JACKSON – Delays will be possible on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway in eastern Powell County and western Wolfe County, beginning Monday, Sept. 10, as a paving project gets underway.
Contractor crews will be resurfacing a short stretch of the Mountain Parkway on Slade Hill in Powell County, and another short stretch in the area of the “55 mph curve” at the Route 15 underpass near mile marker 38 in Wolfe County.
A high-friction, skid-resistant pavement will be applied to the highway as part of a safety project intended to reduce the number of traffic accidents in these locations. New warning signage will also be installed in both locations in a further effort to improve safety.
During the work, one lane of the parkway will be closed in each direction. Motorists may encounter traffic slowdowns or delays in this area, and should be alert for workers and flaggers, as well as trucks and equipment entering and leaving the highway. They should also watch for changing traffic patterns when work shifts from one lane to another.
The project is expected to take approximately one week to complete. Equipment breakdowns or inclement weather may lengthen the construction period.