TOP PHOTO: This is how the project looked on May 9 in this Eagle I aerial photo from WLAF’s Charlie Hutson.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The contractor for the SR-63 widening will open Middlesboro Road/ Davis Chapel Road by Fri., June 2, according to Matt Edens, Operations District Supervisor for Operations Division, District 19.

Upon completion of this side road, the contractor will proceed with constructing both McCarty and Locust Roads. The contractor intends to begin construction on Tues., June 6.  The contractor will need to temporarily close these side roads to complete this work. A closure at this location 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. It is anticipated this closure will last approximately two weeks, but that will be dependent upon weather and subsurface conditions. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/31/2023-6AM)