Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (N. LEE HWY.) northbound from LM 12.53 to LM 12.77: Shoulder and single lane closure between N. Ocoee Street and Stuart Road NE. 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 starting 02/16/21 through 06/26/21. [2020-194]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (S. LEE HWY.) northbound from LM 8.21 to LM 8.44: Center lane closure between Victory Street SW and Golf Drive SW. Signage, flaggers and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8 PM and 6 AM with an estimated completion 02/26/21. [2020-423/424]

 

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 02/28/21. [2020-193]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153 resurfacing from north of SR-58 (LM 4.8) to the Tennessee River Bridge (LM 6.5): On Saturday, 2/20/21 (8AM to 5PM) there will be traffic shifts and lane closures on ramps along SR153 SB affecting the Amnicola Hwy. interchange and the ramps just north of the SR58 bridge. No more than two ramps will be affected at any given time. Single lane ramps will have traffic shifted to the shoulders. The two-lane ramp will experience a lane closure. The travelling public should alert to this activity.

[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 contractor will have temporary lane closures in each direction. 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): Weather depending, on Wed, 02/24/2021 (8 PM to 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, 02/25/2021 (8 PM to 6 AM), the Bachman Tubes (East Ridge tunnels on Ringgold Rd.) will be cleaned using a signed detour to control traffic.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNU182]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 grading, drainage, bridges, retaining walls and paving at the interchanges of US-11 (US-41, US-72, SR-2, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street) in Chattanooga, including signals and lighting: Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement lane closures at the following location starting at 9 PM to 6 AM to perform road work 02/22/21 through 02/24/21: - Right Lane Closure on I-24 EB Exit 178 Lookout Mt. Broad St. - Right Lane Closure on I-24 EB before the diverge of Exit South Broad St. Lookout Mtn. & North Broad St. Once lane closures are set up, they will stay in place.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Ave. bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts and single lane closures are in place at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge. Single and double alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 02/18/21, and 02/22/21 through 02/24/21 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 of Germantown with North and South Terrace. These closures will occur on 02/18/21 and 02/19/21, and between 01/22/21 and 02/24/21 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.

[Bell and Associates Construction, LP/Blevins/CMGC03]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 2 traffic alignments have been implemented. 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]

 

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. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads. I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1A – 1B Martin Luther King Blvd Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Southbound on Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd No oversize/over dimensional loads.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-27 (ROSSVILLE BLVD.) both directions from LM 5.51 to LM 7.93: On Tuesday February 23 from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM, There will be lane closures on SR27(Rossville Blvd).

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-153 (STATE HWY. 153) both directions from LM 0 to LM 4.0: Rolling roadblock between I-75 and SR-153 to SR-58 (Amnicola Hwy). Traffic control trucks, message trucks, and signage will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 4 AM and 5 AM on 02/21/21. (2020-473)

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (ST. ELMO AVE.) both directions at LM 0.33: Shoulder and single lane closure between W 54th Street and W. 55th Street. Flaggers, 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 starting 02/16/21 through 06/26/21. [2021-003]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-321 (OOLTEWAH-RINGGOLD RD.) northbound at LM 3.92: Shoulder and single lane closure at intersection of Ooltewah Ringgold Road and Bennie Lane. 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 starting 02/24/21 through 03/03/21. [2020-090]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) westbound at LM 22.85: Shoulder and single lane closure between 8038 and 5031 Taft Highway. Flaggers, 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 starting 02/24/21 through 03/03/21. [2020-380]

 

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 SR-29 bridge over Big Soddy Creek. During this report period the contractor will have traffic restricted with two lanes of SR-111 southbound closed. Also, during this report period, the contractor will have two lanes of SR-29 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 02/18/21, 02/19/2021, 02/22/2021, 02/23/2021, and 02/24/2021 from 7 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM. Closures will last about 2 hours per location. There will also be very short lane closures for blasting that will last five minutes or less. The contractor will have intermittent flagging operations during daytime non-peak hours for utility work, paving operations, and delivery of materials and equipment.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be grading, paving, constructing retaining wall(s) and installing signals & lighting on S.I.A. route connecting Ferdinand Piech Way & Volkswagen Dr. 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.

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

 

MEIGS COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-304 both directions at LM 4.77: Region 2 Bridge Inspection will be conducting a concrete inspection on the bridge located on SR-304 over Big Sewee Creek at LM 4.77 in both directions, on Tuesday, 02/23/21 from 8 AM until 3 PM. This project will require a temporary closure of one lane and shoulder.

 

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 03/31/21. [2019-245]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on foundations for the new bridge over the Ocoee River. The right westbound shoulder of SR-40 (US-64) will be closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and to watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway in the work zone.

[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 install new guardrail in the slide area and remove temporary concrete barrier rail. The eastbound truck climbing lane on SR-40 (US-64) is closed at LM 20.5 and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU909]

 

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 travelling 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 SR29.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014]


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