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.


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