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]



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Hamilton County VSO Expands Outreach


Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces Harrison Pike will be closed between Forest Road and Benton Avenue on Tuesday until Thursday for work on the railroads. Local detours will be ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer is expanding his outreach by holding meetings in two various Hamilton County communities. "This outreach is intended to make it easier for elderly ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Closure On Harrison Pike Tuesday Through Thursday

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces Harrison Pike will be closed between Forest Road and Benton Avenue on Tuesday until Thursday for work on the railroads. Local detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures For July 25-28

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, July 25 from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020. Friday, July 26 Nightfall - Cherry Street will be ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The Signal Mountain Council voted to increase property taxes by 20.434 percent on second and final reading on Monday night. This makes the tax rate $1.8866 for every $100 of assessed value of a property. For a median price home in the town of $250,000, this will mean an increase of $200.07. Moves to reduce the budget to the get to this rate included eliminating an unfilled ... (click for more)

Opinion

I Support Erlanger - And Response

I write this opinion today under my own free will, without any suggestion or prodding from the management of Erlanger Health System. As a medical doctor employed by Erlanger, I am on the front lines taking care of people. Erlanger is an excellent health system and an excellent place to receive care. It is easy to sit back at a distance and decree how things should run. It is a different ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Mendicant’s Poem

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit monk before he died in 1972, would have us to believe, “I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. “Then one day someone said to me, “Don't change. I love you just as you are,” Tony ... (click for more)