Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 

I-24 East and West drainage improvement from MM 173 to 175:   The drainage improvement project at Exit 174 is underway.  On Monday evening, the right lane of I-24 East near Exit 174 in the Lookout Valley community will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. and ending before 6 a.m. to allow the contractor to extend the guardrail.  There will be lane closures along US-41 in the vicinity of the interchange. Ramps will remain open but could be subject to width and lane restrictions.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Talley Construction Company/Micka/CNS324]  

I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows 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 Parkway, and the intersection (I-75 NB off-ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan Parkway) is now controlled by a traffic signal. Estimated project completion date is October. [C.W. Matthews Contracting/City Of East Ridge/LCLPRGM]  

US-27 (I-124) widening from I-24/US-27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:   Work on this project continues with numerous activities occurring in the median of US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the left traffic lane in both the northbound and southbound directions. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place until further notice. Detours are posted. Motorists should pay close attention to the detour signage posted. The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone remains 45 MPH. 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 US-27. Beginning on Thursday night a temporary left lane closure will be in place for Northbound US27 from I24 to the Olgiati Bridge for modification the existing barrier rail and repaving of the northbound lanes between W. 6th Street and W. 4th Street. The shifting of traffic lanes will be required to accomplish the work. These lane closures and related work will continue on Friday night and then again on Monday night through Wednesday night. All work will be performed between the hours on 7 p.m.-6 a.m.  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]  

TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 5.0 to MM 6.5:   A contractor from Arcadis will be performing an ACM inspection on the I24 bridges over Lookout Creek at LM 5.33 and over Chattanooga Creek LM 6.19 from Tuesday-Thursday. The right shoulder and through lane will be closed.  

TDOT Contractor on I-24 eastbound at MM 178.6:   TDOT contract crews will have temporary lane closures this weekend on I 24 East on the bridge over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the US-27 interchange in Chattanooga to replace deteriorating skid-resistant surface on the bridge. The work will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and be completed by 2 p.m. on Saturday. One lane of traffic will remain open on the bridge at all times during this work. 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-29 (US-27) both directions from LM 20.57 to LM 20.57:   Bridge Inspection will be performing its two year inspection on SR29 over Soddy Creek at LM 20.57 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. The right shoulder and travel lane will be closed – northbound (southbound scheduled, but only if needed). 

US-127 (SR-8) slope repair of Signal Mountain Boulevard at log mile 15.9:   During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing slope stabilization operations. Temporary traffic signals are in place on either end of the project to control traffic. Additionally the speed limit has been lowered to 20 MPH in the construction zone. Additional flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is October. [GSI/Maintenance/MAINT]  

Utility Work on SR-2 (Brainerd Road) both directions from LM 13.8 to LM 13.93:   East bound and West bound lane closures between St. Marks Avenue and Moore Road for utility work, signage with flagger support from: Oct. 8-12 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Utility Work on SR-58 (HWY. 58) westbound from LM 9.61 to LM 9.61:   Standard traffic control to perform standard lane shift in east bound lane closest to shoulder per the MUTCD and TDOT requirements, flagger support, signage, temporary delays. Start Thursday and ends Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Utility Work on SR-8 (Signal Mountain Road) both directions from LM 12.8 to LM 12.8:   Lane Closure to perform utility work at the intersection of Old Signal Mountain Road/Raider Lane. Work will occur nightly from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. through Friday. 

SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair:   This project will involve nightly lane closures to support the project activities. This will involve both NB and SB lane closures on SR153 on Friday (8 p.m.-6 a.m.), Saturday and Sunday (5 p.m.-6 a.m.) and Monday-Wednesday (8 p.m.-6 a.m.).  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251]  

Cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on US-11 (US-64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on US-127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, SR-8):   The McCallie Tunnel will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. This will involve a flagging operation, with one way traffic. Also, the Stringers Ridge tunnel will be cleaned Wednesday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Bachman Tubes will be cleaned on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Both the Stringer's Ridge and the Bachman Tube cleaning will have a signed detour to direct traffic Estimated project completion date is June 2019. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNS206] 

SR-320 (East Brainerd Road) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road:   During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Bel-Air Road. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is October. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383]  

US-11/64 SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) resurfacing from east of Moore Road (LM 13.85) to east of Airport Road (LM 15.84):   The contractor has begun milling and paving operations and will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing operations Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228] 



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