Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews will continue surveying and spotting utilities at various locations throughout the interchange. Shoulders may be closed at these locations between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  During this reporting period, there may be nighttime lane closures/traffic pacing throughout the project area between the hours of 9 p.m.-6 a.m.  Motorists are encouraged to be alert and obey all construction signage  [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 leaving 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 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 Thursday night from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. the contractor will implement a double right lane closure southbound on Olgiati Bridge transitioning to a single right lane closure past the W. 4th St. exit for staging of bridge beams. The southbound US-27 EXITS 1A -B will be temporary closed. M.L. King Boulevard will be temporarily closed between the westbound M.L. King Boulevard on ramp to northbound US-27 and the eastbound M.L. King Boulevard on ramp to southbound US-27. Additionally, the westbound M.L. King Boulevard on ramp to southbound US-27 will be closed. The eastbound M.L. King Boulevard on ramp to northbound US-27 will be temporarily closed. On Wednesday night from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. the southbound on ramps from M.L. King Boulevard will be closed for the setting of Bridge Beams over W.12th Street. The southbound frontage road will be closed just south of EXIT 1B.Westbound M.L. King and W.12th St. will be temporarily closed. Detours will be posted during all temporary closures. 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 Boulevard. Off Ramp: No oversized/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Boulevard: No oversized/over dimensional loads  Estimated project completion date is January 2020. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

Permitted Work on SR-8 (Ringgold Road) in both directions from LM 4.8 to LM 5.24: The Bachman tunnels will be closed on Sunday and a sign detour will be provided to support maintenance work by the city of East Ridge. 

TDOT Maintenance on I-24 westbound at MM 181.8: Region 2 Bridge Repair will be performing night time concrete repairs to fix potholes in the bridge approaches on I24 WB over Dodds Avenue on Thursday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. on Friday. 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-2 (Cummings Highway) eastbound from LM .82 to LM 4.0: Bridge Repair will be working on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Work will include repairing a wing wall at LM 0.82 and repairing a deck joint at LM 4.0 over Lookout Creek. One lane will be closed during these repairs.  

TDOT Maintenance on SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) northbound at LM 3.4: Installing a driveway tile on May 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

SR-148 (Scenic Highway) slide repair between LM 2.3 (Sanders Road) and LM 2.5 (Linear Lane): During this report period the contractor will have one lane closed while they perform stabilization operations to the slide area. One lane of traffic shall remain open at all times. Estimated project completion date is June. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNT152] 

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]



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Memorial Day Holiday Garbage And Recycle Collection And Site Schedule


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Happenings

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In what has become a tradition, Tennessee American Water hosted a pool party today at Chambliss Center for Children, welcoming summer with a sparkling pool and treats for the children participating in the summer program. Tennessee American Water filled up the more than 35,000-gallon pool at no cost to Chambliss Center for Children. “For generations, our service has been witness ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: World War II Era Planes At Chattanooga Airport

Several World War II-era planes — including a B-29 like the one that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan and a B-24 — are on display at the Chattanooga Airport through Sunday as part of the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour. Visitors can purchase tickets at the Wilson Air Center off Jubilee Drive to walk through the larger planes or even take morning flights. (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

It Is Outrageous That County School Administration Used Our Tax Dollars For Political Lobbying

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Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

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