Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 resurfacing from north of SR-60 (MM 25) to south of SR-308 (MM 31): During this reporting period, the contractor may have intermittent single lane closures on I-75 from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday to perform work on the project’s punch list.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU335]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 widening from the 4-lane north of I-75 (LM 17.2) to SR-306 (LM19.9): During this reporting period, the contractor will be mobilizing equipment to the project site and will begin clearing operations and installation of erosion control measures. Brief, intermittent lane closures are possible on SR-60 during daylight hours as this work occurs. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone, watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control and for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNV130]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 Utility Work both directions at MM 27: Utility work will be performed under the I-75 overpass on Paul Huff Parkway between Peerless Road NW and Adkisson Drive/Frontage Road NW. Motorists should use caution and be aware of signage and personnel when traveling through the work zone. Law enforcement, message boards and barrels will be present, 11/29/21 through 12/08/21 between 10:00 pm – 6:00 am. [2021-647]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-74 (OCOEE ST. N.E.) Utility Work both directions from LM 16.26 to LM 16.28: Shoulder and single lane closures between Westview Drive NW and Keith Street NW. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 10/14/21 through 12/10/21 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. [2020-193]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 at Exit 33 (SR-308, Lauderdale Highway) bridge work and ramp upgrades: There will be lane shifts in both directions from MM 31 to MM 33. The lanes will be reduced to two 11-foot lanes in both directions as work goes on this project. On SR-308 (Lauderdale Highway) there will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor works in this area.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNV124]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 interchange improvement at SR-2 (US-11, US-41, US-72, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street): During this reporting period the contractor will be working on new bridge construction, retaining wall construction, and the placement of new overhead signs. Beginning 12/02/21 at 9:00 PM through 6:00 AM, 12/03/2021 from 10:00 PM through 9:00 AM, and 12/06/21 9:00 PM through 6:00 AM, the contractor will have the left (#1) lane closed of I-24 Eastbound to facilitate the installation of new overhead signs. Brief, intermittent lane closures are possible on Market Street (SR-58) and Broad Street (SR-2) for utility and storm drainage work. Chestnut street is closed at the I-24 underpass and will remain closed until the construction of bridge #2 is complete. Detour routes are posted.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU011]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: All roadways and ramps are in their final alignments. The contractor is now working on final items and traffic should still use caution traveling throughout the interchange. The final work items will mostly consist of off shoulder work/median work. Additionally, lane closures may still occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM to finish in roadway items. The speed limit will remain reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange until construction crews demobilize.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 TDOT Maintenance eastbound from MM 181 to MM 183: The right lane will be closed on 12/05/21 from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 TDOT Maintenance southbound from MM 3.5 to MM 4.5: The left lane will be closed on 12/07/21 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-17 (ST. ELMO AVE.) Utility Work both directions at LM 0.39: Shoulder and multi-lane closures in both directions between W. 54th Street and W. 55th Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 11/04/21 through 12/10/21 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. [2021-698]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (MARKET ST.) TDOT Bridge Inspection both directions from LM 9.64 to LM 10.14: On Sunday, 12/04/21, the Market Street Bridge will be closed in both directions for the quarterly lift operation and maintenance from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Traffic detours will be in place.

 

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 12/02/21, 12/03/21, 12/06/21, 12/07/21, and 12/08/21 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 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. The contractor has closed a portion of Tucker Road from Spalding Drive to 5400 Tucker Road to allow for grading and utility operations.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 (Amnicola Highway) bridge repair over SR-153: The contractor will be performing bridge repair operations on the Amnicola (SR-319) bridge over SR-153. During this project, SR-319 will have lane closures in place & SR-153 may have lane closures as well. During repair operations at least one lane of traffic will remain open in all directions.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV053]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (US-41 / US-76) resurfacing from east of East 29th St to SR-2 (US-11 / US-64) and on SR-2 (US-11 / US-64) from SR-8 (US-41 / US-76) to near the Missionary Ridge Tunnel: During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on both routes. There is a new traffic pattern on SR2 (Dobbs Avenue) from East 23rd St to McCallie Avenue. Traveling motorists need to be aware of this change and take caution thru this area.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNV155]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be grading and installing signals & lighting on S.I.A. route connecting Ferdinand Piech Way & Volkswagen Dr. Also, the connecting roundabout will be under construction. **The roadway is not open to traffic**. The traveling public should be alert to the entrance and exit of construction vehicles from the jobsite onto the connecting roadways. Flaggers may be onsite directing traffic. Traveling public should be cautious of new traffic pattern in effect.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

