Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, February 20, 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 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 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 1B East 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 I-75 in both directions from MM 12.00 to MM 13.00: A rolling road block of 10 MPH will occur along I-75 and Hunter Road/Mountain View Road. THP, message boards, and signage will be present. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. They are encouraged to use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment. 4-5 a.m. on Sunday. 

Utility Work on SR-153 (State Highway 153) in both directions from LM 8.25 to LM 9.33: A nighttime shoulder and sidewalk closure will occur at Highway 153 and Hamill Road. Signage, traffic drums, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area, be aware of personnel and equipment. 11 p.m.-5 a.m. from Sunday through March 6.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 14.48 to LM 15.05: A nighttime shoulder and single lane closure of the westbound lane will occur between Eastgate Loop and 5916 Brainerd Road (Chickamauga Creek area). Arrow board, 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. through Wednesday. 

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 board, 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.

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 night (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]



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