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]

 


Helen Burns Sharp Says She "Never Set Out To Give The City A Hard Time In Public Meetings"

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Wilson Road Neighborhood Group To Meet Tuesday Evening


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The Wilson Road Neighborhood Group will have a second meeting Tuesday night to discuss installing street lights along Wilson Road from the Georgia state line to Happy Valley Road. The meeting ... (click for more)


Happenings

Helen Burns Sharp Says She "Never Set Out To Give The City A Hard Time In Public Meetings"

As the featured guest for the JFK Club, Helen Burns Sharp spent her afternoon educating the club about how tax breaks can be manipulated in a discreet manner. A self-described “public interest advocate” and founder of the Accountability for Taxpayer Money (ATM) movement, Ms. Sharp has spent her post-retirement years lobbying for transparency from the local government. Using a ... (click for more)

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings: Johnson Street Johnson Street will be closed between Passenger Street and Rossville Avenue on Wednesday, July 17, until Wednesday, July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for building construction. Lightfood Mill Road Lightfoot Mill Road will be closed at the railroad tracks between Youngstown Road and Cherwood Lane on Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Small Plane Crashes Near Dunlap

A small plane crashed on Wednesday at Cagle Mountain near Dunlap. Authorities said the pilot was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital. He was described as in his mid-to-late 50s or 60s. There were no passengers, it was stated. Based on the plane's registration number, it was a Glasair amateur-built experimental plane. It was built in Canada in 2002. The pilot was described ... (click for more)

Smedley, Smith, Boyd, Bankston, Graham Among Candidates Mentioned For 2020 County Mayor Race With Coppinger Possibly Retiring

It may be three years away, but candidates are lining up for the 2022 county mayor race with Jim Coppinger possibly retiring. County Mayor Coppinger said his focus is on continued progress during the current four-year term. Political observers believe he tipped his hat on this being his final term by coming out for a school tax that is unpopular in some circles and lost out on ... (click for more)

Opinion

Opinion Correction: Erlanger Does Not Offer $20,000 Nurse Signing Bonuses

An opinion in Chattanoogan.com on Monday said Erlanger Health Systems had $20,000 nurse signing bonuses. Erlanger officials said that is another local hospital - not Erlanger. Columnist Roy Exum said, "In a story that I wrote on July 15, “A Nursing Shortage?” I mistakenly identified Erlanger Hospital as one hospital that offers prospective nurses a $20,000 signing bonus. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Use 'Tags' At Erlanger

When I was a senior in high school, the Vietnam catastrophe held the guys who were in my class spellbound. Back then, and has since been proven again and again, the conflict was a terrible error in our nation’s judgment and almost 60,000 young and promising Americans died in some stinking South Asian battle zone that didn’t mean squat to our freedom or our nation’s future. In ... (click for more)