Roadway Activity Report For Region 2, July 2-8

Thursday, July 2, 2020

In anticipation of heavier than normal traffic for the 4th of July holiday period, TDOT will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd through 6 a.m. on Monday, July 6 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

DISTRICT 27
CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: The contractor is scheduled to begin milling the I-40 travel lanes which will require nighttime lane closures with queue trucks and THP support.

The contractor continues work on the eastbound exit ramp at MM 340. A temporary detour lane with portable barrier rail has been constructed to allow the contractor to remove and replace the existing concrete ramp. Construction signs, guardrail (westbound), and portable barrier rail (eastbound) have been installed on I-40. Motorists should use caution at the MM 340 exit ramp and be aware of construction traffic in the work zone. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Bradley/CNS298]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Resurfacing from the SR-101 ramp (MM 321) to east of SR-1 (US-70) (MM 329): The contractor will be performing resurfacing activities and placing shoulder stone on I-40 from the Peavine Road exit (MM 322) to the Crab Orchard exit (MM 329). The eastbound and westbound lanes may be reduced to one lane with nighttime lane closures. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph during working hours. Queue trucks and THP will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNT364]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-1 (US-70) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 26.6: Construction signs, portable barrier rail, and temporary traffic signals have been installed. SR-1 (US-70) has been reduced to one lane between Godsey Road and Renegade Mountain Parkway while slope stabilization is in process. The contractor will be milling, paving, and installing horizontal drains. This work may require short time lane closures. Motorists should exercise caution and pay attention to temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone.
[Twin K Construction/Bradley/CNT234]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Motorists should use caution when driving along Peavine Road and be alert for changes in traffic patterns. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. Base stone, paving, storm drain installation, and utility relocation are in progress. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as these construction activities continue. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ921]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-24 (US-70N) Resurfacing from SR-1 (US-70) (LM 16.5) to SR-28 (US-127) (LM 16.8), and SR-28 (US-127) resurfacing from south of Elmore Road (LM 15) to Huddle Road (LM 17.9), including bridge deck repair: The contractor is scheduled to start milling on SR-24 (Elmore Road) and SR-28 (US-127) on the night of 07/06/20. This work will require temporary nighttime lane closures with traffic control devices and flagging as necessary. Motorists should be alert as conditions are subject to change each night. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNU144]

DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 Construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-Dekalb County (LM 24.5) line to East Bryant St (LM 2.9): The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work, bridge work, and utility work on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. No change in traffic patterns, traffic is still using the existing SR-56, however, motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway. Flaggers may be present to move equipment across the roadway, unload equipment, or complete utility work. A portion of County House Road will be closed to allow the contractor to complete work in that area. Motorists should follow posted signs for County House Road detour until work is complete. Estimated project completion date is May 2022.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/McMinnville/CNT011]

FENTRESS COUNTY SR-52 Resurfacing (microsurfacing) from SR-296 (LM 17.6) to the Morgan County line (LM 27.9), including bridge deck and expansion joint repair; SR-296 resurfacing (microsurfacing) from SR-28 (US-127) (LM 0) to SR-52 (LM 3); and SR-28 (US-127) resurfacing (microsurfacing) from south of Airport Road (LM 13.3) to near the Old US-127S ramp (LM 16.9): The contractor has completed all paving operations. The contractor will be on site intermittently to perform punch list work. During this work, contractor will have one lane closed and will utilize flaggers to control traffic through the work zone. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[American Pavements, Inc./Moore/CNU031]

FENTRESS AND OVERTON COUNTY SR-85 Emergency slide repairs at various locations: The contractor continues work on the Overton County side of SR-85 and the road remains closed from LM 17.5 to LM 22.2. This closure will remain in effect until the project completion scheduled for 09/30/20. The Fentress County portion of SR-85 remains open to through traffic. A detour route remains in place for Overton SR-85 and motorists are encouraged to continue using the detour route until the road is opened. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNT154]

