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]


The Artist’s Eye: A Celebration Of Nature Show And Sale Ends June 30

Moccasin Bend DAR Chapter Inducts New Members

Historic Kayak And Walking Tours Of Chattanooga Offered June 28


Artwork exhibited at The Artist’s Eye: A Celebration of Nature is for sale, with a portion of the sale benefiting the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The on-site gallery at First Christian Church-Disciples ... (click for more)

The Moccasin Bend Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their June meeting at Fernando’s in East Ridge. New officers for the 2019-2021 term were installed, ... (click for more)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will conduct two free programs on Friday, June 28. At 8:30 a.m., staff will lead a 1 hour and 45 minute historical kayak ... (click for more)


Happenings

The Artist’s Eye: A Celebration Of Nature Show And Sale Ends June 30

Artwork exhibited at The Artist’s Eye: A Celebration of Nature is for sale, with a portion of the sale benefiting the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The on-site gallery at First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ opened with an artist’s reception on May 16 and the show will be ending its run on June 30. “If there is something you’ve had your eye on, now is the time to make ... (click for more)

Moccasin Bend DAR Chapter Inducts New Members

The Moccasin Bend Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their June meeting at Fernando’s in East Ridge. New officers for the 2019-2021 term were installed, and afterwards, the chapter attended the Brainerd Mission Cemetery annual flag raising. (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Auction House Closing; Southside Antiques Moving Into Its Space On Broad Street

The Chattanooga Auction House, at 2423 South Broad St., is closing after over 20 years in business. At the same time, another top local name in antiques and collectibles, Southside Antiques, will be moving. Stan Carnahan, who has long operated the auction house with Perry Voclain and Mike Smelcher, said Southside Antiques will be moving from its longtime location on Williams ... (click for more)

Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Confiscate 50 Pounds Of Marijuana, 23 Pounds Of THC Oil

The Chattanooga Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested a woman on drug charges and confiscated 50 pounds of marijuana and 23 pounds of THC oil. Delores Lawrence, 63, of 1303 Arlington Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana for resale and possession of THC oil for resale. CPD narcotics investigators and Gun Team officers on Saturday stopped a suspect who was ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering 3 Friends (Glenn Draper, Marshall Roberson And Betsy Anderson)

Waking up this Sunday morning (Father's Day), I learned of the passing of three friends who had an impact on my life - Glenn Draper, Marshall Roberson and Betsy Anderson. Glenn was a guest on my radio program many times. He and his musicians represented Chattanooga around the world. In the 50's, Glenn had a national weekly radio program on NBC. He recorded several dozen CD's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What The Indians Knew

‘Flea’ Chambliss, who was a hale-and-hearty friend for my entire life, died at the age of 81 last week and, when the funeral is held at Lookout Mountain’s Church of the Good Shepherd this coming Tuesday (3:30 p.m.), you can bet some glorious stories will be told. After all, ‘Flea’ was indeed a Chambliss – their family Bible proclaiming he was regally known as John Alexander Chambliss ... (click for more)