Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, November 8, 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 night time (9 p.m.-6 a.m.) lane closure along I-24 EB to support guardrail installation on Sunday and possibly Monday. 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 activities occurring on the west side of southbound US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the area along the access ramps for east and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place until further notice. Additionally, the southbound ramp from W. Main Street to southbound US-27 has been temporarily closed and will remain so 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.  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. Additional flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is December. [GSI/Maintenance/MAINT] 

SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair:   This project could involve nightly lane closures to support the project activities. This will involve both NB and SB lane closures on SR-153 on Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. This project could also involve daytime lane closures to support the project activities. This will involve both NB and SB lane closures on SR-153 on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.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 November. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383] 

SR-58 miscellaneous safety improvements at the intersection of SR-312 (Birchwood Pike) (LM 15.70):   Contractor will be completing various safety improvements at the intersection of SR-58 and Birchwood Pike. No southbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 5-9 a.m. No northbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 3-6 p.m. Work will be allowed on Saturdays but flagging personnel will be present to ensure continued traffic flow. Estimated project completion date is April 2019. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNS273]  

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):   During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing operations Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Additionally the contractor might have intermittent lane restrictions while adjusting utility manhole covers, this operation will take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This work may affect either direction of SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) and between Moore Road and Airport Road. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228] 

Utility Work on SR-27 (Market Street) both directions from LM 4.43 to LM 4.43:   Intersection of Market Street and King Street/West 13th Street, one lane to remain open to NB and SB traffic for duration of project, Oct. 18-Dec. 18, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Signage and flaggers will be used as needed. Estimated project completion date is January 2019. [utility/Utility Permit/UTILITY] 



Rita Hubbard Publishes Children’s Book About Chattanooga Pioneer William Lewis

National Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Names New Curator As The Center Prepares To Open In 2020

CARTA’s Easter Holiday Schedule Announced


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Happenings

Rita Hubbard Publishes Children’s Book About Chattanooga Pioneer William Lewis

When doing research for her first book, African Americans of Chattanooga , author Rita Lorraine Hubbard kept coming across the same name in footnotes and newspaper articles: William Lewis. As a historian and writer, Ms. Hubbard was driven to investigate further. What she discovered was an amazing story that is now a published children’s book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis ... (click for more)

National Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Names New Curator As The Center Prepares To Open In 2020

Keith A. Hardison, executive director of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, has appointed Molly Randolph as curator. Ms. Randolph holds a master of arts degree in history of decorative arts from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. and a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and sociology from Centre College in Danville, Ky. Ms. Randolph served as curator ... (click for more)

Breaking News

New Details Given On Disappearance Of Geneva Atkins, 83

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office released additional details in an effort to help the public recognize the GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Geneva Atkins. Mrs. Atkins was last seen on Tuesday at approximately 9 p.m. driving a gray 1999 GMC Sierra with damage to the right front fender. The vehicle is registered in Tennessee and the license plate is 158-JSP. The 1999 GMC Sierra ... (click for more)

Man, 50, Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Christopher Bell, 29, Wanted For Attempted Criminal Homicide

A man, 50, was shot on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon, and Christopher Bell, 29, is wanted for criminal attempted homicide. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a person shot call at 1050 Bailey Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man stated to police that he and the suspect were involved in a vehicle ... (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As we open this week’s edition of The Saturday Funnies, it seems the best question of the day is how many Easter eggs can you put in an empty basket? If you answered ‘one,’ you are as smart as our famous Little Johnny, who explained that with just one egg, the basket wasn’t empty any longer. Please understand that I do not write The Saturday Funnies; I just assemble what I find ... (click for more)