JACKSON COUNTY SR-151 Construction of a concrete box bridge over Hudson Creek (LM 3.5), including grading, drainage and paving: SR-151 in Jackson County remains closed from LM 3.00 to 4.00. The road closure will remain in effect until 08/15/20. Motorists will have to use the designated detour route to bypass SR-151. During the road closure, the contractor will remove the existing bridge at LM 3.50 and will replace it with a pre-cast box culvert. Once the bridge is replaced, the contractor will pave a transition to each side of the bridge and then the roadway will be opened back up to traffic. The detour route for this project will be SR-56 from Gainesboro to SR-52 in Red Boiling Springs. Motorists in Red Boiling Springs will use SR-52 to travel to SR-56. Estimated project completion date is August 2020.
[Adams Contracting, LLC/Moore/CNU045]

JACKSON COUNTY SR-85 Resurfacing (microsurfacing) from the Smith County line (LM 0) to SR-56 (LM 15.3) and SR-262 resurfacing (microsurfacing) from the Macon County line (LM 0) to the Cumberland River Bridge (LM 7.5): The contractor has completed paving operations and will be on site intermittently placing final pavement markings and performing punchlist work. During the placement of final pavement markings, the contractor will utilize a mobile operation and traffic may be impacted temporarily while work is performed. Motorists are encouraged to use caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limit. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[Hudson Construction Company/Moore/CNU067]

OVERTON COUNTY SR-111 Resurfacing (microsurfacing) from north of East Netherland Road (LM 1.7) to south of SR-84 (LM 9.4); SR-136 resurfacing (microsurfacing) from the Putnam County line (LM 0) to SR-85 (LM 9.2), including a thin epoxy overlay on the bridge over the Roaring River; and SR-293 resurfacing (microsurfacing) from SR-111 (LM 4.63) to SR-84 (LM 11.23): The contractor will be on site continuing work on SR-136 and SR-293. During this work, the contractor will have one lane closed and will have a lane closure set up to allow traffic to flow through the work zone with the assistance of flaggers. Motorists are encouraged to obey the posted speed limit and watch for construction operations within the roadway. The contractor is scheduled to begin paving operations on SR-111 on 07/07/20 and will have one lane closed in each direction when work begins. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[Hudson Construction Company/Moore/CNU030]

OVERTON COUNTY SR-294 Bridge repair over Big Eagle Creek (LM 1.39): The contractor has completed work on the superstructure of the bridge and both lanes of traffic are now opened. The contractor will be on site intermittently performing punchlist work to complete the project. During this work, the contractor will use flaggers and will have the roadway reduced to one lane. Advanced warning signs will be used when flaggers are present. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[W and O Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNT243]

OVERTON COUNTY S.I.A. Grading, drainage and paving on Oak Hill Road from Rickman Road to near SR-111: The contractor currently has Oak Hill Road closed to through traffic. This road closure is scheduled to remain in place until 07/06/20. The closure of Oak Hill Road will be from Old SR-42 to the entrance of Fitzgerald's. During this closure, motorists wishing to access Tanimura Plant should do so from SR-111 side; motorists wishing to access Fitzgerald's should also do so from SR-111. A detour route will be in place along SR-293 allowing motorists to bypass Oak Hill Road. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Moore/CNT017]

PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-135 (S. WILLOW AVE.) in both directions from LM 9.7 to LM 8.4: Lane closures will occur between I-40 and State Street with signage, barrels and cones. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Traffic may be reduced to a single lane in some locations from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday with estimated completion date of 07/03/20.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-111 Resurfacing from south of East Main Street (LM 10.3) to the Overton County line (LM 12.96): The contractor will be paving roadway surface mix and installing traffic counters, resulting in daily lane closures on SR-111 from East Main Street (LM 10.3) to the Overton County Line (LM 12.96). Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU142]

