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]



The Bethlehem Center To Unveil Remodeled John P. Franklin Sr. Technology Lab Tuesday

Chattanooga Avenue Repair Project To Begin In Dalton On Monday

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club Swap Meet At Camp Jordan Aug. 31-Sept. 1


The Bethlehem staff, alongside family members and friends of the late John P. Franklin, Sr., will unveil a renovated technology lab at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 200 W. 38th St. Mr. Franklin’s ... (click for more)

The City of Dalton Public Works Department advises that beginning this Monday, the city’s contractor, Massana Construction, will be performing bridge repair work on the Chattanooga Avenue Bridge. ... (click for more)

The Tri-State Military Vehicle Club’s annual vehicle show and swap meet will be held Aug. 31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge. The show is ... (click for more)


Happenings

The Bethlehem Center To Unveil Remodeled John P. Franklin Sr. Technology Lab Tuesday

The Bethlehem staff, alongside family members and friends of the late John P. Franklin, Sr., will unveil a renovated technology lab at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 200 W. 38th St. Mr. Franklin’s children, Cheryl Franklin Key and John “Duke” Franklin, Jr., owners of John P. Franklin Funeral Home, sponsored the renovations. With the monetary support, The Bethlehem Center was able to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Avenue Repair Project To Begin In Dalton On Monday

The City of Dalton Public Works Department advises that beginning this Monday, the city’s contractor, Massana Construction, will be performing bridge repair work on the Chattanooga Avenue Bridge. Single lane closures with mobile traffic control signals will be in effect while the repair work is commencing. A portion of Chenille Drive will be closed for the duration of the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Will Not Allow Trustee To Bill For Controversial Business Improvement District After All; Move Puts BID Effort In Jeopardy For Upcoming Year

The County Commission on Wednesday reversed course and voted not to take part in any billing to downtown property owners for the controversial Business Improvement District (BID). The move puts the status of the BID in jeopardy for the upcoming year. Kim White, president of the Rivercity Company, said earlier she had been planning all along for Trustee Bill Hullander to put ... (click for more)

Undisclosed Industry Planning To Spend $61 Million On New Plant In Hamilton County; Provide 150 Jobs

An undisclosed industry plans to spend $61 million on a new facility in Hamilton County and provide 150 jobs, Charles Wood of the Chamber of Commerce told the County Commission on Wednesday. Mr. Wood said the state has changed its procedure so that economic development cases involving government grants come first to the counties. However, he said the name of the company is ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Does The White Privilege Presentation Have To Do With Education? - And Response (5)

On Aug. 2, Hamilton County Schools held a professional development presented by motivational speaker Robert Jackson. The PD was for the teachers in the Opportunity Zone, which includes the 12 lowest-performing schools in Hamilton County where 90 percent of the students are black. During the 90-minute presentation, there was a 15-20-minute segment concerning “White Privilege”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)