Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 Construction of small drainage structures (LM 15.85 and LM 15.90): During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the construction of a new entrance into the shopping center on the northwest corner of 25th street (SR-60) and Keith Street (SR-2) in Cleveland. The right northbound shoulder of 25th Street (SR-60) will be closed for the duration of this work. The first entrance into the shopping center is closed. Motorists wishing to access the shopping center should do so via the second entrance on 25th Street (SR-60). Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers and equipment when entering/exiting the shopping center.

[Whaley Construction, LLC/Wagner/CNU227]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (N. LEE HWY.) both directions at LM 13.15: Shoulder and single lane closure between Stuart Crossing NE and Sequoia Rd NW. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 10/26/20 through 11/06/20.

 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-74 (OCOEE ST. N.E.) both directions from LM 16.26 to LM 16.88: Shoulder and single lane closure between Westview Drive NW and Keith Street NW. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM with an estimated completion 11/30/20.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 Repair of the bridge over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): The contractor will be performing repair operations to the bridge that will require lane closures in both directions. Extra caution should be observed of trucks entering and exiting the work-zone. During this report period the outside shoulder and outside lane of each direction are closed. Traffic is shifted to the left in both directions. Additional flaggers will be present as needed.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU205]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Ave. bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Alternating single and double lane closures will be required on I-24 EB and WB on 10/29/20 and between 11/01/20 through 11/04/20 from 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there will be single lane closures in the north and south directions of Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge and at the intersections with North and South Terrace. These closures will occur on 10/29/20 and 10/30/20, and between 11/02/20 through 11/04/20 from 9 AM to 6 AM the following morning. Motorists should be aware of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge closure and detour that was put into place on 04/20/20. There is a 45 MPH speed limit reduction throughout the project corridor on I-24.

[Bell and Associates Construction, LP/Blevins/CMGC03]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Resurfacing from the Georgia State line to near the ramp to SR-2 (US-41, US-64, US-11, Cummings Hwy): There will continue to be construction activity (guardrail delineation, etc.) along I-24 EB/WB involving lane closures as follows: Sunday through Thursday (8 PM to 6 AM). This project is continuous from MM 171 at the Georgia line through MM 178, just west of the US-27 split. Expect some queueing of traffic. Manned attenuator trucks, variable speed limit signs, and two officers will be assisting in these operations

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT374]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 2 traffic alignments have been implemented. Watch for trucks entering and exiting project. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM at the following locations: I-75 NB MM 1, I-75 SB MM 3 and I-24 EB MM 184.0 Traffic pacing may occur throughout interchange Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there may intermittent shoulder closures at various locations for access to the median and roadside areas. I-75 NB to I-24 WB split has been moved back 1500 feet from its previous location. Welcome Center traffic intending to use I-24 WB now, will have to detour on I-75 NB to Exit 3. Detailed detour information will be available at the Welcome Center. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY 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 in the median and shoulders of US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the activity area. 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 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. On Thursday, 10/29/20 thru Wednesday, 11/04/20 from 9 AM to 6 AM, temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for milling and leveling of the asphalt, paving the surface, grooving of the bridges and installing bridge joints. Thursday night, 10/29/20 from 7 PM to 6 AM, temporary lane and ramp closures will be in place for northbound US-27 from I-24 to Main St. for reworking the striping of the travel lanes. During this time the I-24 eastbound ramp to US-27 northbound will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to the Broad St. exit then onto the US-27 northbound on ramp from Broad Street. On Friday night, 10/30/20 thru Monday morning, 11/02/20 from 7 PM to 6AM, temporary ramp closures will be in place for southbound US-27 to Martin Luther King Blvd. and the Martin Luther King Blvd. ramp to southbound US-27 for rebuilding Martin Luther King Boulevard. During these closures southbound US-27 traffic to Martin Luther King Blvd. will be detoured to 4th St. ramp / 4th St. / Broad St. / Martin Luther King Boulevard. Eastbound Martin Luther King Blvd. traffic to southbound US-27 will be detoured to Carter St. / Main St. / southbound on ramp to US-27. Westbound Martin Luther King Blvd. traffic to southbound US-27 will be detoured to Riverfront Pkwy. / Main St. to the southbound on ramp to US-27. State Troopers are requested for Thursday thru Wednesday and Thursday night. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27)Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1-B Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp: No oversized/over dimensional loads; Martin Luther King Blvd. between Chestnut St. and Gateway Ave.: No oversized/over dimensional loads.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 171 to MM 175: The installation of emergency mile marker signs will require inside lane closures Sun-TH (8PM -6AM).

