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]



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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Correction’s Division Re-Entry Program, in association with the American Job Center, will host a job fair at CoreCivic’s Silverdale Detention Center for inmates ... (click for more)

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Happenings

HCSO Corrections Division Re-Entry Program Hosts Inmate Job Fair

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Correction’s Division Re-Entry Program, in association with the American Job Center, will host a job fair at CoreCivic’s Silverdale Detention Center for inmates who are nearing their release date. Several local businesses and housing services specializing in providing safe housing options for newly released inmates who are maintaining stable ... (click for more)

PODCAST: Clint Powell And Dawson Wheeler Interview Ben Friberg

Dawson Wheeler and Clint Powell sat down with Ben Friberg, as he discussed his passport and talkedabout his paddle board adventures near and far. They talked with Ben about paddling through Alaska's wild Yukon with Grizzlies spectating, paddling in Papua, New Guinea, founding the Chattajack 50k, and crossing the big channel from Cuba to Key West. Click here for the podcast. (click for more)

Breaking News

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The County Commission voted 5-4 on Wednesday morning against a 34-cent property tax increase for the county schools. Opposed were Greg Martin, Randy Fairbanks, Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Sabrena Smedley. In favor were Chip Baker, Katherlyn Geter, Warren Mackey and David Sharpe. County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said the action means that none of the budget is approved ... (click for more)

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A fire heavily damaged a Hixson home early Wednesday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 1833 Bay Hill Dr. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy fire on the front door and porch area. Firefighters entered the front and back side of the home to find heavy fire downstairs and heavy smoke ... (click for more)

Opinion

Beck Thanks Sheriff Hammond

I would like to take a moment to thank Sheriff Hammond and his patrol officers for their superb display of professionalism. Quick action in response to a request to the sheriff and his patrol division made family newcomers to our county delightfully surprised and comfortable. Our dad, James Crosby, made his transition on Father's Day and was laid to rest at Chattanooga National ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dakota’s Coming

Dakota Meyer, who on a day in September of 2011 defied battlefield orders to save the lives of over 30 soldiers who were pinned down in a brutal Afghanistan ambush, is coming to Chattanooga on July 12 on a very similar mission. The famed Marine sergeant, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics, will be the headline speaker at the Sixth Annual America Heroes Dinner in ... (click for more)