Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County.
I-24 resurfacing beginning at the Georgia State Line (LM 0.0/MM 171) to the bridge over Chattanooga Creek (LM 6.18/MM 177) including bridge deck repair: On Sunday evening the contractor will begin a resurfacing project on I-24 in Hamilton County between mile markers 171 – 177 in and around the Lookout Valley/Tiftonia area to the Georgia State Line. This project includes resurfacing and bridge deck repairs. Most of the work is scheduled to take place at night between the hours of 9 p.
m.-6 a.m. on Sundays-Thursdays. However, there are at least 4 weekends where the contractor will be allowed to have lane closures beginning from Friday night to early Monday morning to perform bridge deck repairs. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times. THP will assist with traffic control. Estimated completion date is July.
I-75 design-build project from Enterprise South interchange (Exit 9) to SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Hwy.: The contractor is addressing punchlist items. Estimated completion date is April.
U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Boulevard): The contractor has implemented a traffic configuration on U.S. 27 South at the bridge over Signal Mountain Boulevard and permanent ramp closures on U.S. 27 South at Manning Street and Whitehall Road. Vehicles on U.S. 27 South now merge into one lane on the bridge over Signal Mountain Boulevard, while vehicles entering U.S. 27 South from Signal Mountain Boulevard are using a dedicated lane to access the corridor. Houser Street has been permanently closed as well. Crews are currently working on U.S. 27 North and South on weeknights between the hours of 7PM top 6AM to set barrier rail and perform road work. This nighttime work requires a right lane closure. They continue work on widening several bridges and building retaining walls along U.S. 27 South. At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. THP will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated completion date is October 2014.
College Drive East widening project from west of Sunkist Terrace to SR-317 (Apison Pike): The contractor will be working on College Drive East throughout the project area placing barrier rail and installing erosion control items between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July.
Shallowford Road widening project from Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor is addressing numerous utility issues on the project. Estimated project completion date is August 2013.
SR-60 construction of concrete slab bridge over branch (LM 0.44): (This project is near the Meigs County Line.) The contractor may be performing work throughout the project area between 7AM-6PM Monday through Saturday. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September.
Shallowford Road construction of concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over South Chickamauga Creek (LM 4.01), including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor is constructing the new bridge and performing grading operations. There will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. Traffic has been shifted to Phase 1 of the new bridge while the original bridge is demolished and Phase 2 is completed. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June.
U.S. 11 (SR-2, Lee Highway) construction of a concrete box beam bridge over the CSX Railroad (LM 16.25), including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor has switched traffic and is working on phase 2 of the project consisting of performing erosion control measurements, grading operations and constructing the new bridge. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June.
Daugherty Ferry Road construction of a concrete box beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving, over Sale Creek (LM 0.79): The project to replace the truss bridge over Sale Creek is underway, and the contractor has closed Daugherty Ferry Road to traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project. The detour route using Coulterville Road and Elesea Road will be clearly marked. Estimated project completion date is July.