Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29:

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 Resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): Beginning 09/27/20 (7 PM – 6 AM) there will be lane closures to support milling and paving activity on SR-153 through the construction zone and associated ramps. Construction is scheduled each night of the week until project completion.
[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 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. On Thursday, 9/24 (8PM to 6AM) the East Ridge Tunnels (Bachman tubes) will be cleaned using a signed detour traffic control operation
[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNU182]

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 09/24/20 and between 09/27/20 through 09/30/20 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 09/24/20 and 09/25/20, and between 09/27/20 through 09/30/20 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, 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, triple lane closures are planned for I-75 NB between MM 1 through MM 3 on Sunday night, 09/27/20. 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 09/24/20 thru Wednesday 09/30/20 from 9 AM to 6 PM 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. On Thursday 09/24/20 from 9 AM to 3 PM a temporary ramp closure will be in place for Ramp R, the westbound 4th St. on-ramp, to northbound US-27 for placing and grading Ramp R shoulder stone. On Tuesday 09/29/20 from 9 AM to 3 PM a temporary ramp closure will be in place for Ramp N, the 4th St. off-ramp, from northbound US-27 for slipping the median rail on the grade separation wall. A State Trooper is requested for Thursday thru Wednesday on the north and southbound 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 TDOT Bridge Inspection on I-24 both directions from MM 178 to MM 181.5: From 7 AM to 5 PM on 09/24/20 and 09/28/20, structure inspections will take place closing the shoulders with a mobile attenuator operation.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-8 (MARKET ST.) southbound from LM 9.68 to LM 9.68: Region 2 Bridge Repair will be performing side walk and cat walk maintenance on the Market Street B ridge (SR-8 at LM 9.68) on Thursday, 10/01/20 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The south bound slow lane will be closed with traffic control measures in place.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 171 to MM 178: From 8 PM to 6 AM, Sunday through Thursday of this report, there will be an operation working on the emergency mile markers that will involve inside lane closures. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) both directions from LM 0 to LM 8: From 8 PM to 6 AM, Sunday through Thursday of this report there will be an operation working on the emergency mile markers that will involve inside lane closures. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) southbound from LM 1.5 to LM 0: Beginning 09/27/20 - 10/01/20 (7 PM - 6 AM), there will be lane closures on the SR-153 SB to I-75 NB ramp to support the installation of a high friction coating on lane and shoulder surfaces.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-29 (US-27) southbound at LM 23.70: Shoulder and single lane closure between Old Dayton Pike and McCallie Ferry Road. 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 09/29/20 through 09/30/20.

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 from 07/27/20 through 10/09/20.

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (CHEROKEE BLVD.) northbound from LM 11.06 to LM 11.06: Shoulder work will occur between Bell Avenue and Overbridge Lane. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of equipment and personnel. Signage and cones will be present from 9 am - 2 pm, 9/24/20 - 9/30/20.

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 one lane of SR29 north-bound closed. At least one lane of traffic in both directions shall always remain open.
[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 9/24/20, 9/28/2020, 9/29/2020, 9/30/2020 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]



Entry Forms Available For Mainstreet Cleveland Christmas Parade Set For Dec. 5

Emergency Road Closure At S. Seminole Drive

Chattanooga Democratic Socialists, Concerned Citizens For Justice To Hold Brake Light Repair Clinic


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Happenings

Entry Forms Available For Mainstreet Cleveland Christmas Parade Set For Dec. 5

Entries are now being accepted for the MainStreet Cleveland annual Christmas parade set for Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 6 p.m. "The annual Christmas parade is one of Cleveland’s longest running and most anticipated holiday traditions with many beautiful floats and thousands of twinkling lights," officials said. “Mainstreet Cleveland is happy to announce that the Christmas ... (click for more)

Emergency Road Closure At S. Seminole Drive

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces S. Seminole Drive will be closed between Crestview Circle and Rosemont Drive beginning Friday through Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for an emergency sewer repair. Detours will be posted. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space. (click for more)

Breaking News

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Man Killed On I-75 After Vehicle Hits Deer, Then He Is Struck By Multiple Vehicles After Re-Entering Freeway; Several Others Hurt

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Opinion

The Courts' Role In Protecting Voting Rights

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Roy Exum: Faith, Family & Football

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