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]



Weekly Road Construction Report

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Happenings

Weekly Road Construction Report

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Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 1 More Coronavirus Death, Cases Top 6,000; State Has 9 More Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported on Saturday that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen one more to 54. Total cases now are 6,031 in Hamilton County, an increase of 104. Tennessee had 9 more deaths bringing the toll to 1,215. There were 1,803 new cases for a total of 120,585. There were 72 more hospitalized to bring that total ... (click for more)

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Police said several people witnessed the road rage killing of 19-year-old Caleb McKean on Friday afternoon. One got the tag number of the distinctive Mazda driven by the shooter. That let police to 43-year-old Terry Julius Beard, who confessed and has been charged with criminal homicide. At approximately 2:42 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call in ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To District 1

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Roy Exum: Christians … And Trump

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