Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1: Work on this project continues. The project will result in a reconfiguration of the exit ramps and will combine both northbound exits (1A & 1B) into one, which will allow drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan Pkwy., and the intersection (I-75 NB off-ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan Pkwy.)is now controlled by a new traffic signal. The contractor is planning on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 (weather pending) on closing the existing I-75 NB Off-Ramp Exit 1B and re-signing I-75 NB traffic unto the new I-75 NB Exit 1 ramp. Traffic delays will be minimal but the new intersection (I-75 NB off Ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan will be controlled by a new traffic signal).  Estimated project completion date is May. [C.W. Matthews Contracting/City Of East Ridge/LCLPRGM]  

U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge: Work on this project continues. The contractor has closed the 12th Street tie-in ramp to U.S. 27 South. This closure will be in place until April. Traffic from 12th Street will be detoured to Carter Street and then to Westbound MLK where motorists may access the U.S. 27 South on-ramp. Detours are posted. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the detour signage posted. New ramp configurations were implemented on the northbound lanes of US 27 between MLK Blvd. and Fourth Street. These changes affected the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd., and the off-ramp (Exit 1C) from U.S. 27 North to 4th Street. Traffic coming from downtown Chattanooga and using the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd. is now required to come to a complete stop at the top of the ramp. Traffic wishing to access 4th Street at Exit 1C from U.S. 27 North is now directed to a new temporary exit ramp before crossing the 6th Street overpass. This new temporary exit ramp is narrow and posted for 15 MPH. This new traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two weeks. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes due to the increased congestion between MLK Blvd. and 4th Street. The speed limit has also been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on U.S. 27 North. The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the rest of the construction zone remains 45 MPH. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the signage posted.  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 U.S. 27. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. Estimated project completion date is July 2019. [Dement Construction Company, LLC / Micka / CNP230] 

Restrictions: I 124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 11 feet. Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]  

SR-153/SR-319 (Hixson Pike) bridge repair on Hixson Pike over SR-153: The contractor will implement lane closures for SR153 during non-peak hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) beginning Monday Feb. 5, through Feb. 9. There will also be possible lane closures on Hixson Pike for the period from Feb. 5-9. These lane closures will not be restricted to non-peak hours. Estimated project completion date is February. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNQ941]  

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 Bel-Air Road. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is June. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383]  

The tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on U.S. 11 (US 64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on U.S. 127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on U.S. 41 (U.S. 76, SR-8): No tunnel cleaning scheduled until Feb. 21 and 22, weather permitting. Estimated project completion date is June. [ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223]  

U.S. 11 (SR-2/Brainerd Road) resurfacing from McCallie Tunnel (LM 11.83) to east of Moore Rd. (LM 13.85): During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, through Feb. 9.  The contractor will be adjusting manholes and installing striping. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times. This work may affect either direction of Brainerd Road or side streets from Moore Road to the McCallie tunnel.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is February. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNR218] 



Westbound Bachman Tunnel To Be Closed Early Wednesday Morning For Maintenance

Gas Line Work To Begin On Ashland Terrace On Wednesday

HES Announces "Rescues On The Runway" Fundraiser Set For March 16


Starting at midnight and concluding at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, TDOT will be closing the westbound Bachman tunnel to perform needed maintenance prior to its routine cleaning of both east and westbound ... (click for more)

Beginning on Wednesday, gas line work will commence on Ashland Terrace between Crestview Drive and Thrushwood Drive This work will require the closure of the right eastbound lane until work is ... (click for more)

Tickets and tables are on sale for the Humane Educational Society's annual "Rescues on the Runway," set for Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. "Sip on complimentary ... (click for more)


Happenings

Westbound Bachman Tunnel To Be Closed Early Wednesday Morning For Maintenance

Starting at midnight and concluding at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, TDOT will be closing the westbound Bachman tunnel to perform needed maintenance prior to its routine cleaning of both east and westbound directions of the Bachman tunnels on Thursday . Please seek alternate routes if planning to travel west to Chattanooga. (click for more)

Gas Line Work To Begin On Ashland Terrace On Wednesday

Beginning on Wednesday, gas line work will commence on Ashland Terrace between Crestview Drive and Thrushwood Drive This work will require the closure of the right eastbound lane until work is completed. Additionally, the second eastbound lane will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Eastbound traffic will be shifted into the middle turn lane during this ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Approves M-1 Zoning For Harriet Tubman Site

The City Council on Tuesday night approved M-1 zoning for the 44-acre site of the former Harriet Tubman public housing project in East Chattanooga. Conditions include a list of unwanted industrial users that would not be allowed and the requirement of a transportation study before closing with a jobs prospect. Dumpsters would be at least 200 feet from a nearby home. Council ... (click for more)

Driver Flees From Collegedale Police; Runs Over Passenger Near Volkswagen; Caught At Shepherd Road

A driver sped off from Collegedale Police on Tuesday afternoon, then ran over a passenger who tried to get out of the speeding car, and finally was captured near Shepherd Road. The car chase started out on Little Debbie Parkway as a traffic stop for multiple traffic offenses. As officers approached the vehicle, the car took off. The registration displayed on the vehicle came ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga - And Response (3)

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me and Bob McKamey

In 2009 some guy called 911 to report that his accelerator pedal on his Toyota was stuck and he couldn’t get the car to stop. He said his brakes weren’t working. Ultimately, his car crashed into another and then plunged into a ravine. Everyone inside the vehicle was killed. The call went viral and birthed the biggest scam ever perpetuated on the American people. I thought the ... (click for more)