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (South Willow Ave.) Resurfacing from south of Grider Road (LM 7.4) to north of State Street (LM 9.75), including bridge expansion joint repair: The contractor will begin installing construction signs and removing concrete curb ramps. Nightly lane closures (Sunday through Thursday), during the hours of 9 PM to 6 AM, on SR 135 from South of Grider Rd (LM 7.38) to North of State Street (LM 9.75). Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU140]

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-136 Resurfacing from US-70N (SR-24) (LM 4.15) to north of Whiteaker Springs Road (LM 7): The contractor will be adjusting manholes during the day, resulting in daily lane closures from 12th Street (LM 5.4) to north of Whiteaker Springs Road (LM 7). Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNT920]

WHITE COUNTY The grading, drainage and paving at Airport Rd. leading up to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport: The contractor will be performing grading and drainage work along Technology Drive and Airport Road during this period. Temporary traffic stoppages may be needed as construction progresses. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNT259]

DISTRICT 28
COFFEE COUNTY I-24 (MM 117) Improvement of ramps at Exit 117: Work on this project will continue daily. In addition, there will be night work from 7 PM to 6 AM: There may be alternating lane closures on I-24 WB between MM 116 to MM 118 to support this progress work. Motorists should use caution and be advised of lane shifts and reduced speeds to 60 MPH in the work zone area. Additionally, the on-ramp at Exit 117 WB has been closed to allow for improvements. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. RESTRICTIONS: I-24 WB Exit 117 on-ramp CLOSED.

FRANKLIN COUNTY Utility Work on SR-16 (ROWE GAP RD.) southbound from LM 15.85 to LM 17.55: Intermittent lane closures will occur along SR-16. Signage and cones will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM with an estimated completion of 07/31/20.

GRUNDY COUNTY I-24 Resurfacing from east of Bells Mill Road (MM 129.1) to west of the Rest Area (MM 129.4): The contractor will proceed with paving installation. Work will continue between 7 PM-6 AM Sunday thru Friday weather permitting. There will be a variable posted speed limit within the work zone area with the roadway being reduced to one lane during asphalt removal and paving operations. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Safety personnel and law enforcement will be present. Estimated project completion date is August 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Hussein/CNT376]

GRUNDY COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-24 eastbound from MM 129 to MM 134: There will be an I-24 shoulder closure for maintenance crews to clean and reshape ditches. They will be closing the I-24 EB shoulder from LM 129 thru 134 daily from 8 AM to 4:30 PM 07/06/20 thru 07/09/20 and 07/13/20 thru 07/16/20.

GRUNDY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-50 in both directions from LM 1.85 to LM 9.34: Intermittent lane closures along SR-50 from Hwy 41 to Hwy 108. Signage and flaggers will be present, motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 7 AM and 4 PM with an estimated completion of 07/10/20.

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-108 Repair of the bridge over Branch (LM 28.2): Work will continue on phase two of this project. During normal progress work the project will continue to have a temporary traffic signal installed reducing the roadway to one 10 ft. travel lane. The lane closure will remain until project completion scheduled for 05/31/21. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route. Estimated project completion date is May 2021.
[Jamison Construction/Hussein/CNT397]

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 slide repair from LM 26.4 to LM 26.5: The roadway is down to one lane controlled with traffic signals. The schedule for completion is unknown as a major project is being developed for a permanent repair to the slide.
[TDOT/Miner/TDOT]

MARION COUNTY SR-27 slope stabilization at LM 27.9: The roadway is reduced to one lane and is controlled by temporary traffic signals. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as roadway is rough.
[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

MARION COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-24 eastbound from MM 151.5 to MM 152.5: On 07/08/20, TDOT maintenance will be conducting pothole and joint repairs between 9 AM and 1 PM on the eastbound lanes near exit 152 at Kimball. At times the on-ramp will remain closed for up to 10-minute delays, one lane of the interstate will always remain open. Rain date for this work will be 07/09/20.

