Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, February 13, 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 pm.-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 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 PM and 6 AM. 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]

Utility Work on SR-2 (Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 14.48 to LM 15.05: Nighttime shoulder and single lane closure of the westbound lane will occur between Eastgate Loop and 5916 Brainerd Rd. (Chickamauga Creek area). Arrow boards, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 pm.-5 a.m. through Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-317 (Bonny Oaks Drive) westbound from LM 2.90 to LM 1.74: Nighttime single lane closure of the westbound lane will occur between Holiday Hills Drive and Jersey Pike. Arrow boards, flaggers, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Tuesday through Feb. 21.

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) eastbound from LM 9.89 to LM 9.89: A single lane closure of the eastbound lane will occur between Gold Point Lane and Hideaway Lane. Arrow boards, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) eastbound from LM 0.70 to LM 1.0: Shoulder and single lane closure of the eastbound lane will occur between Walker Road and Vance Road. Flaggers, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 0.03 to LM 1.6: Nighttime shoulder and single lane closure of the westbound lane will occur between Brainerd Road and Walker Road, also between Hickory Valley Road and North Concord Road. Arrow boards, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. 9 p.m.-5 a.m. through Wednesday.

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, night between 8 p.m.-6 a.m. This will be supported by a flagging operation, allowing one way traffic alternatively. Additionally, the Stringers Ridge tunnel will be cleaned Wednesday night under a signed detour. On Thursday night, Feb. 20, between 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]



East Lake Park Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled For Saturday

2nd Annual Chattanooga's Holistic Festival Is April 26

New Dalton Public Safety Commission Member Sworn In


The public will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the enhanced East Lake Park beginning on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. to formally re-open the park ... (click for more)

The second annual Chattanooga's Holistic Festival, coming to Crabtree Farms on April 26 from 2-6 p.m,will showcase local wellness professionals and products. "Chattanooga is home to a booming ... (click for more)

Luis M. Viamonte, M.D., was sworn in as a member of the Public Safety Commission at the body’s monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. Dr. Viamonte replaces Keith Whitworth on the commission. ... (click for more)




Happenings

East Lake Park Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled For Saturday

The public will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the enhanced East Lake Park beginning on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. to formally re-open the park that closed in April 2019 for $2.9 million in park renovations. This ecologically inspired park includes an outdoor classroom, fish structures and spawning beds for native fish and installations ... (click for more)

2nd Annual Chattanooga's Holistic Festival Is April 26

The second annual Chattanooga's Holistic Festival, coming to Crabtree Farms on April 26 from 2-6 p.m,will showcase local wellness professionals and products. "Chattanooga is home to a booming wellness community," organizers said. "There are many different aspects to holistic care, including massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutrition, acupuncture, herbs and supplements, essential ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Company Planning $225 Million Expansion In Chattanooga; 87 Jobs To Be Added

A company is planning a $225 million expansion in Chattanooga, County Commission members were told Wednesday. There will be 87 jobs added by the project, it was stated. However, officials said they could not disclose the name of the company yet. The county is applying for a $870,000 Fasttrack Economic Develop grant to assist with construction costs. (click for more)

CDOT Planning Narrowed Lanes, Landscaping Along Route Leading To The Chattanooga Airport

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be making significant improvements along Shepherd Road and Airport Connector Road as part of the Airport Master Plan, officials said. Upgrades will include traffic calming narrowed lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutters, pedestrian ways and sidewalks, and landscape improvements. The new roadway cross section will ... (click for more)

Opinion

Jerry Summers: Chattanooga's Second Downtown Gem

As one of the citizens who crowded into the public opening of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honors Heritage Center adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium on Saturday, it was a remarkable and memorable occasion. Fifteen Medal of Honor recipients were recognized and honored. Generals and privates who served our country mingled with each other with no one pulling rank. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Worst Ash Wednesday

Today, and every Ash Wednesday to come in my life, will be the anniversary of the longest one hour I ever spent. And, what’s more, either this year or next will mark the 50th year I attended an early Ash Wednesday service that provided one of my life’s greatest lessons. Back in the day a gaggle of us swells from Ole Miss had descended on what was brazenly called “an adventure” in ... (click for more)