Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews may 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 and Monday through Wednesday 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. A new traffic pattern is in place on US-27 South near 4th St. Motorists wishing to access 4th St. from US-27 South will take a new ramp at the south end of the Olgiati Bridge and turn left onto 4th St. to enter the downtown area. Motorists who normally use 4th St. to access US-27 South from the downtown area will be detoured to MLK Blvd. where they can access U.S. 27 South. 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 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 2020.[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

TDOT Maintenance on SR-8 (Market Street) in both directions at LM 9.68: Bridge Inspection will be performing its quarterly inspection on the Market Street Bridge over the Tennessee River (SR-8 at LM 9.68). The roadway will be closed Sunday starting at 8 a.m. and will remain closed till 1 p.m. 

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 2.05 to LM 2.05: Intermittent lane closures for utility work and sidewalk cleanup will take place along E. Brainerd Road between N. Concord Road and Rowewood Drive. Signage, barrels, and cones will be present during this work. Motorists should use caution. Through Friday from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. 

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]

Cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on SR-2 (US-64, US-11), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on SR-8 (US-127), and the Bachman Tubes on SR-8 (US-76, US-41): There will be a flagging operation supporting the cleaning of the McCallie Tunnels on Wednesday from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Later that night the Stringer’s Ridge Tunnel will be cleaned under a signed detour traffic control plan.  Estimated project completion date is June 2020. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNT196] 

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. 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-2 (US-11, US-64) Resurfacing from east of Shallowford Road (LM 18.6) to Yerbey Drive (LM 20.3): During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures while adjusting manholes. At least one lane shall remain open at all times. Additional flaggers may be on-site as necessary. Estimated project completion date is September. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Chattanooga 2922/CNT089]

 


Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

Weekly Road Construction Report

Deadline For Storm Debris Pick-up Is June 1


The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits ... (click for more)

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place ... (click for more)

The June 1st deadline is approaching and property owners must register for storm debris picked up and hauled away by hired contractors. Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management officials ... (click for more)



Happenings

Deadline To Apply For A Storm Debris Burning Permit Is June 9

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau extends its sympathy to residents who were affected by the tornado on Sunday, April 12. We have been issuing storm debris permits free of charge for residents in Hamilton County who were directly impacted by the tornado. This allows anyone with a storm debris permit to burn through June 15 on approved burning days. Residents ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place on I-24 EB and WB under the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Single interior lane closures ... (click for more)

Breaking News

12 Protestors Arrested In Chattanooga; Group Later Surrounds Jail, Courthouse Block; Courthouse Burned In Nashville, Prompting Call Out Of National Guard

Twelve protestors were arrested in Chattanooga early Sunday morning in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in police custody. A crowd that had been on the Walnut Street Bridge later gathered on Frazier Avenue, prompting a large number of police officers to be summoned. After the arrests, the large group of protestors moved back across the bridge and ringed ... (click for more)

Health Department Suspends Distribution Of Cloth Face Masks It Got From The Governor

The Hamilton County Health Department is suspending distribution of the cloth face masks that were distributed throughout the state by the Governor’s Unified Command Group. It has been reported that the cloth masks, manufactured by Renfro, are coated with Silvadur. Silvadur is an anti-microbial substance commonly applied to fabrics to reduce odor causing bacterial growth. ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Court Of Public Opinion Has Ruled

Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around blindly shooting at people and setting fires, let that guy execute him. With all due respect to our police chief and I mean that sincerely, I disagree with your view. Chief, you should know ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: These Riots Are Surreal

On Monday, when an unarmed black man was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis, there were 28 others, predominately black, shot within the city limits of Chicago on the very same day. The “Bloody Monday” came after 50 others in Chicago were shot (10 fatally) during the Memorial Day weekend – that’s 78 human beings in just four days – and since “Bloody Monday” through 6 o’clock ... (click for more)