Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29:

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 construction of small drainage structures (LM 15.85 and LM 15.90): During this reporting period the contractor will be working on the northbound shoulder of SR-60 (25th Street) near LM 15.85 just north of the intersection with SR-2 (Keith Street). The shoulder of SR-60 will remain closed for the duration of this work. Motorists accessing the shopping plaza at this intersection are advised to use caution and watch for workers and equipment moving in the area.
[Whaley Construction, LLC/Wagner/CNU227] 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-74 (OCOEE ST.

N.E.) both directions from LM 16.26 to LM 16.88: Shoulder and single lane closure between Westview Drive NW and Keith Street NW. 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 with an estimated completion 11/30/20. 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): On Wednesday, 9/23 (9AM -3PM) there will be inside lane closures to support the installation of construction signs for this paving project. This will run from LM 2.5 to LM 8.5 to support advance warning signage.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNU196] 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 repair of the bridge over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): The contractor will be performing repair operations to the bridge that will require lane closures in both directions. Extra caution should be observed of trucks entering and exiting the work-zone. During this report period the inside shoulder and inside lane of each direction are closed. Traffic is shifted to the right in both directions. Additional flaggers will be present as needed.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU205] 

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. Alternating single and double lane closures will be required on I-24 EB and WB on 09/17/20 where a rolling road blocks will be utilized and between 09/20/20 through 09/23/20 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 09/17/20 and 09/18/20, and between 09/20/20 through 09/23/20 from 9 AM to 6 AM the following morning. Motorist should be aware of the Belvoir Avenue Bridge closure and detour that was put into place on 04/20/20, and the new traffic pattern at Exit 183 on the ramp leading to the intersection of South Terrace and Germantown Road on 08/10/20. There is a 45 MPH speed limit reduction throughout the project corridor on I-24.
[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 continue to 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. Expect significant queueing of traffic. Manned attenuator trucks, variable speed limit signs, and two officers will be assisting in this operation
[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. 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. During this reporting period, contract crews will shift the I-75 NB to I-24 WB ramp lane onto a new lane to the left of the existing lane. Drivers should use caution with this new traffic pattern. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange RESTRICTIONS: There is a 14' width restriction on the NB I-75 to WB I-24 interchange ramp. This affects wide loads at approximately MM 1.7.
[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 and shoulders of US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the activity area. 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 Thursday 09/17/20 thru Wednesday 09/23/20 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, temporary lane closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for milling and leveling of the asphalt, paving the surface and grinding of the bridges. A State Trooper is requested for the duration of these lane closures. 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] 
HAMILTON COUNTY  The tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on US-11(US-64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on US-127(SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on US-41 (US-76, S.R.8): On Wednesday, 09/23/20 (8 PM - 6 AM), there will be a tunnel cleaning operation at the McCallie Tunnels. This will be supported by a flagging operation. Later that night, the Stringers Ridge Tunnel will be cleaned & supported by a signed detour. 
[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNU182]
HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on I-24 both directions from MM 178 to MM 181.5: From 7 AM to 5 PM on 09/17/20 and from 7 AM to 5 PM on 09/21/20 through 9/23/20, structure inspections will take place closing the shoulders with a mobile attenuator operation.
HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-8 (MARKET ST.) both directions from LM 9.68 to LM 9.68: TDOT Region 2 Bridge Inspection will be performing its quarterly opening of Market Street Bridge on Sunday morning, September 20, from 8 AM - 12 PM. Both lanes will be closed during this inspection. In case of poor weather, the inspection will be moved to September 27. 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 171 to MM 178: There will be inside lane closures to the support the installation of Emergency Mile Marker signs along this corridor. 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-75 southbound from MM 14.4 to MM 12: There will be inside lane closures to support the installation of Emergency Mile Marker signs along this corridor. 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) both directions from LM 0 to LM 8: On Sun-Thurs (8PM-6AM) there could be inside lane closures to support the installation of Emergency Mile Marker signs on the median barrier wall. 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-317 (BONNY OAKS DR.) both directions from LM 1.734 to LM 4.545: On Thursday of this reporting period, there will be intermitting lane closures as flaggers will be directing traffic at several intersections on Bonny Oaks from 9 AM-3 PM. 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (BROAD ST.) northbound from LM 6.13 to LM 3.12: Shoulder and single lane closure between W. 35th Street and W. 33rd Street. Arrow boards, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 6 PM from 09/10/20 through 09/23/20. 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) 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 AM and 3 PM through 09/25/20. 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-320 (E. BRAINERD RD.) westbound from LM 3.29 to LM 5.77: Lane closure between Bel-Air Road and Greens Road with flaggers, signage, barrels and/or cones. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. This is a nighttime lane closure between 7 PM to 5 AM starting 09/14/20 through 09/18/20. 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-29 (US-27) repair of the bridge over Big Soddy Creek (LM 20.6): The contractor will be performing bridge & roadway repair on the SR29 bridge over Big Soddy Creek. During this report period the contractor will have traffic restricted with one lane of SR29 south-bound closed and one lane of SR111 south-bound will be closed as it approaches the SR29 junction. Also during this report period, the contractor will have one lane of SR-29 northbound closed. At least one lane of traffic in both directions shall remain open at all times.
[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 while trucks and heavy equipment are entering and exiting the roadway. The roadway may be temporarily restricted to a one lane roadway by flagging operation.
[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: 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 09/17/20, 09/21/20, 09/22/20, and 09/23/20 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.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336] 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-39 resurfacing from Maple Street (LM 15.2) to east of County Road 469 (LM 19.7): Work on this project is complete pending punchlist. The contractor may have intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5:30 PM to work on the punchlist and remove construction signs.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Wagner/CNU211] 