MARION COUNTY SR-2 (US-64, US-72, US-41) Emergency slope stabilization between LM 25.20 and LM 26.40: The contractor will continue to maintain one lane open to traffic with the restriction of all wide loads. At this time, traffic signals are installed and will remain in place until the project is complete. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be alert to construction personnel and equipment. RESTRICTIONS: Restriction of all wide loads will remain in place until project is complete.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Hussein/CNT229]

MARION COUNTY SR-27 (Suck Creek Rd) Slope stabilization from LM 26.8 to LM 27.0: The roadway will be reduced to one lane at LM 27.9 with traffic signals for slide remediation work. A new traffic signal will be placed on SR-27 at LM 26.9 which will reduce to one lane for slide remediation work.
[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

MARION COUNTY Old SR-150 Resurfacing from SR-2 (US-64, US-72) (LM 0.0) to New SR-150 (LM 1.2): The contractor will be performing resurfacing operations on old SR-150 (Betsy Pack Rd). Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a flagging operation with equipment and workers present on the road. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Tinsley Asphalt, LLC /Voiles/CNU016]

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SR-399 Resurfacing from the Grundy County line (LM 0.0) to SR-8 / SR-111 (LM 5.9): The contractor will continue resurfacing operations on SR-399. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a flagging operation with equipment and workers present on the road. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Voiles/CNU066]

VANBUREN COUNTY SR-30 slope stabilization near LM 16.1: The contractor is working on SR-30 north from LM 15.9 to 16.3. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal. Large trucks heading West on SR-30, down the mountain are encouraged to use extreme caution. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Twin K Construction/Voiles/CNT924]

DISTRICT 29
BRADLEY COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-75 both directions from MM 16 to MM 18: On 07/02/20, the contractor will have shoulder closures on White Oak mountain from 9 AM - 3:30 PM EST. Closures are for survey field work (traverse along the shoulder) to be completed. Traffic control will be in place. This work is weather permitting.

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (KEITH ST. S.W.) northbound from LM 12.53 to LM 12.77: A shoulder and single lane closure will occur between N. Ocoee Street and Stuart Road NE. 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 from 05/11/20 through 07/08/20.

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 07/02/20 and between 07/06/20 through 07/08/20 from 9 PM and 6 AM. 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 07/02/20 and between 07/06/20 through 07/08/20 from 9 PM and 6 AM. 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. Estimated project completion date is August 2021.
[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 be a paving operation on I-24 EB/WB involving lane closures beginning 07/06/20 (8 PM - 6 AM, Monday - Thursday). Additionally, there will be lane closures beginning at 8 PM, 07/10/20 and running through 07/13/20 at 6 AM. This project is continuous from MM 171 at the Georgia line through MM 178, just west of the US-27 split. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT374]

HAMILTON COUNTY 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 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. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange. I-75 NB Traffic should expect a new location of the I-75/I-24 split beginning the week of 07/12/20 This temporary shift will locate the split goer area a quarter mile before its current location. During this time, the I-75 NB welcome center traffic will not be allowed to re-enter the interstate to continue to I-24 WB. Welcome Center traffic will need to use I-75 NB and Exit-3B to return to I-24 WB.
[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 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 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. On 07/02/20 at 7 PM through 07/03/20 at 6 AM, temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound US-27 from Martin Luther King Blvd. to I-24 for opening the Main Street on ramp to southbound US-27 and shifting traffic to its final alignment on the ramp to westbound I-24. During this closure the left lane will be closed southbound and then shifted to a right lane closure. The ramp from southbound US-27 to westbound I-24 will be closed. Traffic to westbound I-24 will be detoured to eastbound I-24 / 4th Ave. / Westbound I-24. The westbound Martin Luther King Blvd. ramp to southbound US-27 will be detoured to the eastbound Martin Luther King Blvd. ramp to southbound US-27. The ramp from 12th Street will be closed during this operation. 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]

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on I-75 in both directions from MM 0.00 to MM 14.5: On 07/06/20 through 07/08/2020 from 7 AM - 5 PM, bridge and structure inspections will be performed. These will be mobile operations with an attenuator truck closing the shoulder.

