Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 1 traffic shifts have been implemented. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursdays night between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. at the following locations: I-75 NB at state line, I-75 NB MM 2, I-75 SB MM 3, I-75 SB MM 1, I-24 EB MM 185. Additionally, shoulders may be closed at various locations between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for access to the median and roadside areas. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange. [C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

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 exiting the area along the access ramps for eastbound and westbound MLK Blvd. In addition, the southbound ramp from W. Main St.to southbound US-27 has been temporarily closed and will remain so until further notice. Motorists should pay close attention to the detour and speed limit signage 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. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, the contractor will open a newly-constructed ramp from MLK Boulevard West to US-27 South. After the ramp is opened, traffic wishing to access US-27 South from MLK Boulevard West must take a left turn onto the new ramp. Traffic signals will be in place to allow traffic from MLK West to access the new ramp. The loop ramp currently in use from MLK Blvd. West to US-27 South will be permanently closed after the newly-constructed ramp is opened to traffic. All other traffic movements in the work zone will remain the same. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27)Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: On 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 Boulevard: No oversized/over dimensional loads. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

Utility Work on SR-153 (State Highway 153) in both directions from LM 3.2 to LM 3.3: THP will assist with a rolling road block and will slow both northbound and southbound traffic to 15 mph between Bonny Oaks Drive and Shallowford Road for overhead utility work. Message boards and advance warning signs will be present on Sunday between 4-5 a.m. 

Utility Work on SR-153 (State Highway 153) in both directions from LM 8 to LM 12.4: Intermittent lane closures will occur as crews transition from near Boy Scout Road to Dupont Parkway for overhead work. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should reduce speed and be aware of equipment and personnel. Short delays may occur between 9 a.m.-2 p.m., estimated completion date is Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Brainerd Road) in both directions from LM 13.8 to LM 15.3: Arrow boards, signage and flaggers will be present on Brainerd Road/Lee Highway between Moore Road to East Brainerd Road for utility work. Both eastbound and westbound lanes will be affected nightly between 8 pm.-6 a.m. from Nov. 18-26. 

Utility Work on SR-319 (Dupont Parkway) southbound from LM 1.9 to LM 2.4: A night time southbound lane closure will occur along Dupont Parkway and CB Robinson Bridge. Arrow boards, signage and barrels will present. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution through the area. Work will take place between 9 p.m.-5 a.m. with an estimated completion date of Nov. 24. 

Utility Work on SR-8 (Cherokee Boulevard) in both directions from LM 10.4 to LM 10.6: Single lane closures of northbound and southbound lanes will occur between Minor Street and Spring Street. Arrow boards, barrels and signage will be present. motorists should seek alternate route for West Manning Street/Harper Street between 9 a.m.-2 p.m., estimated completion date is Nov. 26. 

SR-111 Repair of bridge over SR-29 (US-27): During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed in each direction of SR-111 while performing bridge repairs. The contractor will also be closing one lane in each direction on SR-29 as it passes under SR-111. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be present to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT096]

Cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on SR-2 (US-64, US-11), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on SR-8 (US-127), and the Bachman Tubes on SR-8 (US-76, US-41): The McCallie tunnels will be cleaned Wednesday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. under a flagging operation, allowing only one-way traffic alternately. The Stringer's Ridge tunnel will also be cleaned later that night using a signed detour. Estimated project completion date is June 2020. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNT196]

SR-153 Resurfacing from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58 (LM 4.8), including bridge deck repair: Construction operations will continue Sunday through Thursday during this reporting period. All work will take place between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. and could involve double lane closures in either the NB or SB direction. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the construction activity.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT087]



David Carroll Works On New Book About Celebrities Who Visited Chattanooga; Seeks Information

Girl Scouts Hold Drive-Through Cookie Booth Aug. 1

Bill Hagerty Speaks At The Hamilton County Republican Women Meeting Tuesday


David Carroll is in the final phase of working on a book about the nationally known celebrities who have visited Chattanooga. It started out as a history of Memorial Auditorium, the Tivoli Theater, ... (click for more)

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Bill Hagerty, candidate for Tennessee U.S. senator, will speak at the Hamilton County Republican Women meeting on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at: Mountain Oaks Tea Room, ... (click for more)



Happenings

David Carroll Works On New Book About Celebrities Who Visited Chattanooga; Seeks Information

David Carroll is in the final phase of working on a book about the nationally known celebrities who have visited Chattanooga. It started out as a history of Memorial Auditorium, the Tivoli Theater, and the UTC Arena, but it has become much more than that. While listing all the acts that have performed at those venues (starting in the 1920s at the Auditorium and Tivoli), Mr. Carroll ... (click for more)

Girl Scouts Hold Drive-Through Cookie Booth Aug. 1

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will be holding another drive-through cookie booth on Saturday, Aug. 1, at their Chattanooga Girl Scout Service Center, 6101 Enterprise Park Dr., from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Since the disruption of cookie booths back in March due to COVID-19, GSCSA has had to get creative with cookie sales. They sold nearly 27,000 boxes of cookies through the national ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Mackey Pulls Resolution On Discretionary Spending For Now; Says Race Was Injected Into The Issue

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Opinion

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