Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-24 West at Exit 183A (Germantown Road) Thursday at 8 p.m. through Friday at 6 a.m.  The contractor will have an off ramp closure in Hamilton County on I-24 West at Exit 183A to saw concrete slabs in preparation for future concrete ramp repair.  Traffic needing access to South Terrace Road from I-24 West will be directed to use Exit 184.  Traffic entering I-24 West from South Terrace Road will be directed to use the on ramp to I-24 West from Germantown Road. 

I-24 West at Exit 184 (Moore Road) from Friday at 8 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m.  The contractor will have a total ramp closure in Hamilton County on I-24 West at Exit 184 (Moore Road) to perform concrete slab repair on the ramp. The contractor will also have a right lane closure on I-24 during this work.  The two left lanes will remain open during this work.  Traffic needing access to South Terrace Road from I-24 West will be directed to use Exit 183A.  Traffic entering I-24 West from South Terrace Road will be directed to use the on ramp to I-24 West from Germantown Road or from Moore Road.  

U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard):  Weather permitting, the contractor may 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.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is February 2015. 

SR-58 resurfacing from Lakewood Acres Road (LM. 9.20) to Greenwood Road (LM 14.68):  Work on this continues.  Milling and paving operations are limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.  There will be temporary lane closures as needed on this project.  At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.  Estimated completion date is July. 

Construction of a State Industrial Access route serving Volkswagen Group of America, including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  During this report period the contractor will have a lane closure from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on SR-58 NB between Hickory Valley Road and Brown Middle School to lay base stone.  At least one lane of traffic will remain open.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control if needed.  Estimated project completion date is September.  

Caution should be used while traveling through the work zone.  During this work, THP will assist with traffic control.  Also, traffic information will be displayed on TDOT’s SmartWay Dynamic Message Signs, and several message boards will be used to provide traffic information to the public.


Pending Road/Lane Closures

There will be a lane shift at 1305 Dodson Ave. for installation of sidewalk ramps beginning Monday.   This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday.   Hours of operation each day are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   Traffic will be shifted and lanes narrowed to allow for the work to be done; motorists are advised to use caution when approaching and negotiating the work zone. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

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Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

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Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)