Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:
U.S. 41 (SR-8, Ringgold Rd.) grading, drainage and paving at the intersection of I 75 South off-ramp (LM 1.07) at Exit 1: Work on this project continues. The contractor will be working on Exit 1 on I-75 South at East Ridge performing paving operations during this report period. Work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mondays-Saturdays. Unless a major backup occurs, traffic on I-75 should not be affected. In the future this job could require a temporary lane/shoulder closure on I-75 South. THP and flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated project completion date is December.
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): Weather permitting, the contractor will have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road work. They will also be working on retaining walls and bridges throughout the project area. During nighttime work, at least one lane will remain open in each direction. Beginning on Saturday at 7 p.m. until Sunday at 7 p.m. the contractor will close the ramp from Dayton Blvd. to U.S. 27 South to set girders on the nearby bridge. The closure is necessary because the crane needed to do the work would not allow traffic to pass safely. It is likely that the contactor will not require the total time period to perform the work, and as soon as the work is completed the ramp will be reopened. This work is weather permitting. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. Estimated project completion date is February 2015.
Shallowford Road widening project from Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, including grading drainage, and paving: Work continues on this project. The contractor will be paving during this report period as weather and temperatures permit. Drivers are urged to be alert and to obey all traffic signs. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated project completion date is December.
Construction of a State Industrial Access route serving Volkswagen Group of America, including grading, drainage and paving: Work on this project continues. The contractor is in the process of clearing and taking care of environmental measures in order to start on road and drainage. Traffic will not be impacted at this time therefore, no lane closures are needed. Estimated project completion date is September.
I-75 from MM 13.9 to MM 25.3 expansion of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Traffic System: Work on this project continues. There will be daytime shoulder closures throughout the project area as the contractor performs work for future traffic cameras and dynamic message signs. Estimated completion date is May.