Weekly Road Construction Report

Wednesday, June 26, 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. Additionally, a hauling operation will be taking place requiring a single left lane closure on I-75 SB at MM 2 and a single left lane closure on I-24 EB at MM 185. These lane closures will occur the following nights: Thursday between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. and Sunday to Tuesday between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Haul trucks will be entering and exiting the interstate at these locations. [C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Chattanooga 2922/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 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. Detours for closures will be posted. 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. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230] 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-318 (WAUHATCHIE PK.) in both directions from LM 0 to LM 1: The road will be temporarily closed for a couple of hours from LM 0 to LM1.0 to fix the slope with rock. 

TDOT Maintenance on SR-8 (MARKET ST.) southbound at LM 9.68: Region 2 Bridge maintenance will be patching potholes on Market Street Bridge on Tuesday, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. One lane will be closed going south bound on Market Street. 

SR-111 Repair of bridge over SR-29 (US-27): During this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed in each direction of SR-111 while performing bridge repairs. The contractor will also be closing one lane in each direction on SR-29 as it passes under SR-111. One lane in each direction shall remain open at all times.  Estimated project completion date is October. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Chattanooga 2922/CNT096] 

SR-153 Emergency slope stabilization near LM 7.1: During this report period, the contractor will have the Northbound on-ramp from Access Rd/Lake Resort Dr onto SR-153 at LM 7.1 closed while performing slope stabilization activities. A detour will be in place directing NB traffic onto N. Access Road and then onto Hixson Pike towards SR-153.  Estimated project completion date is July. [Thomas Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Chattanooga 2922/CNT231]

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 through 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 June. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Chattanooga 2922/CNS273]



New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Chattanooga Funeral Home To Hold Candlelight Remembrance Services On Dec. 7

Roti Island Turtle Hatched At The Chattanooga Zoo


Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Funeral Home will be holding Candlelight Remembrance Services on Dec. 7. One will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens at the North Chapel on Highway 153 near Hixson Pike. Dr. David ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Zoo announces the hatching of a Roti Island snake-necked turtle. The turtle started hatching on Nov. 3 and was successfully out of the egg on the 6th. This the first successful ... (click for more)


Happenings

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT PAYNE STEPHANNE LYNN DENNIS 14507 BAKER RD 14507 BAKER RD BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 PATRICK STEVEN MOORE KATHRYN ELIZABETH BROOKS 719 BROOKFIELD AVE 719 BROOKFIELD ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Funeral Home To Hold Candlelight Remembrance Services On Dec. 7

Chattanooga Funeral Home will be holding Candlelight Remembrance Services on Dec. 7. One will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens at the North Chapel on Highway 153 near Hixson Pike. Dr. David McNabb of Teen Challenge will be the speaker. Another will be held at the pavilion at the front entrance to Chattanooga Memorial Park at White Oak. Rev. Wayland Stewart will be the speaker. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Board Debating Summer Student Trips Overseas; Parents Upset By Half Day Of School For Teacher Planning

County School officials are discussing whether it is necessary for the School Board to approve summer overseas student trips. Board member Rhonda Thurman said such trips are outside the school calendar and the board would unnecessarily be assuming liability by giving approval. "That's up to the parents," she said. Legal counsel noted that the trips were first discussed at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga On List Of 42 Minor League Clubs That Could Be Severed From Majors

The Chattanooga Lookouts are on a list of 42 minor league clubs that could be severed from the majors under a sweeping new proposal from Major League Baseball. During current negotiations with the minors, the MLB is proposing to curtail the number of minor league clubs it has agreements with and reduce the number of minor league players on its payroll. Chattanooga is one of ... (click for more)

Opinion

Salary Increases Needed, Alinsky Tactics Are Not

I have advocated and fought for increases in teacher salaries for educators over the decades. Beyond mere rhetoric, I actually talk to those policymakers at the state level who set the budget which largely determines salaries. We know that many teachers still struggle to support their own families, particularly in places where the cost of living is higher. That is unacceptable. ... (click for more)

Volunteer And Make A Difference

I hear people all the time whining and complaining on here and other social media outlets about how bad the Valley has gotten or it's not the same Valley we have grown up in. You know it's not. There are several reasons why this is so true. However, we the citizens are the ones to blame. When I was picking up trash along Brown's Ferry I can't tell you how many times I picked ... (click for more)