Weekly Road Construction Report

Wednesday, December 4, 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. [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]

TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-8 (Market Street) in both directions from LM 9.68 to LM 10.10: On Sunday the quarterly lift inspection operation will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Both directions of Market Street Bridge will be closed to traffic during this time frame. Detours will be in place.

TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-29 (US-27) 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 Dec. 9-19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

TDOT Maintenance on I-75 in both directions from MM 6 to MM 15: During this reporting period of Dec. 5-11 between 8 p.m.-6 a.m., there will be a slope mowing operation with lane closures.

TDOT Maintenance on I-75 in both directions from MM 8.3 to MM 9: On Dec. 11 between 8 p.m.-6 a.m., there will be lane closures for core drilling on the railroad bridge.

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 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, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Friday.

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. through Dec. 11.

Utility Work on SR-8 (Cherokee Boulevard) 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. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Dec. 11.

SR-153 Resurfacing from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58 (LM 4.8), including bridge deck repair: There could be shoulder closures to support placing shoulder stone and addressing other punch list items during this reporting period. Estimated project completion date is December 2019. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT087]



Arron Fowles Touts Ranked Choice Voting At JFK Club

Weekly Road Construction Report

Smith Charitable Endowment Encourages Youth Through Catoosa County 4-H


Arron Fowles used a fictional assortment of pizza to tell the JFK Club why he thinks ranked choice voting is far superior to a single-choice vote. In his analogy, a group of people were given ... (click for more)

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 ... (click for more)

The Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment presented a donation of $1,000 donation to the Catoosa County 4-H. “The positive impact of 4-H has been felt in Catoosa County for generations ... (click for more)


Happenings

Chattanooga Audubon Society Hosting The Torchlight Gala Feb. 29

The Chattanooga Audubon Society is hosting its first annual friend and fundraising Gala on Feb. 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Southern Belle Riverboat, 151 Riverfront Pkwy in Chattanooga. Cost is $100 per person. For more information, contact Darlene Carlson, executive director, at dcarlson@chattaudubon.org or 423-892-1499. "The Chattanooga Audubon Society protects and preserves over 450 ... (click for more)

Arron Fowles Touts Ranked Choice Voting At JFK Club

Arron Fowles used a fictional assortment of pizza to tell the JFK Club why he thinks ranked choice voting is far superior to a single-choice vote. In his analogy, a group of people were given a choice of pizza for an office party. Of the 16 who voted for four choices, mushroom and sausage were tied for the two top picks. But when there was a “runoff” vote to decide between the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Bill Lee Introduces Comprehensive Pro-Life Legislation

Governor Bill Lee announced on Thursday that he will submit comprehensive pro-life legislation to the Tennessee General Assembly this year, including the prohibition of an abortion where a fetal heartbeat exists. This legislation would make Tennessee one of the most pro-life states in the country. “I believe that every human life is precious, and we have a responsibility to protect ... (click for more)

Signal Mill Sells For $13.5 Million

Signal Mill on the North Shore at 205 Manufacturers Road has sold for $13,520,000. Sitting on 2.89 acres, Signal Mill is a modern, adaptive re-use of an early 1900's era textile mill. The property was originally Signal Knitting Mills, opened by William Murphey and a group of Chattanooga businessmen. Mr. Murphey, a textile engineer from Georgia, brought his expertise to Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Opinion

A Lack Of Civility At The Women's Rally

The behavior of our local radical left women was abusive and uncalled for. The next Woman’s Rally and March should be lessons in common decency and civility towards other women. Interrupting an invited female speaker with displays of yelling and holding up disparaging signs is wrong. The women before me that broke the barriers in male-dominated professions would be embarrassed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Three From "Anonymous"

With all of the hoopla over transgendered athletes, you need to know there is a woman out there who is eager to be a ‘trans-species.’ She wants to be a bear. Not only that, but one night a mysterious Marine showed up in a hospital to stand final watch. And, as if that is not enough, a dog just answered a question that we human beings cannot. Almost every day I enjoy my Morning Readings, ... (click for more)