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

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (W. MAIN ST.) eastbound from LM 8.26 to LM 7.3: Mobile lane closures 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 AM to 2 PM from 05/28/20 through 08/01/20.

HAMILTON COUNTY 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]

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 with trucks entering & exiting the roadway. Additional flaggers will be onsite as needed. Estimated project completion date is May 2021.
[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: The contractor will have intermittent flagging operations during daytime non-peak hours and at nighttime for utility work. Estimated project completion date is June 2025.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (US-127/SIGNAL MOUNTAIN BLVD.) in both directions from 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]

MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 Repair of bridge over Hiwassee River (LM 5.22): During this report period the contractor has opened both lanes in either direction. The contractor may have intermittent lane restrictions. Additional flaggers will be on site as needed. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT103]

POLK COUNTY Utility Work on SR-33 (HWY. 411) in both directions from LM 9.92 to LM 14.03: Mobile lane closures will occur at the SR-40 junction to Ocoee River Bridge as crews transition the 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 09/30/20.

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 20.5: During this reporting period, the contractor will continue clearing operations and mobilizing equipment to the project site on US-64. The eastbound truck climbing lane at LM 20.5 is closed for the duration of construction. One lane in each direction will remain open on US-64. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway. Estimated project completion date is July 2021.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU909]

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Repair of bridges over North Potato Creek (LM 26.93): During this reporting period, the contractor will continue work on painting the steel beams on the eastbound bridge and completing the installation of a new parapet wall on the westbound bridge. On 07/07/20, westbound traffic will be shifted onto a new alignment on the newly completed portion of the bridge deck. This shift will occur weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for flaggers assisting with the traffic transition. RESTRICTIONS: 12 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Westbound 14 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Eastbound.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Wagner/CNT062]

POLK COUNTY Boanerges Church Road construction of a bridge over Old Fort Creek: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working to install concrete walls for portions of the new bridge. This work will occur weather permitting. Boanerges Church Road is closed to all traffic for the duration of construction. Detour signs are posted diverting traffic around the closure onto SR-313 and US-411. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNT279]

RHEA COUNTY Grading, drainage, construction of bridges, paving and signals on a S.I.A. route serving Nokian Tyres: The portion of US-27 in front of the Nokian Tyres entry will continue to experience a traffic shift with no shoulders. There is a lot of movement of construction haul vehicles in and out of the site. The motoring public should remain alert. Estimated project completion date is October 2022.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014]

REGION WIDE
REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance drainage work: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to repair potholes and patch pavement on an as-needed basis. Depending on location and severity these repairs may be done during the day or at night. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 On-call guardrail repair and new guardrail installation on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform guardrail repair. These closures will take place on the interstate nightly from 7 PM to 6 AM Monday through Thursday and daily on state routes. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic on the interstate, and flaggers will be present on state routes during any work that is performed. Estimated project completion date is June 2021.
[Cumberland Guardrail, Inc./McMinnville/CNU107]

REGION 2 Preventative and unscheduled maintenance of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform preventative or unscheduled maintenance to the local SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System. Work hours are 9 AM to 3:30 PM. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is January 2023.
[NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT354]

REGION 2 Sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstate and state routes: There will be a drain cleaning operation requiring lane closures up to one mile in length along SR-153 NB (MM 0-5) and SB (MM 4-2). Additionally, there will be a region wide sweeping operation supported by a mobile lane closure operation. Estimated project completion date is February 2021.
[Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNT329]

REGION 2 TDOT Mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 in order to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 On-call pavement marking and the retracing of pavement markings with spray thermoplastic on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor will be performing retracing of pavement markings on various routes throughout Overton County. Routes in Overton County include SR-52, SR-84, SR-85, SR-111, and SR-294. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is June 2021.
[Reynolds Sealing and Striping, Inc./James/CNU075]

