Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, November 7, 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 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 p.m.-6 a.m. 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-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 Rd to Dupont Pkwy for overhead utility 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 Nov. 13. 

Utility Work on SR-319 (Dupont Parkway) southbound from LM 1.98 to LM 2.47: A night time southbound lane closure will take place along Dupont Parkway and CB Robinson Bridge. Arrow boards, signage and barrels will be present. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution through the area. Work will occur between 10 p.m.-4:30 a.m. from Nov. 11-24. 

Utility Work on SR-8 (Cherokee Boulevard) in both directions from LM 10.4 to LM 10.6: Single lane closures of north and south bound 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. Work will take place between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with an estimated completion date of Nov. 13.

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 shall 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]

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 happen 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]



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Happenings

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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