Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 

I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue Bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place on I-24 EB and WB under the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Single interior lane closures will occur on I-24 EB and WB between MM 182 and 184 to support demolition of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 between 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday. Motorists should be aware of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge closure and detour that was put into place on April 20. There is a 45 MPH speed limit reduction throughout the project corridor on I-24.Estimated project completion date is August 2021. [Bell and Associates Construction, LP/Blevins/CMGC03]

I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Watch for trucks entering and exiting project. Phase 1 traffic shifts have been implemented. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 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 p.m.-6 a.m. 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 in the median of US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the activity area. Additionally, the southbound ramp from W. Main Street 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: 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 Boulevard between Chestnut St. and Gateway Ave.: No oversized/over dimensional loads. [Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

TDOT Maintenance on SR-111 (State Highway 111) northbound at LM 1.7: During this reporting period, traffic will be down to 1 lane of traffic in the northbound direction.

Utility Work on I-24 in both directions from MM 178 to MM 185: Between Monday through Wednesday, EPB will have one lane closed on I-24 from MM 178 to MM 185 from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. as they do maintenance work on their overhead lights. Their schedule is as follows next week - Monday: The inside lane on I24 Eastbound from MM 177.8 to MM 181.6 will be closed. Tuesday: The inside lane on I24 Westbound from MM 177.8 to MM 181.6 will be closed. Wednesday: The outside lane on I24 Eastbound from MM 181.6 to MM 184.8 will be closed.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Lee Highway) in both directions from LM 15.99 to LM 17.26: Nighttime lane closures will occur between Van Ness Road and Dupre Road. Signage, barrels, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Tuesday June 11.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Lee Highway) in both directions from LM 15.99 to LM 17.26: A lane and shoulder closure will occur between Charles Drive and Customer Delight Drive. Signage, barrels, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-2 (Lee Highway) northbound from LM 18.53 to LM 18.66: A nighttime lane closure will occur between Shallowford Road and McCutcheon Road. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 10 p.m.-4 a.m. from Monday through June 5.

Utility Work on SR-27 (Market Street) southbound from LM 4.54 to LM 4.54: Sidewalk and lane closures will occur between W. 14th Street and Station Street along Market Street. Signage and barricades will be present. Pedestrians should be aware of the sidewalk detour. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) northbound from LM 8.1 to LM 8.2: Lane closures between Valleybrook Road and Gold Crest Drive along SR-319. Signage and barricades will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Friday through Tuesday.

Utility Work on SR-8 (W. Main Street) eastbound from LM 8.26 to LM 7.3: Mobile lane closures will occur along W. Main Street from Cowart Street to Central Avenue as crew’s 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 a.m.-2 p.m. from Thursday through Aug. 1.

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 clearing and grubbing operation along the SR-2, WB travel lane. The roadway will be reduced to one lane using a flagging operation to accommodate the clearing and grubbing operation. Extra care should be taken while trucks and equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is May 2021. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU012]

SR-317 (Apison Pike) Improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane: A short detour will be required on Tallant Road near Asher Lane and Asher Village Drive to install two sewer lines across Tallant Road The detour will be required on Thursday and Friday. Random flagging will occur to allow for equipment and materials delivery. Estimated project completion date is June 2025. [Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

SR-8 (US-127/Signal Mountain Boulevard) in both directions from the Space House to bottom of mountain: Due to the road being washed out at this location, traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction. [GeoStabilization International, LLC /Maintenance/MAINT]



CPD Announce National Night Out Is Cancelled

Intersection At Market And 7th Streets To Be Closed Sunday For A Crane Lift

Riverwalk Bridge At Scrappy Moore Field To Be Closed For Repairs On Monday


The Chattanooga Police Department announces that due to COVID-19, Chattanooga’s annual National Night Out is cancelled. But community members and police working together is still on, officials ... (click for more)

The intersection of Market Street and 7th Street will be closed all day on Sunday, for a crane lift. The public should use Broad Street as an alternate route or follow the detour signs. ... (click for more)

The Riverwalk’s bridge at Scrappy Moore Field will be closed Monday morning, due to repair work. (click for more)



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CPD Announce National Night Out Is Cancelled

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Intersection At Market And 7th Streets To Be Closed Sunday For A Crane Lift

The intersection of Market Street and 7th Street will be closed all day on Sunday, for a crane lift. The public should use Broad Street as an alternate route or follow the detour signs. View CDOT's map of road closures for full details and location of reported closures due to emergencies or construction. (click for more)

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Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

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