Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, October 25, 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. Additionally, there will be a nighttime (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) lane closure along I-24 EB on Sunday and Monday to support guardrail installation.  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:   The contractor will make a major traffic shift this weekend on U.S. 27 South as part of Phase 3 of the U.S. 27 reconstruction project in downtown Chattanooga.  Weather permitting, the contractor will begin shifting traffic at 7 p.m. on Friday.  Once the contractor begins the shift, it will take 12 to 15 hours to get traffic in its final Phase 3 alignment on U.S. 27 South.  If weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from being done Friday evening, the contractor will do the work on Saturday when conditions are favorable.  Traffic will be in its new pattern by Monday morning.  Motorists are advised to avoid U.S. 27 South this weekend.  Those who must travel on U.S. 27 South during this time period should be alert to changing conditions as the contractor moves traffic during the shift (including intermittent ramp closures to and from the downtown area) and changed conditions after the shift is complete. The new traffic pattern will result in traffic on U.S. 27 South being repositioned to the east side of the roadway between the I-24 interchange and the 4th Street interchange.  This will let the contractor complete work on the outside lanes of the project on the southbound side of U.S. 27.  The new traffic pattern will affect access to and from U.S. 27 South.  The entrance ramp from W. Main Street to U.S. 27 South that provides quick access to I 24 will be closed to allow the removal and replacement of the ramp’s bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.  This closure can be expected to be in place for up to a year.  Detour routes will be posted for traffic to use Williams Street to gain access to I-24 East/West.  Another alternate to access I-24 is via U.S. 27 South from MLK Boulevard  U.S. 27 South traffic will use a new exit between 4th Street and 6th Street to access MLK Boulevard Traffic from MLK Boulevard to U.S. 27 South will have access via an extended ramp that will merge onto U.S. 27 South just north of Main Street.  This configuration is expected to remain in place through the better part of 2019 with some changes at 4th Street along the way.  As part of this traffic change, minor updates to other ramps will occur.  Please give this area your full attention and be alert to changing conditions in the work zone.  The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone remains 45 MPH.  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

TDOT Contractor on SR-58 (Highway 58) both directions from LM 15.2 to LM 15.9: During this report period the contractor will be performing various safety improvements at the intersection of SR 58 and Birchwood Pike. This work may affect either direction of SR 58 & Birchwood Pike Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Flaggers will assist as needed. Estimated completion date is April 2019. [Talley/Pruett/CNS273]  

TDOT 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]  

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. From Oct. 18-Dec. 18, from 6 a.m.-6 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 (Sunday- Thursday, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.).  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251] 

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 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] 



Upcoming Street Closings Announced

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

American Legion Has Change In Eligibility Criteria


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Happenings

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

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New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

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Breaking News

Joint Human Trafficking Investigation Results In 4 Arrests In Bradley County

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Jobanie Martinez, 21, Sought In Dalton Shooting Of 2 On Sunday Night

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a late-night shooting incident on Sunday that sent two people to local hospitals with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening. The man who investigators have identified as the shooter, Jobanie Martinez, 21, is still at large. The victims and the shooter were known to each other. The incident happened at approximately ... (click for more)

Opinion

Remembering LaVaughn "Whitey" Cantrell

Our community is blessed with many good Southern Gospel singers and groups. One such person was LaVaugh “Whitey” Cantrell. “Whitey” as he is known around here passed away on Friday. “Whitey” received His nickname at Rossville High School where he graduated. Mr. Cantrell worked at Combustion Engineering as a welder until his retirement in 1991. I first became acquainted with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 'Do Well By Doing Good’

I was sitting on my porch last week with a pair of churchmen and reveled in the conversation when it coursed into the topic of friendship. The Bible's King Solomon had much to say about the beauty of friends when he wrote the Book of Proverbs … “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend” … and I was moved to be in the same circle of these two friends who met long ago ... (click for more)