 

MCMINN COUNTY I-75 at SR-30 (Exit 49) and SR-305 (Exit 52) interchange improvements: During this reporting period the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-30 at I-75 exit 49 and SR-305 at I-75 exit 52 for the placement of final pavement markings and general project cleanup. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and watch for workers and equipment on the ramps at exits 49 and 52.

[APAC - Atlantic, Inc./Wagner/CNU352]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-2 (US-11) resurfacing from east of Haines Rd (LM 14.8) to east of County Road 260 (LM 17.4): During this reporting period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-2 (US-11) during daylight hours to work on the project punch list. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Wagner/CNV171]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-2 (US-11) resurfacing from near the Hiwassee River bridge (LM 0.0) to near County Road 135 (LM 7.3): During this reporting period, the contractor will have lane closures in place daily from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM to place final pavement markings and for general project cleanup. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Patty Construction Inc./Wagner/CNV025]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-33 (US-411) resurfacing from Pine Street (LM 5.0) to the Monroe County line (LM 9.5): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on SR-33 (US-411) in both directions as the contractor works.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV239]

 

MEIGS COUNTY SR-304 resurfacing from north of SR-68 (LM 8.8) to the Roane County line (LM 16.9): During this report period the contractor will be performing milling and paving operations. Flaggers and a pilot vehicle will be assisting with traffic management.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV177]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-68 (OCOEE ST.) Utility Work eastbound at LM 21.77: Shoulder and single lane closures between the intersection of Jackson Street / Ocoee Street and Grand Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Message boards, signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 11/29/21 through 12/01/21 from 8:00 pm – 5:00 am 12/02/21 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. [2021-222]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-30 TDOT Contractor both directions from LM 5.6 to LM 5.8: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the installation of a new retaining wall to repair damage from a landslide. The roadway is reduced to a single lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists are asked to reduce speed in the work zone.

[TDOT/Wagner/MAINT]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the construction of portions of the new bridge and the relocation of water lines. Brief intermittent lane closures are possible on US-64 (SR-40) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM as the contractor works to relocate utility lines on the project. Motorists are asked to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Wagner/DB1802]

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-29 (US-27) resurfacing from near Welch St (LM 6.9) to north of Payne Lane (LM 11): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures during the day as the contractor works on the sidewalks and curb ramps. There will be the possibility of lane closures at night from 7:00 PM - 6:00 AM as the contractor finishes work on project.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV182]

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-378 resurfacing from SR-29 (US-27 / LM 0.0) to west of SR-29 (US-27 / LM 1.61) and SR-30 from east of Railroad Street (LM 8.7) to near SR-29 (US-27 / LM 9.2): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on both SR-378 and SR-30 during the day as the contractor works on this project. Expect possible long delays as flaggers will be directing traffic on this project.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV100]

 

RHEA COUNTY The grading, drainage, construction of bridges, paving and signals on a S.I.A. route serving Nokian Tyres: Construction activity at the Nokian Tyres SIA project continues just North of Dayton, TN. The traveling public should be alert to construction vehicles entering and exiting the site. SR-29 traffic will continue to experience slight lane shifts with no shoulders at the entrance to the SIA roadway but there will be no lane closures on SR-29. On Friday, Monday and Wednesday of this reporting period, there intermittent lane closures on SR29 (US27) from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM as the contractor works to move traffic into final alignment for this project.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNU014]


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Happenings

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The Hunter’s 70th anniversary has been a year for highlighting the ways in which the museum has grown and how it offers a wide range of unique arts experiences to area visitors through its exhibitions and programs. The museum’s stairwell installations are no exception. With the idea of bringing a “wow” factor to the staircase that takes guests from the newer part of the museum to ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

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