Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

Repair of the bridge on SR-319 over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): During this report period the contractor will be performing repair operations to the bridge that will require lane closures in both directions. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be aware of trucks entering and exiting the work zone. Additional flaggers will be present as needed. Estimated project completion date is April 2021.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU205]

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. Alternating single and double lane closures will be required on I-24 EB and WB on 7/30/20 and between 08/02/20 through 08/05/20 from 9 PM and 6 AM. 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 07/30/20 and 07/31/20, and between 08/03/20 through 08/05/20 from 9 AM to 6 AM the following morning. 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]

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 as follows: Sunday - Thursday (8PM - 6AM). This project is continuous from MM 171 at the Georgia line through MM 178, just west of the US-27 split. Motorists should expect significant queueing of traffic. Manned attenuator trucks, variable speed limit signs, and law enforcement will be assisting in this operation. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT374]

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. I-75 NB to I-24 WB split has been moved back 1500 feet from its previous location. Welcome Center traffic intending to use I-24 WB now, will have to detour on I-75 NB to Exit 3. Detailed detour information will be available at the Welcome Center. 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. 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. Currently EXIT 1C from northbound US-27 to 4th St. has been closed and is scheduled to reopen on 09/15/20. Motorist should use alternate posted detours at EXITS 1A and 1B from US-27 northbound, to 4th Street. RESTRICTIONS: 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]

Bridge Inspection on I-124 both directions from MM 0.1 to MM 2: On 08/03/20 through 08/05/20, structure inspections will take place closing the shoulders utilizing a mobile operation with an attenuator truck. This work will take place from 7 AM to 5 PM.

Bridge Inspection on I-24 both directions from MM 2 to MM 6: On 08/03/20 through 08/05/20, structure inspections will take place closing the shoulders utilizing a mobile operation with an attenuator truck. This work will take place from 7 AM to 5 PM.

Utility Work on SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) northbound from LM 14.73 to LM 14.73: A shoulder and single lane closure will occur between Heron Cove Lane and Freedom Bay Drive. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 07/27/20 through 08/12/20.

Utility Work on SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) northbound from LM 7.98 to LM 7.98: A shoulder and single lane closure will occur between Brookaire Road and Destiny Drive. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 07/27/20 through 08/12/20.

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. BRAINERD RD.) westbound from LM 3.29 to LM 5.77: A lane closure will occur between Morris Lane and Everett Drive with flaggers, signage, barrels and/or 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 between 9 AM to 2 PM through 08/07/20.

Utility Work on SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) northbound at LM 21.15: A lane closure will occur at the intersection of Taft Highway and McAmis Road with signage and flaggers present. 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 between 9 AM to 3 PM from 07/09/20 through 08/05/20.

Utility Work on SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) northbound at LM 22.97: A lane closure will occur at the intersection of Taft Highway and Corral Road with signage and flaggers present. 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 between 9 AM to 3 PM from 07/09/20 through 08/05/20.

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 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 2 PM from 05/28/20 through 08/05/20.

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 southbound 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-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 while 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]

SR-317 (Apison Pike) Improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane: Lane closures and flagging operations will be required on SR-317, Apison Pike, to install power poles and transfer lines. The flagging operations will be performed on 07/30/20, 07/31/20, 08/03/20, 08/04/20 and 08/05/20 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. The contractor will have intermittent flagging operations during daytime non-peak hours for utility work, delivery of materials and equipment. Estimated project completion date is June 2025.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

SR-58 (Ochs Hwy.) 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 August 2020.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNT146]



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