Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, November 21, 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 when 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, and I-24 WB MM 185. Traffic pacing will also occur for I-75 NB and I-75 SB. 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. HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONS: Closures/Traffic pacing will not occur from Wednesday before Thanksgiving through Sunday following Thanksgiving. [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 M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. In addition, 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 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 Blvd.: No oversized/over dimensional loads. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

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 and East Brainerd Road for utility work. Both eastbound and westbound lanes will be affected nightly, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. from Thursday through Tuesday.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Cummins Highway) westbound from LM 2.6 to LM 2.6: A single lane closure will occur westbound between Myrtle Ave and Hemlock Circle. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with an estimated completion date of Tuesday.

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/CB Robinson Bridge. Arrow boards, signage and barrels will be present. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution through the area. Work will take place between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. with an estimated completion date of Sunday.

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 St and Spring St. Arrow boards, barrels and signage will be present. Motorists should seek alternate route for West Manning St/Harper St. Work will take place between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with an estimated completion date of Tuesday. 

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): On Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. the Bachman tubes (East Ridge tunnels)will be cleaned under a signed detour traffic control. 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: No lane closures scheduled this period. Job awaiting final inspection. Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT087]



TDOT Contractor To Complete New Traffic Pattern On I-75 North At I-24 West Split

The Bethlehem Center To Host Food Drive For Families In South Chattanooga

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


As part of the I-75/I-24 design-build interchange modification project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will complete the final step to establish a new temporary traffic pattern on I-75 ... (click for more)

The Bethlehem Center will host a Food Drive on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church off of East Brainerd Road in honor of their #TheBethCares Campaign. Donations ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: MALIK O'MARI BARTON VIVIANA GARCIA ROQUETA 615 MCCALLIE AVE 615 MCCALLIE AVE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403 ... (click for more)



Happenings

TDOT Contractor To Complete New Traffic Pattern On I-75 North At I-24 West Split

As part of the I-75/I-24 design-build interchange modification project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will complete the final step to establish a new temporary traffic pattern on I-75 North that will affect traffic coming up from Georgia and traffic merging from the Tennessee Welcome Center and Exit 1 (East Ridge). The work to set up the new traffic pattern will occur on ... (click for more)

The Bethlehem Center To Host Food Drive For Families In South Chattanooga

The Bethlehem Center will host a Food Drive on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church off of East Brainerd Road in honor of their #TheBethCares Campaign. Donations will help underserved youth and families in South Chattanooga. The Bethlehem Center will accept the following dry goods: granola bars, crackers, chips, canned tuna, pasta, goldfish, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Highest Number Yet Of Coronavirus Patients In Hospital; Tennessee Has 3,314 New Cases - A New Record For 1 Day

There are 74 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals - a new one-day high, Health Department officials said on Monday. Of that group, 39 are from Hamilton County. However, the number of Intensive Care Unit patients with the virus dropped to 15. Hamilton County had 52 new cases of coronavirus, but deaths remain at 38, officials said on Monday. The local case total is ... (click for more)

Dalton Municipal Court Suspends In-Person Sessions Due To Rise In COVID Cases

The City of Dalton’s Municipal Court is suspending in person court appearances through at least Aug. 12 in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Whitfield County and the northwest Georgia region. Payments for fines can still be made online or in person at the window in the Public Works building at 532 N. Elm Street. There will be no in person Municipal Court ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mayors And Legislators Have Demonstrated Bold Leadership In Mandating Masks

The Honorable Jim Coppinger The Honorable Andy Berke The Honorable members of the Hamilton County, TN legislative delegation: Sen. Todd Gardenhire and Bo Watson; Rep. Mike Carter, Yusuf Hakeem, Patsy Hazelwood, Esther Helton, and Robin Smith Dear Mayors, Senators, and Representatives: Thank you for your bold leadership! As healthcare leaders on the front lines of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: B.B., Jesus Loves You

Minutes after I learned one of my very earliest friends, B.B. Branton, died early Sunday morning, another friend sent me an email that just fit the moment perfectly. When I was growing up, our back yard butted up against the Brantons' backyard, so B.B. and I were quite sure we started out as playpen partners and were close ever since. Both of our fathers were from Mississippi - ... (click for more)