Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

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.  On the evening of Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m.-6 a.m., the contractor will restrict traffic to one lane on U.S. 27 North from the Olgiati Bridge to the Manning Street Bridge to implement a traffic realignment.  Also on the evening of Thursday, between the hours of 7 p.m.-6 a.m., the contractor will perform demolition work on the overhang forms on the new U.S. 27 North ramp bridge over Dayton Boulevard.  During this work, Dayton Boulevard will be closed to traffic coming from Red Bank.  Traffic will be detoured to U.S. 27 South then onto Manufacturers Road and Cherokee Boulevard  Traffic traveling to Red Bank on Dayton Boulevard from the Stringers Ridge tunnel to Signal Mountain Road will be restricted to one lane with delays.  This work is weather permitting.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is February 2015.  

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 working on road and drainage, along with environmental measures.  Traffic will not be impacted at this time so no lane closures are needed.  Estimated project completion date is September.  



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A Letter To The NAACP

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Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

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