Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, October 18, 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. 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]  

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  and Friday night, then again on Monday night through Wednesday night, temporary lane closure may be required for North and Southbound US27 from I24 to the Olgiati Bridge for modification of the existing barrier rail. These lane closures, if necessary, will be short duration between the hours of 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Additionally, temporary right lane closures will be occurring northbound and southbound on the Olgiati Bridge. These closures are currently scheduled for Monday morning through Wednesday evening. Two lanes will remain open at all times for each direction.  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]  

US-127 (SR-8) slope repair of Signal Mountain Boulevard at log mile 16.05:   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 December. [GSI/Maintenance/MAINT]  

TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 176.4 to MM 177.2:   Nighttime Closure - A contractor from Arcadis will be performing an inspection on the I24 bridges over Lookout Creek at LM 176.4 and over Chattanooga Creek at LM 177.2 Thursday from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. The right shoulder and through lane will be closed.  

TDOT Maintenance on I-124 northbound from MM 0.2 to MM 0.2:   TDOT Bridge Inspection will be performing its 2-year Inspection on the I-24 Bridge over US-27 intersection on Monday. There will be a shoulder closure US-27, MM 0.2, at the I-24 split to inspect the single bearing that carries I-24 eastbound. Bridge inspection will close the shoulder from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

TDOT Maintenance on I-24 both directions from MM 182.4 to MM 182.4:   TDOT Bridge Inspection will be performing its 2-year inspection on South Crest road over I-24 LM 182.4 on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No lanes on I-24 will be affected but on Crest Road the west bound lane and shoulder will be affected.  

Utility Work on SR-2 (Broad Street) southbound from LM 6.2 to LM 6.23:   Shoulder work at intersection w/w 33rd Street with signage and flaggers as needed. 3210 Broad - W 32nd Street and Watson Court from Thursday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Utility Work on SR-27 (Market Street) both directions from LM 4.43 to LM 4.43:   Intersection of Market Street and King Street /W. 13th Street. One lane to remain open to NB and SB traffic for duration of project. Signage and flaggers as needed. Thursday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) southbound from LM 5.41 to LM 5.51:   To install two spans overhead along existing EPB pole line along SR 319. Signage for a temporary single lane closure for aerial utility work. Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.   

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 SR-153 beginning on Monday. 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):   Bachman Tubes will be cleaned on Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. 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 Hamlet Drive. 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 will temporarily not be working during this report period. Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228] 



Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Miller Park Farmers Market Starts Thursday

Thanksgiving Garbage And Recycle Collection And Site Schedule


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Happenings

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

E 7th Street E 7th Street will be closed between Walnut Street and Cherry Street from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the Hamilton County office move. Detours will be posted. Market Street Beginning on Thursday, southbound traffic on Market Street at King Street will be narrowed down to one lane and sent over to a northbound lane, while northbound traffic will ... (click for more)

Miller Park Farmers Market Starts Thursday

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, Miller Park will host a weekly urban Farmers Market and Marketplace. The new market will serve as downtown’s gathering place for community, farmers, artists, local makers and food artisans. All markets take place on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at Miller Park. The Farmers Market will favor local and regional sustainable farmers, local food entrepreneurs ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Putting $10 Million Toward New Shelter For Humane Education Society

County officials are committing $10 million toward a new shelter for the Humane Education Society (HES). Only Commissioner Tim Boyd spoke against the allocation at a commission meeting on Wednesday. He said a more urgent need was a $5 million training center for police, fire and emergency workers. County Finance Director Albert Kiser said the county came up with a total $14 ... (click for more)

Several Large Trucks Get Stuck On Lookout; 1 Demolishes Wall On Ochs Highway

Lookout Mountain, Tn., Commissioner Jim Bentley said there has been a lot of concern with large trucks on Ochs Highway. In the past month five different trucks have been stuck at the top of the road. Additionally, a large truck hit and demolished the rock wall at the top curve of Ochs Highway. The destroyed walls were near the intersection of Fleetwood Drive and Forest Avenue. It ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To First Volunteer Bank

Thank you to the Highway 58 branch of First Volunteer Bank. On behalf of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, I would like to express our appreciation to the manager and staff of the HIghway 58 Branch of First Volunteer Bank for putting on a Veterans Day lunch in the lobby of your bank on Friday, Nov. 9. It was a cold and rainy day and Army, Marines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Lamar Rants

Being a child of the South, I’ve marveled at our funny sayings for all of my life. I’ve been at a football game and heard a disgruntled fan in the stands say of his team’s quarterback, “That boy couldn’t play dead in a cowboy movie.” I’ve been at the Sunday supper table and heard, “I’m of a mind each one of his sermons is better than the next.” And I’ve sat in a Saturday morning ... (click for more)