Weekly Road Construction Report

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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 2, I-75 SB MM 3, I-24 EB MM 184, and I-24 WB MM 185. Traffic pacing will also occur for I-75 NB, I-75 SB, and I-24 EB. Additionally, there may intermittent shoulder closures at various locations for access to the median and roadside areas. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange. [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. 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. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

TDOT Maintenance on I-24 in both directions at MM 184: A lane closure will occur next week at Moore Road on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Jan. 28-29, to cut brush from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. We plan to close the #3 lane in each direction.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Brainerd Road) in both directions from LM 14.48 to LM 14.89: Intermittent lane closures will occur along Brainerd Road between Eastgate Loop and Greenway View Drive as crews transition down the road. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution. 9 p.m.-6 a.m., Sunday and Monday.

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 0.70 to LM 0.70: The shoulder will be closed westbound on E. Brainerd Road at Walker Street. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Utility Work on SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) northbound from LM 4.2 to LM 4.3: A single lane closure of the northbound lane will occur between Bill Reed Road and Memory Lane. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29-30. 

Utility Work on SR-8 (Cherokee Boulevard) northbound from LM 11.43 to LM 11.48: Dayton Boulevard will be reduced to one northbound lane at Ashmore Avenue. Arrow board, vertical panels, cones, and signage will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Jan. 29.

Utility Work on SR-8 (Ringgold Road) westbound from LM 2.20 to LM 2.20: The bike lane will be closed southbound between E. End Avenue and Springvale Road. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday.

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): The McCallie tunnel will be cleaned on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. This will be supported by a flagging operation. Additionally, the Stringers Ridge tunnel will be cleaned Wednesday night under a signed detour. On Thursday, Jan. 30, from 8 p.m.-6 a.m., the Bachman Tunnels will be cleaned under a signed detour traffic control operation. Estimated project completion date is June. [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNT196]



Obedience Club of Chattanooga To Hold Dog Obedience Classes Beginning March 2

Meerkat Pups Born At Chattanooga Zoo

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


The Obedience Club of Chattanooga's next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, March 2. Sign up online ... (click for more)

The Chatanooga Zoo announces the birth of two meerkat pups. The pups were born to first-time mother, Flower, at the Chattanooga Zoo on Thursday. Mom and pups are all doing great, said Zoo officials. ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: MATTHEW ELIJAH LYNCH AUTUMN MICHELLE BURT 92 TENNANT LN 92 TENNANT LN RINGGOLD, GA 30736 RINGGOLD, GA 30736 SHANNON ... (click for more)


Happenings

Obedience Club of Chattanooga To Hold Dog Obedience Classes Beginning March 2

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga's next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, March 2. Sign up online or come to Open House at 1:30 p.m. to register on Sunday, March 1 and Orientation for classes from 2-3 p.m. Bring your dog's current shot records. "Please no dogs at registration/orientation," ... (click for more)

Meerkat Pups Born At Chattanooga Zoo

The Chatanooga Zoo announces the birth of two meerkat pups. The pups were born to first-time mother, Flower, at the Chattanooga Zoo on Thursday. Mom and pups are all doing great, said Zoo officials. The successful birth is a first at the Chattanooga Zoo and is an incredibly important step towards the Zoo’s efforts to help protect these animals in the wild, said Zoo officials. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Man, 31, Killed In Head-On Crash Near Elizabethton; His Vehicle Was Struck By Man Fleeing Police

A Chattanooga man who was hit head-on by a vehicle being chased by police near Elizabethton, Tn., was killed in the crash late Sunday morning. He was identified as Thomas Taylor, 31. He was driving a BMW north on U.S. Highway 19E when his vehicle was struck by a Lincoln Towncar going the wrong way at a high rate of speed. Two other people were injured in the collision at Gap ... (click for more)

Fishermen Spot Body In Ocoee River

Two fishermen spotted a body in the Ocoee River on Sunday. Polk County Sheriff's deputies were then able to retrieve a man's body around noon. It was located about 100 yards west of Big River Access. The body was sent to Knoxville for an autopsy and to seek identification. (click for more)

Opinion

Celebrate President's Day By Remembering The Wisdom Of Our Founding Fathers - And Response

Monday, Feb. 17, is President’s Day. The holiday was originally designed to honor our first president, George Washington, and was celebrated on his birthday, Feb. 12. In an effort to give the public more leisure time, in 1971, President Richard Nixon officially designated certain federal holidays to be celebrated on Mondays. This included President Washington’s. Since it no longer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Believe In Harbingers?

A harbinger, we have been taught, is “something that foreshadows a future event,” or “something that gives an anticipatory sign of what is to come.” Last week in Connecticut, the families of three high school athletes – all female – filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The lawsuit claims a current CIAC policy is a violation of the federal ... (click for more)