Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 19, 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 Parkway) 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 05/18. 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-58 (HWY. 58) northbound from LM 10.49 to LM 10.49:   Approx. 5.8 miles northeast of the intersection with SR 153 TVA will be performing aerial line work. Temporary delays signage with flagger support. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. [UO 2007050836-2018]  

SR-111 resurfacing from SR-29 to Jones Gap Road:   Work will be performed from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Signs will be installed on Thursday and work will begin on Monday. Estimated project completion date is July. [Wright Brothers, LLC/Pruett/CNS020]  

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 Road 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]  

The tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on US-11 (US-64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on US-127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, SR-8):   The nighttime cleaning operation of McCallie Tunnels, Stringers Ridge Tunnel, and Bachman Tubes occurs between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Tunnels will be closed during cleaning, and detours will be marked accordingly as each tunnel is cleaned. This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday at the McCallie tunnels (SR-2) and proceed to the Stringer's Ridge tunnel (SR-8) and on Thursday, April 26, the Bachman Tubes (SR-8) will be cleaned.  Estimated project completion date is June. [ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223] 



Hamilton County Republican Women Hold Meeting At Morning Pointe In Hixson

Unity Group And Coalition Partners Have MLK Day Of Service Project At National Cemetery

Westbound Bachman Tunnel To Be Closed Early Wednesday Morning For Maintenance


The Hamilton County Republican Women met on Wednesday at Morning Pointe in Hixson. The guest speaker was Jeannie Hammond. (click for more)

The Unity Group of Chattanooga, in conjunction with the National Park Partners, Mary Walker Historical and Education Foundation, and the 44th United States Colored Troops Reenactment Group will ... (click for more)

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)


Happenings

Hamilton County Republican Women Hold Meeting At Morning Pointe In Hixson

The Hamilton County Republican Women met on Wednesday at Morning Pointe in Hixson. The guest speaker was Jeannie Hammond. (click for more)

Unity Group And Coalition Partners Have MLK Day Of Service Project At National Cemetery

The Unity Group of Chattanooga, in conjunction with the National Park Partners, Mary Walker Historical and Education Foundation, and the 44th United States Colored Troops Reenactment Group will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project, Honoring the United States Colored Troops at National Cemetery. There will be a Wreath Laying ceremony for Troops who served in Union ... (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 driver was identified as David Lee Stevens, 25, and the passenger as Joshua Lee Davis, 37. Stevens is facing multiple charges. The car chase started out on Little Debbie Parkway as a traffic stop ... (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: Best Olympics Story Ever

When I was in elementary school, there was an article in “Boys Life” magazine that introduced me to Jesse Owens, the great Olympic athlete who was far-and-away my favorite of all my childhood heroes. You’ll remember Hitler said Jesse was a member of the “United States Negro Auxiliary” at the 1936 Olympic Games because blacks were too inferior to be on the real U.S. team. You’ll ... (click for more)