Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 

I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1: Work on this project continues. The project will result in a reconfiguration of the exit ramps and will combine both northbound exits (1A and 1B) into one, which will allow drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan Pkwy., and the intersection (I-75 NB off-ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan Pkwy.) is now controlled by a new traffic signal. Estimated project completion date is May. [C.W. Matthews Contracting / City Of East Ridge / LCLPRGM]  

SR-153/SR-319 (Hixson Pike) bridge repair on Hixson Pike over SR-153: Possible daytime lane closures on both SR153 and Hixson Pike to support punch list item work. Estimated project completion date is January. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc. / Micka / CNQ941]  

The tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on U.S. 11 (US 64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on U.S. 127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on U.S. 41 (U.S. 76, SR-8): No tunnel cleaning during reporting period. Estimated project completion date is June. [ETI Environmental, Inc. / Micka / CNR223]  

U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge: Work on this project continues. The contractor has closed the 12th Street tie-in ramp to U.S. 27 South. This closure will be in place until April. Traffic from 12th Street will be detoured to Carter Street and then to Westbound MLK where motorists may access the U.S. 27 South on-ramp. Detours are posted. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the detour signage posted. The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH. Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement a lane/shoulder closures daily between the hours of 7 p.m.-6 a.m. On Wednesday night the contractor changed ramp configurations on U.S. 27 North between Martin Luther King Blvd. and 4th Street. These changes will affect the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd., and the off-ramp (Exit 1C) from U.S. 27 North to 4th Street. Traffic coming from downtown Chattanooga and using the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd. will be required to come to a complete stop at the top of the ramp. Traffic wishing to access 4th Street at Exit 1C from U.S. 27 North will now be directed to a new temporary exit ramp before crossing the 6th Street overpass. This new temporary exit ramp will be narrow and posted for 15 MPH. This new traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two months. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes due to the increased congestion between MLK Blvd. and 4th Street. The speed limit will also be reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on U.S. 27 North. The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the rest of the construction zone remains 45 MPH. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the signage posted. Thursday night from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. temporary left lane closure will be in place for Northbound US27 from I-24 to Martin Luther King Boulevard for Setting Beams over 12th Street. During this closure no ramp traffic will be affected. Weather permitting, the contractor may implement temporary lane/shoulder closures on weeknights between the hours of 7 p.m.-6 a.m. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on U.S. 27. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. Restrictions: I 124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 10 feet.  Estimated project completion date is July 2019. [Dement Construction Company, LLC / Micka / CNP230] 




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