Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 

I-24 East and West drainage improvement from MM 173 to 175:   The drainage improvement project at Exit 174 is underway. There will be lane closures along US-41 in the vicinity of the interchange.  Ramps will remain open but could be subject to width and lane restrictions.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Talley Construction Company/Micka/CNS324]  

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 Parkway, 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 September.[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.
The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed through September and detours are posted. 

On Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the contractor will have a lane closure on the outside lanes of the Olgiati Bridge on U.S. 27 North and South to work on the bridge struts underneath the bridge. Traffic will use the two inside lanes in each direction.  In addition to the outside lane closures on the Olgiati Bridge, some ramps will be affected during the work.
On Thursday from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. and Friday from 7 p.m. through Saturday at noon, there will be temporary ramp closures in the vicinity of 4th Street for removing the center island between the southbound 4th Street off- and on-ramps and installing temporary paving. Detours will be 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. Motorists should pay close attention to any detour signage posted. The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone remains 45 MPH. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

US-127 (SR-8) slope repair of Signal Mountain Blvd. at log mile 15.9:   During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing slope stabilization operations. Temporary traffic signals are in place on either end of the project to control traffic. Additionally the speed limit has been lowered to 20 MPH in the construction zone. Additional flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is October. [GSI/Maintenance/MAINT] 

Utility Work on SR-8 (Signal Mountain Road) both directions from LM 12.8 to LM 12.8:   Lane closures to perform utility work on Signal Mountain Road at the intersection of Old Signal Mountain Rd/Raider Lane. Work will occur nightly from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Sept. 20-28. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and workers. 

SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair:   This project will involve nightly lane closures (8 p.m.-6 a.m.) to support the project activities. This will involve both northbound and southbound lane closures, Sunday through Thursday. Additionally, a ramp and bridge repair activity may require lane closures through the entire weekend starting Friday at 8 p.m.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251] 

Cleaning of the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, SR-8):   Bachman Tubes will be cleaned on Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. The Bachman Tube cleaning will have a signed detour to direct traffic.  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 October. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383] 

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):   The contractor has begun lowering manholes and catch basins. This will take place Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This work may affect either direction of US-11/64 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) between Moore Road and Airport Road. The contractor has begun milling operations and will continue through Sunday in which the contractor will have intermittent lane closures for resurfacing operations Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228] 



Weekly Road Construction Report

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Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 East and West drainage improvement from MM 173 to MM 175: This project is complete excepting punch list items. There might ... (click for more)

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Weekly Road Construction Report

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