REGION 2 On-call signing on various interstate and state routes: Beginning on 07/06/20, the contractor will be installing signs on the right shoulder of the road in the following areas: Cumberland I-40 WB at the 319.2 mile marker; White County on SR-111 NB at the 11.4 mile marker and SR-111 SB at the 12.5 mile marker; Putnam I-40 EB at the 287.1 mile marker to 290.2 mile marker and I-40 WB at the 288.5 mile marker The work will not impede traffic in these areas, however please use caution when traveling through these area when workers are present. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.
[Superior Traffic Control, LLC/Inc./Voiles/CNT190]

REGION 2 Longitudinal joint stabilization on various State Routes: The contractor may have short term lane closures while performing Longitudinal Joint Stabilization operations. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is August 2020.
[Pavement Restorations, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU134

RESTRICTIONS
COFFEE COUNTY: I-24 WB Exit 117 on-ramp CLOSED.
GRUNDY COUNTY - CNT397: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route.
MARION COUNTY - CNT229: Restriction of all wide loads will remain in place until project is complete.
HAMILTON COUNTY - CNP230: 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.
POLK COUNTY - CNT062: 12 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Westbound 14 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Eastbound.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.


Billy Burnette Names Assistant Chief Of HCEMS

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Announce Ribbon Cutting For Pickleball Courts Set For Thursday

Proposals Sought From Black Artists For Tribute To Bessie Smith At Blue Goose Hollow


Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service announces the promotion of A-Shift Captain Billy Burnette to assistant chief of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. Asst. Chief Burnette began ... (click for more)

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Department is so serious about pickleball that it completed a project to convert the tennis courts at Brookwood Park into pickleball courts. There will be a ribbon ... (click for more)

The Bessie Tribute Public Art Committee is seeking qualifications from Black artists to design, fabricate and install a sculptural marker and tribute to Bessie Smith at the Blue Goose Hollow ... (click for more)



Happenings

Billy Burnette Names Assistant Chief Of HCEMS

Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service announces the promotion of A-Shift Captain Billy Burnette to assistant chief of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. Asst. Chief Burnette began his career with Emergency Medical Services in 1993 as a part-time emergency medical technician and was licensed as a paramedic in 1994. He was named lieutenant with the Hamilton County service ... (click for more)

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Announce Ribbon Cutting For Pickleball Courts Set For Thursday

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Department is so serious about pickleball that it completed a project to convert the tennis courts at Brookwood Park into pickleball courts. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open and dedicate the courts on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Invented by two friends in 1965, the game of pickleball was called “one of the fastest growing sports ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Lee Calls Special Session On COVID-19 Liability Protections, Telehealth Services, Capitol Grounds

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene next Monday for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a special session to address liability ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has Just 44 New Coronavirus Cases, But Highest Number Yet In Intensive Care; Tennessee Has 19 More Deaths

Hamilton County had just 44 new coronavirus cases on Monday, but had the highest number of COVID patients yet in Intensive Care - 35. The cases were down from Sunday's 62 new cases after recent numbers reached up to 175 in a day. Total cases now are 5,617. There were 85 COVID patients hospitalized as well as nine more suspected cases. Deaths remain at 48. The number ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mark Kimsey Was The Real Deal And Larger Than Life

Rest In Peace to one of the most honorable, intelligent and entertaining human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Mark Kimsey, you were an eloquent and extremely talented writer and the epitome of what an American Law Enforcement Officer should be - courageous, scholarly, empathetic, proficient and selfless. Words can not begin to express how much you are respected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Morning’s Prayer

The story I am told reveals that sometime this Friday afternoon a long caravan of over-the road buses will arrive Chattanooga as a stop of some modern-day Freedom Riders, this in remembrance of those titanic human beings who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King in his most victorious moment to quell racism in the South. Sponsored by a group known as “Atlanta Uprising” and sanctioned ... (click for more)