July 21, 2020: Final set of Slow and Easy Replica Rail Installation to occur

Crews have made significant progress over the past three weeks. The photo below was taken at the Bruce and Court intersection looking east. The sidewalks along Bruce Street from Ole Smoky Moonshine corporate office to the Sevier County Heritage Museum are now complete, pavers are being installed between the sidewalk and roadway curb, and amended soils are being placed with the planters.

On Wednesday morning, July 22, concrete crews will begin at this intersection to cut into the concrete roadway for placement of the replica rails of the former Slow and Easy train track that ran in this exact location. During this time, Blalock Construction will keep one lane of traffic open with flaggers on site to assist with traffic. This portion of work will be completed by end of the day July 23.

Then, beginning Monday morning July 27 through Friday afternoon July 31, the first set of rails will be placed. During this time, Bruce Street will be closed from Cash Hardware to the crosswalk, as shown from the photos below.

Sidewalk work will also take place on July 27 and 28 along the Sevier County Court House side of Commerce Street, which will bring this section of sidewalk up to ADA compliance. The photos below indicate where the new sidewalks will be constructed. On Monday, July 27, the old sidewalk will be demolished and the new support frames installed. On Tuesday, July 28 the concrete will be placed for the new and ADA compliant sidewalk.