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] 



The Night They Cried At The Mudville Aldermanic Board

Whitfield County Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Thursday

Riverpark Piers Now Open; Boat Ramps Remain Closed


The board of aldermen met Monday night at the usual place, usual time. There was, glory be, upwards of 30 in attendance - give or take. The meetings always start with a preacher giving the ... (click for more)

The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for its four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department announced the Riverpark Piers are now open. The Riverpark Boat Ramps are still closed due to high waters. (click for more)


Happenings

The Night They Cried At The Mudville Aldermanic Board

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Whitfield County Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Thursday

The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for its four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face, and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton. All locations will be open from 7 a.m. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

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Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Request

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