Weekly Road Construction Report For Hamilton County

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

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 activities occurring on the west side of southbound US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the area along the access ramps for east and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place until further notice. Additionally, the southbound ramp from W. Main St.to southbound US-27 has been temporarily closed and will remain so until further notice. Detours are posted. Motorists should 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 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A-B Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp No oversized/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd. No oversized/over dimensional loads Estimated project completion date is January 2020.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

TDOT Maintenance on I-24 both directions from MM 180 to MM 182: Left lane closure for surveying from 10 AM to 2 PM.

SR-153 resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair: This could involve lane closures on SR-153 to support pavement marking activities during nighttime hours.Estimated project completion date is January 2019.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251]

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 McCallie Tunnel & Stringer's Ridge Tunnel will be closed for cleaning on Wednesday, 01/16/19 (8 PM to 6 AM). At the McCallie Tunnel, this will involve a flagging operation, with one way traffic. Additionally, Bachman Tubes will be closed for cleaning on Thursday, 01/17/19 (8 PM to 6 AM). Both Stringer's Ridge and Bachman Tubes will be signed for detours.Estimated project completion date is June 2019.
[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNS206]

SR-111 (LM 1.5) Replacement of a collapsed 42" corrugated metal pipe, including grading, drainage, and paving.: During this report period, the roadway will be restricted to one (1) lane in the southbound direction & the speed limit will be reduced. The Contractor may have additional lane restrictions while performing repairs. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.Estimated project completion date is April 2019.
[Thomas Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS348]

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 9AM-2PM. This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Hamlet Drive. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.Estimated project completion date is January 2019.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383]

SR-58 miscellaneous safety improvements at the intersection of SR-312 (Birchwood Pike) (LM 15.70): Contractor will be completing various safety improvements at the intersection of SR-58 & Birchwood Pike Monday thru Saturday between 5 AM and 6 PM. No southbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 5 AM and 9 AM. No northbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 3 PM and 6 PM. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.Estimated project completion date is April 2019.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNS273]

US-11/64 SR-2 (Brainerd Rd./Lee Hwy.) resurfacing from east of Moore Road (LM 13.85) to east of Airport Road (LM 15.84): During this report period, the contractor may have intermittent lane restrictions while adjusting utility manhole covers & handicap ramps. This operation will take place Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This work may affect either direction of SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) and between Moore Rd & Airport Rd. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.Estimated project completion date is January 2019.
[Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228]


Bobbie Allison Standifer And Operation Song Chattanooga Honored With DAR Service To Veterans Award

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


The Chief John Ross Chapter, TSDAR, has recognized Bobbie Standifer, program coordinator for Operation Song Chattanooga, with the DAR Service to Veterans award. The award honors Ms. Standifer, ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings: Wednesday: Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. This closure will be in effect ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: NICKOLAS RYAN BODENHAMER JESSICA MERRITT SCARBOROUGH 7009 PALERMO DR 2713 WINDTHRUSH DR CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421 CHATTANOOGA, ... (click for more)


Happenings

Bobbie Allison Standifer And Operation Song Chattanooga Honored With DAR Service To Veterans Award

The Chief John Ross Chapter, TSDAR, has recognized Bobbie Standifer, program coordinator for Operation Song Chattanooga, with the DAR Service to Veterans award. The award honors Ms. Standifer, "a local leader on a mission to improve the lives of area veterans and their families through music and special programs," coordinated by Operation Song Chattanooga. "Operation Song Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings: Wednesday: Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Wednesday evening through January, 2020. Friday: The Signal Concert Event Closure: Cody Johnson - Chestnut Street, as well as the parking along Chestnut Street, will be ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Parents Of Officer Galinger File $10 Million Lawsuit Against Janet Hinds In Hit And Run Death

The parents of a city police officer who was killed in a hit and run has sued the woman charged with his vehicular homicide. The suit in Hamilton County Circuit Court asks $10 million from Janet Kirk Hinds. It was brought by Barry and Gretchen Galinger in behalf of the two sons of Officer Nicholas Galinger, a rookie who had recently moved to Chattanooga from Cincinnati. ... (click for more)

John Harvley Killed In 2-Car Crash Monday Evening In East Ridge

John Charles Harvley, 58, was killed in a collision on Monday evening. He resided at 1520 Merrill Street in East Ridge. On Monday at approximately 5:45 p.m., East Ridge Police responded to a traffic crash on Ringgold Road at Altamaha Street. A Dodge pickup truck was traveling west on Ringgold Road. The truck was occupied by the driver, Jacob Alexander, and his passenger, Michael ... (click for more)

Opinion

Chivalry Is Not Dead

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 26, I was driving up Lookout Mountain taking my mother home. My 2-year-old granddaughter was also along for the ride. Halfway up Ochs Highway in the middle of a blind curve, at rush hour, my car simply died. Smoke poured out from under the hood, and we were completely stranded. There was a long line of cars stuck behind us unable to go around because ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What’s Become Of Roy?

Today I must begin by telling my Chattanoogan.com readers how humbled and touched I am by the dozens of emails I have received in recent weeks, all concerning my daily disappearance from this website. I like to think my daily musings may, in some way, have a ripple effect on some of the people, the places, and the things that intrigue me. I believe I have rarely sought popularity, ... (click for more)