Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, December 12, 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-24 EB MM 185, I-24 WB 185. Traffic pacing will also occur for I-75 NB, I-75 SB, and I-24 EB. Additionally, shoulders may be closed at various locations between 9 AM and 3 PM for access to the median and roadside areas. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange. On Spring Creek Road beginning on Sunday through Thursday there will be nighttime flagging operations. [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. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. temporary right Lane closures will be in place for northbound and southbound US-27 across the Olgiati Bridge, for removing barrier rail. The temporary lane closure will be set out from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on the northbound side and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the southbound side. No ramps will be closed during this operation. 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]

TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-29 (US-27) in both directions from LM 6.7 to LM 12.4: Region 2 bridge maintenance will be crack sealing the bridge decks on the bridges on SR-29 from LM 6.7 through LM 12.4. The work will take place on Thursday and continue Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

 Utility Work on SR-17 (Bonny Oaks Drive) eastbound from LM 8.67 to LM 8.49: A single lane closure will occur at Chickamauga Ave eastbound between the 4200-4300 block of Bonny Oaks Drive. Flaggers will be present as utility crews will need to cross over Bonny Oaks Drive which will stop SB and NB traffic briefly. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Thursday through 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 Rd at the Eastgate Loop intersection (Krispy Kreme) for utility work. Both eastbound and westbound lanes will be affected. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Utility Work on SR-317 (Bonny Oaks Drive) in both directions from LM 1.18 to LM 1.18: Bonny Oaks will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Jersey Pike and Redland Drive. Arrow boards, barrels and signage will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. Motorists should seek an alternate route if possible. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. from Saturday through Sunday and 10 p.m.-5 a.m. from Monday through Thursday. 

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) northbound from LM 7.46 to LM 7.46: A single lane closure of the northbound lane will occur between Big Ridge Road and Cassandra Smith Road. 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. on Tuesday.

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) in both directions from LM 1.97 to LM 2.82: Mobile lane closures along East Brainerd Road will occur as crews transition the work zone between North Concord Lane and North Joiner Lane. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution. 10 p.m.-6 a.m. from Monday through Thursday.

SR-153 Resurfacing from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58 (LM 4.8), including bridge deck repair: There will be lane closures on Thursday night from 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. on SB SR153 to support addressing punch list items. Estimated project completion date is December.[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT087]



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