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]

 


Law Firm Celebrates NVR TXT & DRV Day Designation Thursday

Rep. Hakeem Tells JFK Club There's A Way For Republicans And Democrats To Work Together

Chattanooga Public Library And Library Specialist Carol Guerra Honored By La Paz


Law offices of Warren & Griffin, P.C. will commemorate Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s designation of Sept. 19 as NVR TXT & DRV Day with a celebration at their new office location on the ... (click for more)

Rep. Yusuf Hakeem of District 28 spent the first hour of his Tuesday afternoon with the JFK Club, educating the club about what happens in the Nashville state legislature. As a first-time representative, ... (click for more)

At the eighth annual Latino Leadership Awards, La Paz Chattanooga presented the Chattanooga Public Library with its 2019 Community Champion Award. Library Services Specialist Carol Guerra was ... (click for more)


Happenings

Law Firm Celebrates NVR TXT & DRV Day Designation Thursday

Law offices of Warren & Griffin, P.C. will commemorate Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s designation of Sept. 19 as NVR TXT & DRV Day with a celebration at their new office location on the first floor of the historic Dome Building. They are inviting the public to join them from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to mark the occasion on this NVR TXT & DRV Day celebration. Drivers who take ... (click for more)

Rep. Hakeem Tells JFK Club There's A Way For Republicans And Democrats To Work Together

Rep. Yusuf Hakeem of District 28 spent the first hour of his Tuesday afternoon with the JFK Club, educating the club about what happens in the Nashville state legislature. As a first-time representative, Rep. Hakeem expected to ease into his job, something that did not happen. “I thought I might get on one committee. Well, they put me on three committees. It was a whirlwind. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Tennessee American Water Company To Recover Losses Caused By Water Loss Incident

A class action complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court of Hamilton County against American Water Works Company, Inc; American Water Works Service Company, Inc.; and Tennessee-American Water Company d/b/a Tennessee American Water, after the Water Loss Incident precipitated by the water main break which occurred last Thursday evening. The lawsuit, captioned Bruce, et al. ... (click for more)

3-Year-Old Victim Of E. 36th Street Blaze On Sept. 5 Succumbs To Injuries

One of the victims of the Sept. 5 fire on E. 36th Street, a three-year-old child, has passed away from his injuries. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. This is a loss for his loved ones, the community and our department," said Chattanooga Fire Chief Phil Hyman. The child, his two siblings and his father were taken to the hospital ... (click for more)

Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Total Rest May Help

Roy Exum will be on vacation this week as he recovers from a recent surgery. His doctors and his close friends believe in him and urge him to “take some time for himself.” It is believed "total rest" will be greatly beneficial in the healing process. He greatly appreciates the emails and the telephones calls has received and appreciates your kindness. He hopes to return ... (click for more)