Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:

SR-319 Repair of the bridge 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. Extra caution should be observed for 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 08/06/20 and between 08/10/20 through 08/12/20 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 Thursday and Friday and Saturday and between Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m.-6 a.m. the following morning. On Monday, I-24 EB traffic exiting at Exit 183 will experience a new traffic pattern on the ramp leading to the intersection of South Terrace and Germantown Road. 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-24 Resurfacing from the Georgia State line to near the ramp to SR-2 (US-41, US-64, US-11, Cummings Highway): There will be a paving operation on I-24 EB/WB involving lane closures as follows: Sunday - Thursday (8 p.m.-6 a.m.). This project is continuous from MM 171 at the Georgia line through MM 178, just west of the US-27 split. Expect significant queueing of traffic. Manned attenuator trucks, variable speed limit signs, and two officers will be assisting in this operation. Estimated project completion date is October. [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 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. 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 p.m.-6 a.m. 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. On Friday from 7 p.m.-6 a.m., a ramp closure will be in place for Manufacturers Road on ramp to southbound US-27 for moving barrier rail and restriping the ramp. Traffic will be detoured using Manufacturer’s Road / Cherokee Blvd. / Market Street / Martin Luther King Blvd. to the southbound US-27 on ramp. 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]

TDOT Bridge Inspection on I-24 in both directions from MM 171 to MM 177: On Thursday and Monday through Wednesday, structure inspections will take place closing the shoulders and utilizing a mobile operation with an attenuator truck. This work will take place from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Utility Work on SR-312 (Birchwood Pike) southbound at LM 10.1: Temporary lane closure between Lynn Road and Sims Road for utility work between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Signage, cones and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop and be aware of personnel and equipment.  [SV326]

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) northbound at LM 14.73: Shoulder and single lane closure 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 a.m.-3 p.m. through Wednesday [CG378].

Utility Work on SR-319 (Hixson Pike) northbound at LM 7.98: Shoulder and single lane closure 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 a.m.-3 p.m. through Wednesday [CG307].

Utility Work on SR-320 (E. Brainerd Road) westbound from LM 4.5 to LM 5.6:  Lane closure between Morris Lane and near Banks Rd 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 will be reduced to a single lane between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. estimated completion Monday [ZO203].

Utility Work on SR-8 (W. Main Street) eastbound from LM 7.3 to LM 8.26: 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 a.m.-2 p.m. estimated completion Wednesday [VW078].

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 southbound 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 and heavy equipment are entering and exiting the roadway. To Wednesday, the roadway will be temporarily restricted to a one lane roadway by flagging operation. 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 Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m.- 1p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Closures will last about two 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]



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