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]



Salvation Army Had Angels Returned Un-Adopted; Deadline Extended

Alpha Delta Kappa Beta Chapter Donates To Toys For Tots

McKamey Animal Center Annual Holiday All Nighter Is Friday


Due to 22 angels being returned un-adopted, and several who have been adopted but gifts not returned, The Salvation Army will be extending its deadline for adopting angels until Saturday, Dec. ... (click for more)

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met Saturday to finalize their Toys for Tots collection effort. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators. According ... (click for more)

The McKamey Animal Center annual Holiday All Nighter will be Friday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. with 12 non-stop hours of adoptions. The event features $25 cat and dog adoption fees and excludes ... (click for more)


Happenings

Salvation Army Had Angels Returned Un-Adopted; Deadline Extended

Due to 22 angels being returned un-adopted, and several who have been adopted but gifts not returned, The Salvation Army will be extending its deadline for adopting angels until Saturday, Dec. 14. Hamilton Place and Northgate Malls will have their Angel Tree tables open until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger ... (click for more)

Alpha Delta Kappa Beta Chapter Donates To Toys For Tots

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met Saturday to finalize their Toys for Tots collection effort. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators. According to Alpha Delta Kappa representatives, while its focus is education, ADK participates throughout the year in several community-based altruistic projects and educational scholarships. (click for more)

Breaking News

2 People Killed, Another Injured In Shooting At Bayberry Apartments On Wilson Street

Two people were killed and another injured in a shooting at the Bayberry Apartments on Sunday night. It happened in the 2300 block of Wilson Street. Shots rang out at 9:05 p.m. Two people were dead at the scene. The third was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (click for more)

Erlanger Reports Significant Spike In Flu-like Illness In December

Officials with Erlanger reported a significant spike in flu-like illnesses the first week of December, compared to the same period last year. Last week, the hospital reported a total of 74 cases to the Hamilton County Health Department, compared to only 15 cases during the same week last year. 10 weeks into the flu season, Erlanger has reported 396 influenza-like illnesses ... (click for more)

Opinion

A Better Plan Is Needed For Quarry Golf Course At Mountain Creek

With regard to the ongoing saga of the old Quarry golf course and its proposed development, I reject the proposed plan endorsed by the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy (Chattanoogan - Breaking News 11/30/2019) and believe a better outcome can be achieved. There is a middle ground that involves all R-1 construction including preserving the tree, greenspace, streams and ponds. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Absolute Top 100

Several weeks ago one of my favorite websites, 24/7wallstreet.com, teased me by releasing its version of the “100 Absolute Best Songs in History” and anytime I see such a boast it's like trying to pick “The Best of All Your Girl Friends Who You Didn’t Marry,” or “My Best SEC Football Players In 50 Years Of Watching Close.” The easiest way to shut down any argument is to counter: ... (click for more)