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]



World’s Oldest Flying DC 3 Is At Cleveland’s Regional Jetport

Dalton Police Hold Car Seat Check Saturday

Photographic Society Of Chattanooga Announces Open House With Ledra Woodlee


Flagship Detroit, a Douglas DC 3 built in 1937, is in Cleveland Saturday and Sunday, on display for rides and tours at Cleveland’s Regional Jetport. Cleveland Civil Air Patrol cadets and Cleveland ... (click for more)

The Dalton Police Department will be hosting a car seat check event Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Department’s Station #2 at 1024 Abutment Road. Certified car seat technicians ... (click for more)

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will hold its annual Open House with special guest Ledra Woodlee on Thursday, Oct. 17. Ms. Woodlee is a travel, nature and landscape photographer based ... (click for more)


Happenings

World’s Oldest Flying DC 3 Is At Cleveland’s Regional Jetport

Flagship Detroit, a Douglas DC 3 built in 1937, is in Cleveland Saturday and Sunday, on display for rides and tours at Cleveland’s Regional Jetport. Cleveland Civil Air Patrol cadets and Cleveland High Air Force JROTC cadets helped with parking and logistics Saturday. Mark Fidler, director of operations and airport manager, said the DC 3 is the world’s oldest flying DC ... (click for more)

Dalton Police Hold Car Seat Check Saturday

The Dalton Police Department will be hosting a car seat check event Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Department’s Station #2 at 1024 Abutment Road. Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and also to ensure that kids are in the proper seat for their age, size, and weight. The event is free to the public. (click for more)

Breaking News

Man Shot On Sylvan Drive After Accosting Two People At Residence

Chattanooga Police said a man accosted two people at a residence on Sylvan Drive before he was shot early Saturday morning. Jeremy Brister, 25, was charged with aggravated criminal trespass, aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated domestic violence. The victims were listed as a woman, 38, and a juvenile male. At 1:28 a.m., police responded to the 600 block ... (click for more)

4 Juveniles Arrested In Ridgeside On Aggravated Assault And Robbery Charges

East Ridge Police have arrested four juveniles for suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery in the city of Ridgeside. Officers were in the Ridgeside area investigating a report of suspicious people walking in the area. While in the area, a call came in of an attempted car-jacking. Within minutes, East Ridge officers had three of four suspects in custody. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response (2)

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)

Hypocrisy Of Tennessee American Water Company Critics - And Response

All pump-pressure systems have acute failures. It is expected that utilities will experience system failures that are unanticipated, even with the best prevention. These would be acute failures. That is why all utilities from electric, water, and yes municipal sewer collection systems and treatment plants have response plans. Tennessee American Water Company experienced an acute ... (click for more)