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]


Paintings By Iantha Newton To Be On Exhibit At The Arts Building

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Dalton Public Safety Commission Adds New Member, Honors First Responders


ArtsBuild will exhibit the artwork of local professional artist Iantha Newton. Ms. Newton was born in London, England and resides in Chattanooga. She is a past recipient (2017 and 2018) of ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings: Rossville Avenue will be closed between Johnson Street and Main Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 29. Detours will be posted. ... (click for more)

The Dalton Public Safety Commission’s first meeting of 2019 began with the addition of a new commission member. Anthony Walker, a manager with Engineered Floors in Dalton, was sworn in to replace ... (click for more)


Happenings

Paintings By Iantha Newton To Be On Exhibit At The Arts Building

ArtsBuild will exhibit the artwork of local professional artist Iantha Newton. Ms. Newton was born in London, England and resides in Chattanooga. She is a past recipient (2017 and 2018) of Equity in the Arts, a grants program created by ArtsBuild in partnership with Benwood Foundation to support projects led by local Black and Latino artists. Ms. Newton said, “The Equity in ... (click for more)

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings: Rossville Avenue will be closed between Johnson Street and Main Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 29. Detours will be posted. The southbound lane of Dodson Avenue will be closed between Wilcox Boulevard and Wilson Street on Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as Sunday between the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

DA's Office Will Not Prosecute Charges Against Man Who Was Beaten By City Officer

The District Attorney's Office said it will not prosecute charges against a man who was beaten by a city police officer after a traffic stop. The DA is dismissing charges against 37-year-old Fredrico Wolfe. Wolfe was charged in an incident last March 10 with DUI, violating the implied consent law, tampering with evidence, speeding, drug possession and resisting arrest. ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools To Close Thursday Due To Expected Ice On Roads

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday due to forecast rain to last through the evening and freezing conditions to follow after 2 a.m. in the higher elevations in the county. Freezing conditions are expected to last until the afternoon in the higher elevations impacting travel in the area. Athletic events will be rescheduled and practices canceled Thursday evening. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again - Response

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Has Publix Dried Up?

The legendary Baron of Baseball in Chattanooga was Joe Engel. He was a promoter of such renown his portrait was painted on the toilet in the ball park’s press box “in honor of my friends in the press.” I remember, quite vividly, when Mr. Engel traded a left-handed pitcher for a live turkey. Yes, a real bird in a crate! The best promoter in the majors was Bill Veeck who, quite famously, ... (click for more)