Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, July 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 is nearing completion.  The contractor is addressing punchlist items.  Estimated project completion date is July. [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 with numerous activities occurring in the median of US-27.

Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the left traffic lane in both the northbound and southbound directions.  Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday night and Friday night, the Westbound 4th Street on-ramp to Southbound US-27 will be closed for installation of storm drainage pipes. Traffic will be detoured North onto US-27 to the Manufacturers Road Exit, left on Manufacturers Road and then Right to Southbound US-27. Other alternate access to southbound US-27 will be at MLK Blvd and Main Street. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place through Sept. 18. 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 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. and 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: Northbound US-27 off-ramp Exit 1C to 4th Street is restricted to a maximum width of 11 Feet. Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

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 8PM-6AM. 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, 7/18/18 at the McCallie tunnels (SR-2) and proceed to the Stringer's Ridge tunnel (SR-8) and on Thursday the Bachman Tubes (SR-8) will be cleaned. The Bachman Tubes will be flagged during their cleaning activity.  Estimated project completion date is June 2019. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNS206]  

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 August. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383] 



Dr. Ken Chilton To Speak As Part Of MLK Week

Ringgold's Share America Presents Youth A New Guitar

Health Department Urges Residents To Test For Radon In Their Homes


Dr. Ken Chilton will speak on Friday as part of the Unity Group's 49th Annual MLK Week: It will be at 6 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church 4001 Hughes Ave. The topic will be A New Normal Revisited. ... (click for more)

Share America Foundation, Inc. president Randall Franks presented a new acoustic Fender Paramount to youth musician Logan Puryear, 17 of Soddy Daisy, at the Ringgold Opry. The guitar, valued ... (click for more)

In observance of National Radon Action Month, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department would like area residents to know how they can get a free test kit for their home and what they ... (click for more)


Happenings

Dr. Ken Chilton To Speak As Part Of MLK Week

Dr. Ken Chilton will speak on Friday as part of the Unity Group's 49th Annual MLK Week: It will be at 6 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church 4001 Hughes Ave. The topic will be A New Normal Revisited. It is fr ee and open to the public. (click for more)

Ringgold's Share America Presents Youth A New Guitar

Share America Foundation, Inc. president Randall Franks presented a new acoustic Fender Paramount to youth musician Logan Puryear, 17 of Soddy Daisy, at the Ringgold Opry. The guitar, valued at $900, was donated by Joey Chamberlain in honor of the Apison Lions Club. Mr. Franks and Mr. Puryear were joined by Frankie Hood of Ringgold, who stood in for Mr. Chamberlain who now ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Seek Information In Murder Of Taja Whiteside, 30, On Jan. 11

Chattanooga Police are seeking information in the death of Taja Whiteside, 30, which happened on Jan. 11. The death has now been ruled a homicide. Chattanooga Police responded a t approximately 11:52 a.m. to a CPR in progress call at a residence in the 5800 block of Moody Sawyer Road. Upon arrival, police located the victim who was unresponsive. Hamilton County EMS pronounced ... (click for more)

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Names Penny Schwinn Education Commissioner

Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee on Thursday announced the appointment of Penny Schwinn to lead the Tennessee Department of Education. “Penny leads with students at the forefront and I believe her experience is exactly what we need to continue improving on the gains we have made in the past few years,” said Governor-elect Lee. “As a former teacher and seasoned administrator, ... (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: Sunday’s Blood Eclipse

The sun, the moon, the stars, and the celebration of the late Martin Luther King are inching towards a perfect alignment for this Sunday night. At just before midnight, every child below the age of 99 … and, yes, there are other “older children” like me … will be able to watch a total lunar eclipse. This super blood moon is going to be fun because we will be able to see the moon ... (click for more)