TVA Issues Traffic Cautions for Rutledge Pike and the Holston River
July 2, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued traffic cautions during transmission line work in July across Rutledge Pike and the Holston River.
Between July 7 and July 20, TVA crews will be installing transmission wires on the East Knoxville 161-kilovolt transmission line. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT each day, including weekends.
Caution should be taken on Rutledge Pike near Wooddale Road, where crane trucks will be positioned on each side of the road to keep the wires off the road and above traffic. Traffic control personnel and signs will be present during work hours.
On the Holston River near River Mile 10 (and Ellistown Road), all watercraft operators should take extra precaution. Boaters should heed warnings from two security boats that will be patrolling the area.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
Jim Hopson, Knoxville, (865) 632-8860
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000