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-24 eastbound from MM 183 to MM 185: The installation of emergency mile marker signs in the median will require inside lane closures on Thursday,10/29 (8PM -6AM).

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) both directions from LM 00 to LM 1: The installation of emergency mile marker signs will require inside lane closures Sun-Thur (8PM -6AM).

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-58 (HWY. 58) both directions from LM 17 to LM 20: On Tuesday and Wednesday of this reporting period, there will be lane closures on SR58 from LM17- LM 20 as maintenance forces work on the road. Expect possible long delays as flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (GLASS ST.) both directions at LM 5.87: Shoulder and single lane closure between Latta Street and Daisy Street. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 10/29/20 through 11/13/20.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (BROAD ST.) both directions at LM 6.14: North and Southbound lane closures between 33rd and 34th Streets. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should reduce speed through the area being aware of personnel and equipment. 9 am - 2 pm daily beginning 10/19/20 through 11/04/20 weather permitting.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (RIDGEWAY AVE.) both directions from LM 17.90 to LM 17.91: Shoulder and single lane closure between Rolling Way and Barrington Road. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 10/26/20 through 11/06/20.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN RD.) both directions at LM 13.47: Lane closures between Mountain Creek Road and Mundy St. Motorists should reduce speed and be aware of new traffic pattern. Message boards and barrels will be present. Work will be from 9 AM to 3 PM daily, 10/19/20 to 11/04/20.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-29 (US-27) Repair of the bridge over Big Soddy Creek (LM 20.6): The contractor will be performing bridge & roadway repair on the SR-29 bridge over Big Soddy Creek. During this report period the contractor will have traffic restricted with two lanes of SR-111 southbound closed. Also, during this report period, the contractor will have two lanes of SR-29 north-bound closed. At least one lane of traffic in both directions shall always remain open.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU046]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (US-64, US-11) Improvement of the intersection at Edgmon Road in Collegedale (LM 22.7), including grading, drainage and paving: During this report period, the contractor will be performing grading, drainage and paving. Extra care should be taken while trucks and heavy equipment are entering and exiting the roadway. The roadway may be temporarily restricted to a one lane roadway by flagging operation.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU012]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-317 (Apison Pike) Improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane: Lane closures and flagging operations will be required on SR-317, Apison Pike, to install power poles and transfer lines. The flagging operations will be performed on 10/29/20, 11/02/2020, 11/03/2020, 11/04/2020 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. There will also be very short lane closures for blasting that will last five minutes or less. The contractor will have intermittent flagging operations during daytime non-peak hours for utility work, delivery of materials and equipment.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-58 (Ochs Hwy.) Resurfacing from the Georgia State line (LM 0) to SR-17 (LM 2.2): There will be a flagging operation to support a friction coating operation on the travel lanes along this mountain road. Work will happen M -F (9AM - 4PM). There will be significant delays to the travelling public & alternate routes should be chosen if possible.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT146]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be grading, paving, constructing retaining wall(s) and installing signals & lighting on S.I.A. route connecting Ferdinand Piech Way & Volkswagen Dr. The roadway is not open to traffic. The traveling public should be alert to the entrance and exit of construction vehicles from the jobsite onto the connecting roadways.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-310 Microsurfacing from near SR-30 (US-411) (LM 0.0) to SR-39 (LM 6.4), including bridge repair: The paving operations on SR-310 will continue. This operation (Monday through Friday, 7 AM - 7 PM) will be supported by a flagging operation, allowing alternate movement of traffic through the work zone. The commuting public should expect significant wait times or seek alternate routes.

[Hudson Construction Company/Micka/CNU242]

 

MCMINN AND POLK COUNTY SR-163 Resurfacing from west of CR-750 (Piney Grove Road) (LM 9.0) in McMinn County to US-411 (SR-30) (LM 1.0) in Polk County: During this reporting period the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-163 Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 AM and 5:30 PM for the installation of permanent pavement markings and snowplowable pavement markers. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the work zone. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU137]

 

MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 Resurfacing from north of Ten Mile Road (LM 31.3) to the Roane County line (LM 35.1): During this period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing resurfacing operations. One lane shall always remain open. Additional flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control as needed.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU163]

 

POLK COUNTY Utility Work on SR-33 (HWY. 411) both directions from LM 9.9 to LM 14: Mobile lane closures SR-40 junction to Ocoee River Bridge as crews transition work zone. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 9 AM to 3 PM with an estimated completion of 01/31/21.

