Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 19, 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. 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 Pkwy., 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 May. [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. The contractor has closed the 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South. This closure will be in place until 05/18. Traffic from 12th Street will be detoured to Carter Street and then to Westbound MLK where motorists may access the US-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 has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on US-27 North. The speed limit on US-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. 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. 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 11 feet. Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

Utility Work on SR-58 (HWY. 58) northbound from LM 10.49 to LM 10.49:   Approx. 5.8 miles northeast of the intersection with SR 153 TVA will be performing aerial line work. Temporary delays signage with flagger support. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. [UO 2007050836-2018]  

SR-111 resurfacing from SR-29 to Jones Gap Road:   Work will be performed from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Signs will be installed on Thursday and work will begin on Monday. Estimated project completion date is July. [Wright Brothers, LLC/Pruett/CNS020]  

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 June. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383]  

SR-58 intersection improvement at Champion Road:   During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. This work may affect either direction of SR-58 at the Champion Road intersection. No lane closures will be in effect from 5-9 a.m. in the southbound direction and from 3-6 p.m. in the northbound direction. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June. [Greenstar, LLC/Pruett/CNS025]  

The tunnel 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 nighttime cleaning operation of McCallie Tunnels, Stringers Ridge Tunnel, and Bachman Tubes occurs between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Tunnels will be closed during cleaning, and detours will be marked accordingly as each tunnel is cleaned. This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday at the McCallie tunnels (SR-2) and proceed to the Stringer's Ridge tunnel (SR-8) and on Thursday, April 26, the Bachman Tubes (SR-8) will be cleaned.  Estimated project completion date is June. [ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223] 




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Section Of Hixson Pike To Be Closed On Wednesday And Thursday For Re-Paving

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Make One Of The Proposed Surplus City Buildings Into A Local History Museum - And Response

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Roy Exum: No Cell Phones Allowed

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