Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Crews may continue surveying at various locations throughout the interchange. Shoulders may be closed at these locations between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A hauling operation will continue requiring a single left lane closure on I-75 SB at MM 2 and a single left or right lane closure on I-24 EB at MM 185. Haul trucks will be entering and exiting the interstate at these locations. Additionally, there will be a single right lane closure on I-75 NB at MM 1. These lane closures will occur nightly between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. [C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/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 eastbound and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. Additionally; 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. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27)Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: On 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]

Utility Work on SR-153 (State Highway 153) in both directions from LM 8 to LM 12.40: Temporary lane closures for utility work will occur on SR-153 between Gadd Road and Cassie Lane. Signage and flaggers will be present during this work. Motorists should use caution. Work will take place from Thursday through Sept. 5 between 9 a.m.-2 p.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. Tennessee Highway Patrol will be present to assist with traffic control.  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): On Thursday 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 Resurfacing from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58 (LM 4.8), including bridge deck repair: Paving and milling operations will continue Sunday through Thursday of this reporting period. All work will take place between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. and could involve double lane closures in either the NB or SB direction. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the construction activity.  Estimated project completion date is November. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT087]

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.  Estimated project completion date is September. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT089]

US-127/SR-8 (Signal Mountain Boulevard) in both directions from LM 15.6 to LM 16.2: US-127, Signal Mountain Boulevard from LM 15.7 to LM 16.2 is be reduced to one lane and controlled by a temporary traffic signal for slope stabilization. The southbound lane will be closed for the maintenance contractor to install a soil nail retaining wall. [GeoStabilization International, LLC /Osbonlighter/MAINT]



Causeway To Host 6th Annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Potluck

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Chattanooga Funeral Home To Hold Candlelight Remembrance Services On Dec. 7


Causeway invites all of Chattanooga to the sixth annual Gratefull, a community-wide Thanksgiving potluck in the middle of Martin Luther King Boulevard in front of the Bessie Smith Hall, on Monday, ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Funeral Home will be holding Candlelight Remembrance Services on Dec. 7. One will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens at the North Chapel on Highway 153 near Hixson Pike. Dr. David ... (click for more)


Happenings

Causeway To Host 6th Annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Potluck

Causeway invites all of Chattanooga to the sixth annual Gratefull, a community-wide Thanksgiving potluck in the middle of Martin Luther King Boulevard in front of the Bessie Smith Hall, on Monday, Nov. 25 from 11:30 a..m-1:30 p.m. Over the last five years, Gratefull has grown from 700 attendees to 1,800 in 2018, in addition to being covered by The Washington Post. This year, ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: SEAN MARK WILBY KATE LORRAINE RASCOE 132 SUNSET TER 132 SUNSET TER ATHENS, GA 30606 ATHENS, GA 30606 MICHAEL DWIGHT PAYNE STEPHANNE LYNN DENNIS 14507 BAKER RD 14507 BAKER RD BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 BIRCHWOOD, TN 37308 PATRICK STEVEN MOORE KATHRYN ELIZABETH BROOKS 719 BROOKFIELD AVE 719 BROOKFIELD ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Judge Poole Denies Post-Conviction Relief For Chattanooga Man On Death Row

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole on Tuesday morning announced that he was denying Lee Hall’s request for post-conviction relief. Hall was convicted in the April 1991 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Traci Crozier. He is set to be executed on Dec. 5. In explaining his decision, Judge Poole said, "The petitioner’s second post-conviction petition is barred by Tennessee Code ... (click for more)

15-Year-Old Arrested In Sept. 28 Murder Of Marshon Langford, 40

Chattanooga Police, with the assistance of the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force, arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 3800 block of Larry Drive on Sept. 28. Marshon Langford, 40, was shot on Larry Drive, then he drove to Pin Oak Drive, where he crashed his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The suspect, a 15-year-old ... (click for more)

Opinion

Rhonda Thurman: We Can Learn From The Private Schools

At Monday night’s School Board Agenda Session, I brought up the fact that I had received many complaints from parents and some school personnel about the half day of school on Wednesday, Nov. 13. This half day caught many parents off guard because students had just been off October 7-14 for Fall Break. This half day caused many to have to scramble for childcare. Some also noted ... (click for more)

All Property Owners Deserve The Right To STVR

Changes are coming to Chattanooga’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance. Chattanooga City Council is working on a draft of changes that would affect every Chattanooga property owner’s right to open their home to paying short term guests. This includes upping the ante on fines for those who are denied an application for permits. This first draft is to be presented to the council ... (click for more)