Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Here is the weekly road construction for Hamilton County:

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 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A-B Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp No oversized/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd. No oversized/over dimensional loads  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

TDOT Maintenance on I-75 northbound from MM 14.2 to MM 14.2:   Hamilton County TDOT Maintenance on I-75 northbound from MM 14.2 to MM 14.2: The work will take place on Monday, between 8 p.m.-5 a.m. The slow lane of the North bound side will be closed during work hours. The bridge repair crew will be performing nighttime work to remove forms on the damaged guardrail areas on Ooltewah-Georgetown road over the NBL of I-75 at LM 14.2. 

SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair:   This could involve lane closures on SR-153, Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) to support pavement marking activities. Estimated project completion date is December. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251]  

SR-111 (LM 1.5) Replacement of a collapsed 42" corrugated metal pipe, including grading, drainage, and paving.:   Work is underway with the right lane closed at this time. RESTRICTIONS: 10-ft max width.  Estimated project completion date is April 2019. [Thomas Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS348]  

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 December.
[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 from 9 a.m.-3 p.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 pm. 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 December. [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, until 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] 



Emergency Preparedness Seminar Scheduled At Morning Pointe, Collegedale On Feb. 26

Instructors Donate Portable Face Shields For CPR To Whitfield Officers

Bethlehem Center Announces Breakfast Of Champions March 14


The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale, 9300 Messinger Lane in Ooltewah, is hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. ... (click for more)

Officers with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office are generally the first responders on the scene of an emergency. That’s why officials think it’s important for the staff to go through CPR ... (click for more)

The Bethlehem Center announces their Breakfast of Champions will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road in Chattanooga. The ... (click for more)


Happenings

Emergency Preparedness Seminar Scheduled At Morning Pointe, Collegedale On Feb. 26

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale, 9300 Messinger Lane in Ooltewah, is hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Lantern at Morning Pointe is partnering with the Hamilton County Health Dept. to provide an emergency readiness seminar specifically for ... (click for more)

Instructors Donate Portable Face Shields For CPR To Whitfield Officers

Officers with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office are generally the first responders on the scene of an emergency. That’s why officials think it’s important for the staff to go through CPR and First Aid recertification training on a regular basis. “Due to the large number of officers we have, we generally have CPR/First Aid instructors from outside our agency help us to make ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Bill Lee Announces New Investment In School Safety

Governor Bill Lee on Thursday announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence. He said, “The safety of our children and teachers is a top priority for my administration, and this investment ensures that school districts will have the resources they need to better protect our schools.” The ... (click for more)

Police Say White Admitted Killing Sharif After Xbox Sale was Set Up; Posted Laughing Emojis After Shooting

Chattanooga Police said a deal for the sale of an Xbox One wound up with a murder at a Hixson apartment on Tuesday. DMarcus White, 20, of 942 Shallowford Road, was charged with criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery in the death of Mohammad Sharif, 24. Mr. Sharif was found at 12:20 p.m. unresponsive lying in the parking lot at 3825 Hixson Pike. He died later ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway - And Response

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)