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the westbound shoulder of US-64 (SR-40) to construct a new haul road. The westbound shoulder of US-64 (SR-40) will be closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Wagner/DB1802]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 20.5: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working to construct a retaining wall near LM 20.5 on SR-40 (US-64). The eastbound truck climbing lane is closed at this location and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised to reduce speed to 35 mph in the work zone due to a lane shift and to watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU909]

 

POLK COUNTY Boanerges Church Road construction of a bridge over Old Fort Creek: Work on this project is complete pending punchlist. The roadway will be re-opened to all traffic beginning 10/28/2020. Intermittent lane closures are possible on Boanerges Church Road from 8 AM to 5:30 PM as the contractor works on the punchlist.

[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNT279]

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-302 Resurfacing from SR-30 (LM 0.0) to SR-68 (LM 8.9): During this period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing resurfacing operations. One lane shall always remain open. Additional flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control as needed.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU215]

 

RHEA COUNTY Grading, drainage, construction of bridges, paving and signals on a S.I.A. route serving Nokian Tyres: The lull in construction activity at the Nokian Tyres SIA project just North of Dayton, TN. will continue. However, SR-29 traffic will continue to experience slight lane shifts with no shoulders at the entrance to the SIA roadway.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014]


Hunter Museum Of American Art Receives Southeastern Museums Conference Awards

3rd Annual Run With Reason To Raise Funds To Support The Angel Tree Program

Portion Of Riverwalk To Close Nov. 30-Dec. 18


The Hunter Museum of American Art announces it received a 2020 Southeastern Museums Conference Silver Award for Exhibitions for its fall 2019 exhibition Noel W. Anderson: Blak Origin Moment, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Echelon's Run with Reason, presented by HHM CPAs, is an annual run and shopping event to raise money for less fortunate families who are designated recipients of the Chattanooga Salvation ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports the Tennessee Riverpark will close a section of the Riverwalk starting Nov. 30 through Dec. 18. The portion of the impacted trail ... (click for more)



Happenings

Hunter Museum Of American Art Receives Southeastern Museums Conference Awards

The Hunter Museum of American Art announces it received a 2020 Southeastern Museums Conference Silver Award for Exhibitions for its fall 2019 exhibition Noel W. Anderson: Blak Origin Moment, and Silver Awards for both Gallery Installations and Campaigns in the Technology category. The SEMC Competition recognizes excellence in the use of technology within southeastern museums and ... (click for more)

3rd Annual Run With Reason To Raise Funds To Support The Angel Tree Program

Chattanooga Echelon's Run with Reason, presented by HHM CPAs, is an annual run and shopping event to raise money for less fortunate families who are designated recipients of the Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Angel Tree campaign. The run will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. at Redoubt Soccer Facility, and shopping will take place Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Signal Mountain Walmart Supercenter. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Has 1,304 New COVID Cases, 73 More Deaths; Hamilton County Has 264 New COVID Cases And 5 New Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is 345,854 on Tuesday with 1,304 new cases. There have been 73 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 4,374, said state Health Department officials. Hamilton County had 264 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The new total is 16,945. There were five more deaths from the virus in the county on Monday, two males and three females, ... (click for more)

City Open Space Director Asks City Council OK To Proceed With Skatepark At Riverwalk Despite County Opposition

City Open Spaces Director Travis Kazmierzak is asking the City Council to support his plan to build a new $1.8 million Skate Park at the Tennessee Riverwalk, though the county opposes the idea. Mr. Kazmierzak said the Riverwalk is the top choice by far by skateboarders for the facility. He said the location is an open field next to Chattanooga State. He said the field is seldom ... (click for more)

Opinion

Enforce The Mask Mandate Or Death For Many Lies Ahead - And Response (9)

The news media is in a unique position to save a lot of lives. The sheriff will not enforce a mask mandate unless he feels.. something. At some point. Driving around Chattanooga today I saw no one on the street in a mask. Not one of the people walking around, from East Brainerd to North Chattanooga. Everything is open and people are left with nothing ahead. Except death ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Consider The Big Picture

Here we are, two days this side of Thanksgiving, and to read or watch the news, there ain’t a lot of things going on around us where gratitude, and the art of sincere thanks, are most prominent in our view. As a matter of fact, it may be that never has it been as lacking. Monday afternoon I watched a video on the news channels that showed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his ... (click for more)