Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for 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 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. Double interior lane closures will occur on I-24 EB between MM 182 and 184 to support demolition of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge on Thursday and between Sunday through Wednesday from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Single lane closures and traffic pacing will be required on I-24 WB during these lane closures. 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 Thursday between Sunday through Wednesday from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 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. 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 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: 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]

TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-29 (US-27) northbound at LM 11.4: Region 2 Bridge Maintenance will be performing maintenance on the bridge on the SR-29 northbound lane over SR-153 at LM 11.4 on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. One lane will be closed during this time.

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

Utility Work on SR-17 (Glass Street) in both directions from LM 6.2 to LM 6.2: A portable traffic signal is in place at the intersection of Glass Street and Frost Street with a single lane closure. Signage and cones will be present. The traffic signal will be operational between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., changing to flashing yellow after hours. Motorists should use caution through the area. Estimated completion Wednesday.

Utility Work on SR-27 (Market Street) southbound from LM 4.54 to LM 4.54: A sidewalk and lane closure 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-29 (US-27) both directions from LM .3 to LM 2: Between Monday and Wednesday, EPB will have the outside lane closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. as they work to perform normal maintenance work on their streetlights on SR-29.

Utility Work on SR-8 (Taft Highway) southbound from LM 19.08 to LM 19.08: A shoulder and single lane closure will occur between Miles Road and James Blvd. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday.

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 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 a.m.-2 p.m. through Aug. 1.

SR-29 (US-27) repair of the bridge over Big Soddy Creek (LM 20.6):  During this report period the contractor will have traffic restricted with one lane of SR-29 south-bound closed over Big Soddy Creek. Additionally, one lane of SR-111 south-bound will be closed as it approaches the SR-29 junction. Estimated project completion date is May 2021. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU046]

SR-317 (Apison Pike) Improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane: Tallant Road will be closed on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. The contractor will work around the clock until work is completed. The closure is required for an open cut of the roadway to install sanitary sewer. The road is expected to be open by end of day on Saturday excluding unforeseen construction delays. 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-58 Resurfacing from the Georgia State line (LM 0) to SR-17 (LM 2.2): The final stage (friction coat application) of this project has been rescheduled for mid-August. Estimated project completion date is November 2019. [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT146]

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, traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction at this location. [GeoStabilization International, LLC /Maintenance/MAINT]



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