Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:
I-24 and I-75 resurfacing project: I-24 resurfacing from west of Spring Creek Rd. (MM 185) to I-75 (MM 185.7); I-75 resurfacing from the Georgia State Line (MM 0.00) to south of Chickamauga Creek (MM 1.91): Work on this project is complete pending addressing of punchlist items. Any work requiring lane closures is limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. THP will assist with traffic control.
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 has begun. The contractor will be working on Exit 1 on I-75 South at East Ridge performing temporary lane shifts and lane reduction operations during this report period. Work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mondays through 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 September.
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 from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to perform road work. During this report period, the contractor 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. Weather permitting, the contractor will have a nighttime lane closure on U.S. 27 North from the Olgiati Bridge to the Dayton Blvd. exit ramp on Thursday. Additionally, Signal Mtn. Road will be closed between the North and South entrance and exit ramps on Thursday and Friday nights to allow the contractor to tighten and torque the bolts on the new bridge girders over Signal Mountain Road. All of these closures will take place between 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Should weather delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place at the first available time. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. Estimated project completion date is December 2014.
Shallowford Road widening project from Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, including grading drainage, and paving: Work continues on this project. Traffic has been switched to the temporary paving on the SB side of the project and the contractor is working on road and drainage on the NB side of the project. This work will be performed during the day on weekdays only. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September.
SR-319 (Hixson Pike) resurfacing (microsurfacing) from south of Warwickshire Drive (LM 12.51) to U.S. 27 (SR-29) (LM 21.27): This project takes place near the Lakesite and Soddy-Daisy areas. Rumble striping and pavement marking operations will take place during this report period. This work will require lane closures. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September.
Construction of a State Industrial Access route serving Volkswagen Group of America, including grading, drainage and paving: Work on this project has begun. 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 2014.