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On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, a house shell constructed by the Appalachian Service Project at the Bristol Motor Speedway will be moved to its final location at 324 Pennsylvania Avenue (between Anderson Street and Lynwood Street). This was the house move originally scheduled for May 18 that was postponed because of mechanical equipment issues. In accordance with the TDOT-issued oversize haul permit, this oversize load will depart the Dragway Entrance of Bristol Motor Speedway at 10:00 a.m. and proceed under police escort west on Highway 394; north on Highway 11E and Volunteer Parkway to Anderson Street; then east on Anderson Street over the Anderson Street bridge; and be delivered to its final site on Pennsylvania Avenue. This load is 24 feet wide and thus will considerably impact traffic, especially on northbound Highway 11E and Volunteer Parkway, and eastbound on Anderson Street between Volunteer Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Pennsylvania Avenue between the Anderson Street Bridge and Ash Street will be closed when the house arrives at that location until it is backed up onto the foundation site. Northbound and southbound Pennsylvania Avenue traffic will be detoured via the Anderson Street and Ash Street bridges while the house is set on the site. It is planned that this block of Pennsylvania Avenue will be re-opened to traffic no later than 2:00 p.m.
Motorists are cautioned that this oversize load will cause delays along this route and to take this into account when planning to travel along these roadways.
Questions concerning this oversize load move should be directed to David Metzger, Traffic Engineer, at (423) 989-5522.