TDOT Says Work Progressing On U.S. 27 North Ramp To Signal Mountain Road

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TDOT officials said work is progressing on a new ramp under construction from U.S. 27 North to Signal Mountain Road. 

TDOT began getting numerous complaints when the work started because drivers accessing Signal Mountain Road and Dayton Boulevard from U.S. 27 North are all having to use the same newly constructed ramp temporarily during this work. 

Signal Mountain residents complained because it takes them longer to get to Signal Mountain Road. Previously, there was a temporary ramp there that allowed traffic to freely flow onto Signal Mountain Road, but TDOT had to shift traffic onto the newly shared ramp that is signal controlled so crews could demolish and replace the  temporary ramp with the new permanent two-lane free flow ramp to Signal Mountain Road.

The ramp is slated to be complete by the end of March.  When it is opened, traffic accessing Signal Mountain Road will use it, and the ramp that is currently being shared by everyone will be a one-lane left turn ramp toward Dayton Boulevard. 

Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "Drivers in the area should be able to see the ramp taking shape. 

"The contractor began pouring concrete on Monday, and work is progressing very well.  It is scheduled to be completed and open to traffic by the end of March. The road crews have done a lot of work in two days."



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