road is necessary to allow the contractor to perform grade work as well as pave the side roads. Traffic will be temporarily detoured to the nearby side streets while this work is taking place,” said Edens.

It is anticipated these closures will last approximately two weeks, but that will be dependent upon weather and subsurface conditions, according to Edens. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/21/2023-6AM)