Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Survey parties and geotechnical crews will be on site at various locations. Shoulders may be closed at various locations between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. [C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Pruett/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 east and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. The 12th Street tie-in ramp to US-27 South has been temporarily closed. This closure will be in place until further notice. Additionally, the southbound ramp from W. Main Street 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 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. Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

TDOT Maintenance on I-24 in both directions from MM 174 to MM 174: On March 26-27 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. a shoulder closure will take place for fence repair. 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) northbound from LM 7.0 to LM 7.0: On Monday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. the ramp will be closed for a slide repair. 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-8 (Market Street) in both directions from LM 9.68 to LM 9.68: Bridge Inspection will perform the scheduled lift operations of the Market Street Bridge Sunday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All lanes will be closed during the inspection.

Utility Work on SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) northbound at LM 4.43: A 2 inch water main for a new subdivision (Barnsley Park) between Collier PIace and Bill Reed Road. Total completion will take approximately one day. Flaggers will be present while lane is closed. From: March 21-27 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Utility Work on SR-8 (East Main Street) in both directions from LM 7.64 to LM 7.64: Cut pavement to connect sanitary sewer line on East Main St between Adams Street and Jefferson Street at the Southwest corner of Main Street Jefferson Street. Flaggers, signs and barrels will be present. From March 21-27, between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

SR-153 Resurfacing from I-75 (LM 0.00) to Shallowford Road (LM 2.60), including bridge deck repair: SR-153 SB and SR-153 NB may have lane and shoulder closures Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to allow for the removal of construction signs in median and along outside shoulders.  Estimated project completion date is March. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNS251] 

Cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on US-11 (US-64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on US-127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, SR-8): The McCallie tunnel is scheduled to be cleaned on Wednesday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. under a flagging operation. The Stringers Ridge tunnel will be cleaned that same night under a signed detour traffic control operation. Estimated project completion date is June. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNS206] 

SR-111 (LM 1.5) Replacement of a collapsed 42" corrugated metal pipe, including grading, drainage, and paving: All lanes have been restored. The contractor will have intermittent lane closures during non-peak hours southbound to address punch list items. Estimated project completion date is April. [Thomas Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS348] 

SR-320 (East Brainerd Road) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road: During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Hamlet Drive. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is March. [Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383] 

SR-58 Miscellaneous safety improvements at the intersection of SR-312 (Birchwood Pike) (LM 15.70): The contractor will be completing various safety improvements at the intersection of SR-58 and Birchwood Pike Monday thru Saturday between 5 a.m.-6 p.m. No southbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 5-9 a.m. No northbound traffic restrictions will be allowed between 3-6 p.m. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is April. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNS273] 

US-11/64 SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) Resurfacing from east of Moore Road (LM 13.85) to east of Airport Road (LM 15.84): During this report period, the contractor may have intermittent lane restrictions while adjusting ADA ramps. This operation will take place Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m-3 p.m. This work may affect either direction of SR-2 (Brainerd Road/Lee Highway) and between Moore Road and Airport Road. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is March. [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Pruett/CNS228]



Rita Hubbard Publishes Children’s Book About Chattanooga Pioneer William Lewis

National Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Names New Curator As The Center Prepares To Open In 2020

CARTA’s Easter Holiday Schedule Announced


When doing research for her first book, African Americans of Chattanooga , author Rita Lorraine Hubbard kept coming across the same name in footnotes and newspaper articles: William Lewis. As ... (click for more)

Keith A. Hardison, executive director of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, has appointed Molly Randolph as curator. Ms. Randolph holds a master of arts degree in history of decorative ... (click for more)

In observance of Easter, there will be no CARTA fixed route bus service or CARTA Care-a-van service this Sunday. The Downtown Shuttle will operate on its’ Sunday schedule from 9:30 a.m.-8:30 ... (click for more)


Happenings

Rita Hubbard Publishes Children’s Book About Chattanooga Pioneer William Lewis

When doing research for her first book, African Americans of Chattanooga , author Rita Lorraine Hubbard kept coming across the same name in footnotes and newspaper articles: William Lewis. As a historian and writer, Ms. Hubbard was driven to investigate further. What she discovered was an amazing story that is now a published children’s book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis ... (click for more)

National Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Names New Curator As The Center Prepares To Open In 2020

Keith A. Hardison, executive director of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, has appointed Molly Randolph as curator. Ms. Randolph holds a master of arts degree in history of decorative arts from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. and a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and sociology from Centre College in Danville, Ky. Ms. Randolph served as curator ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Charge Gang Member With Gun Violations After Tying Him To Car Used In Several Recent Robberies

Police have arrested a gang member on gun charges after tying him to a car used in several recent robberies. Thomas Dewayne Sales, 21, of 1705 Wilcox Blvd., was charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm as well as marijuana possession. An officer said on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. he was passing by 1705 Wilcox when he saw a white Nissan Sentra with tinted ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Seeks Suspects In Car Break-Ins

The Dalton Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify two men who broke into three vehicles parked at the Planet Fitness gym on Walnut Avenue. There have been several car break-ins in this parking lot over the past year because people using the gym often leave valuables inside of their cars instead of taking them inside. The suspects in these three break-ins ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why Does Walden Need A Large Grocery Store? - And Response (2)

The town of Walden has a population of 2,118 people. What do those citizens need with a 49,000 square foot grocery store? Or with 10,000 square feet of commercial office space? Or a fuel island? Or increased tractor trailer traffic with proportional damage to the road up and down the mountain? Or multiple traffic lights at the “W” Road intersection and at Timesville Road? When ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Easter Invitation

One of the hardest things a lot of people face is one of the easiest. Every so often someone will ask me about my faith and, while I mention it occasionally in a story, I never want to force my spirituality on anyone. But for some people, just the thought of asking God for forgiveness and His gift of eternal life is scary and it shouldn’t be. It costs nothing yet is priceless. And, ... (click for more)