Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, July 18, 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 nightly 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./Osbonlighter/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-27 (ROSSVILLE BLVD.) northbound from LM 7.9 to LM 7.8: On Tuesday of this reporting period, there will be a lane closure on Rossville Blvd. from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. as maintenance crews work to fix the concrete slab. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction and then be shifted into the turn lane as the work is being conducted.

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 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. Remaining work will take place on Thursday between 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 will remain open at all times.  Estimated project completion date is October. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/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 (8 p.m.-6 a.m.). Later that night the Stringer’s Ridge Tunnel will be cleaned under a signed detour traffic control plan. On Thursday, July 25, from 8 p.m.-6 a.m., the Bachman tunnels 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 Pk towards SR-153.  Estimated project completion date is July. [Thomas Brothers Construction Co., Inc./Osbonlighter/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 performing resurfacing operations. Lane closures will be limited to one lane at any given time. Law enforcement will be present. Estimated project completion date is September. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT089]


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Weekly Road Construction Report

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Happenings

The Speech & Hearing Center Hosts Couples Event For Hearing Loss Awareness

A Valentine’s Day celebration event focusing on hearing loss awareness will be held on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. Guests will laugh together about the humor that hearing loss and miscommunication brings to couples with nationally known comic Moody Molavi. Mr. Molavi is originally from Chattanooga and he and his wife experience the seriousness and humor of ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 1 traffic shifts have been implemented. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursdays nights between 9 p .m.-6 a.m. at the following locations: I-75 NB at state line, I-75 NB MM ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Amtrak Interested In Train From Atlanta To Nashville With Chattanooga Stop

Amtrak officials are interested in new train service between Atlanta and Nashville with a stop in several cities including Chattanooga. Rep. Dan Howell was part of a state Transportation Committee hearing on the topic this week. He said, " The hearing on Tuesday was a follow up to meetings in early December with Amtrak officials, TDOT Commissioner Bright and members of his ... (click for more)

Shooting Of Woman On Arlington Avenue Posted In Twitter Video

The shooting of a woman in the 800 block of Arlington Avenue on Thursday afternoon has been posted in a Twitter video. The video is titled "This girl just got shot in my hood on Live." The woman, who wound up lying on her back on a sidewalk, was taken to the hospital. Her condition was not immediately known. She was alert at the scene. The video shows the woman continually ... (click for more)

Opinion

Allow Refugees To Settle In Chattanooga

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Roy Exum: The Fair Thing To Do

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