Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 12, 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. There is now only one exit ramp that allows 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 traffic signal. Estimated project completion date is May. [C.W. Matthews Contracting/City Of East Ridge/LCLPRGM]  

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. The contractor has closed the 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South. This closure will be in place until May 2018. Traffic from 12th Street will be detoured to Carter Street and then to Westbound MLK where motorists may access the US-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. The speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on US-27 North. The speed limit on US-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 US-27. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. 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] 

Utility Work on SR-312 (MAHAN GAP RD.) northbound from LM 14.33 to LM 14.33:   Approx. 0.1 mile west of the intersection with SR 58 TVA will be preforming aerial line work. Signage with flagger support, temporary delays. Local police authorities will monitor traffic flow at a reduced speed during construction. Work to begin Wednesday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  [UO 2007050839-2018]  

Utility Work on SR-58 (HWY. 58) northbound from LM 16.41 to LM 16.41:   SR58 approx. 0.14 miles Northeast of the intersection with SR 312 TVA wll be preforming aerial line work. Local Police Authorities will monitor traffic flow at reduced speed during construction activities. Signage with flagger support. Work to begin Tuesday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. [UO-2007050837-2018]  

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]  

SR-58 intersection improvement at Champion Road:   During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. This work may affect either direction of SR-58 at the Champion Rd. intersection. No lane closures will be in effect from 5-9 a.m. in the southbound direction and from 3-6 p.m. in the northbound direction. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June. [Greenstar, LLC/Pruett/CNS025] 



Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies Make Surprise Birthday Party Visit

Clint Powell Interviews Former UTC Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger

U.S. Xpress Delivers Truckload Of Gifts For Salvation Army Angel Tree


Five-year-old Noah Klinger did not expect deputies from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Traffic Division to crash his law enforcement-themed party at Harrison Bay State ... (click for more)

Clint Powell interviewed former UTC Head Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger. They talked about coaching coaches, sports parents, what makes a good teammate and leadership. To listen to the interview ... (click for more)

U.S. Xpress, a corporate partner of The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, is delivering a truckload of Angel Tree gifts today. The corporation adopted 170 Angels this year, providing necessities ... (click for more)


Happenings

Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies Make Surprise Birthday Party Visit

Five-year-old Noah Klinger did not expect deputies from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Traffic Division to crash his law enforcement-themed party at Harrison Bay State Park, but that is exactly what happened Saturday morning. With lights flashing and sirens blaring, seven patrol and traffic units rolled up unexpectedly to a very surprised group of ... (click for more)

Clint Powell Interviews Former UTC Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger

Clint Powell interviewed former UTC Head Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger. They talked about coaching coaches, sports parents, what makes a good teammate and leadership. To listen to the interview c lick here . (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools, Other Schools To Open On A 2-Hour Delay Monday Morning

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Monday due to a threat of slippery road conditions in the higher elevations overnight. Officials said, "Below freezing temperatures are expected in areas of Hamilton County which could cause travel problems in the morning. Buses will run two hours later than normal in the morning and schools will begin two hours later. ... (click for more)

Stephen Moore, 34, Shot And Killed Early Sunday Morning

Stephen Laton Moore, 34, was shot and killed early Sunday morning on East 5th Street. At approximately 12:19 a.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 2500 block of East 5th Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced him deceased. CPD Major ... (click for more)

Opinion

TVA Land Grab

The Georgetown land grab is just ‘Business as Usual’ for TVA. For the past 80 years they’ve shown their stripes in this matter - 170,000 acres seized at LBL, countless acreage taken in the Tennessee River Valley. Land taken for coal and nuclear sites. All by the same play book. All from average people. We want this, you have this, we get this. I worked with TVA as a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Greatest 4 Minutes

I would venture to say I know more sports trivia than the next guy. I’ve spent a fun lifetime watching and listening and learning so why is it, on the early eve of my three-score-and-ten, I never knew about “the best four minutes in sports” until just now? Oh, for decades I’ve know the annual Army-Navy football game, the latest just played this weekend, was special. A half-century ... (click for more)