MCMINN AND POLK COUNTY SR-163 resurfacing from west of CR-750 (Piney Grove Road) (LM 9.0) in McMinn County to US-411 (SR-30) (LM 1.0) in Polk County: During this reporting period the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-163 Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 AM and 5:30 PM for the installation of rumble stripe, permanent pavement markings, and snowplowable pavement markers. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the work zone. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU137] 

MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 resurfacing from north of Ten Mile Road (LM 31.3) to the Roane County line (LM 35.1): During this period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing resurfacing operations. One lane shall remain open at all times. Additional flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control as needed.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU163] 

MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 Repair of bridge over Hiwassee River (LM 5.22): During this report period, the contractor will have the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Additional flaggers will be on site as needed.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT103] 

POLK COUNTY Utility Work on SR-33 (HWY. 411) both directions from LM 9.9 to LM 14: Mobile lane closures SR-40 junction to Ocoee River Bridge 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 3 PM with an estimated completion of 09/30/20. 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the westbound shoulder of US-64 (SR-40) to construct a new haul road. The westbound shoulder of US-64 (SR-40) will be closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.
[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Wagner/DB1802] 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) emergency slope stabilization near LM 20.5: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working to stabilize a slope near LM 20.5 on SR-40 (US-64). The eastbound truck climbing lane is closed at this location and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised to reduce speed to 35 mph in the work zone due to a lane shift and to watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.
[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 be paving the bridge approaches on both the eastbound and westbound bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on US-64 for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway. 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 and construct new bridge approaches. 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.
[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNT279] 

RHEA COUNTY SR-302 resurfacing from SR-30 (LM 0.0) to SR-68 (LM 8.9): During this period, the contractor will have one lane closed while performing resurfacing operations. One lane shall remain open at all times. Additional flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic control as needed.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU215] 

RHEA COUNTY Utility Work on SR-68 (WATTS BAR HWY.) both directions from LM 15.16 to LM 15.10: Shoulder and single lane closure between Peakland Road and Watts Bar 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 09/14/20 through 09/23/20. 

RHEA COUNTY The grading, drainage, construction of bridges, paving and signals on a S.I.A. route serving Nokian Tyres: There will be reduced lane width & no shoulders on the section of SR29 in front of the Nokian Tyres SIA roadway entrance. The travelling public should also be aware of the movement of construction vehicles in & out of the project. RESTRICTIONS: The portion of US-27 in front of the Nokian Tyres SIA entry will continue to experience a traffic shift with no shoulders. There will be the movement of construction vehicles in and out of the site as construction and material deliveries continue. The travelling public should be alert.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014] 



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