Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-75 southbound at MM 26: Bradley county will be doing a mobile lane closure for TDOT Materials and Test to core the inside lane. This will be 3-3-21 or 3-4-21 (weather permitting) from 10 am to 11am. The process should not take longer than 20 min.

 

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 Golf Drive SW and Harrison Pike. 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 04/30/21. [2020-423/424]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-306 (EUREKA RD. N.W.) northbound at LM 5.31: Shoulder and single lane closure between Morgan Road NW and Lower River Road NW. Flaggers, signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 8 AM and 12 PM starting 03/08/21 through 03/10/21. [2021-049]

 

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 03/31/21. [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, 3/6/21 (7AM 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 (exception: SB off ramp at SR17 will be closed for two hours, traffic will be diverted to Bonny Oaks via. message board.) The two-lane ramp (EB Amnicola to SB SR153) will experience a lane closure. Additionally, the EB Amnicola to NB SR153 ramp will be closed for two hours. Traffic will be detoured to the Bonnie oaks exit. The travelling public should alert to this activity.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNU196]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 interchange improvement at SR-2 (US-11, US-41, US-72, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street):  There will be a lane closure at the following project location: 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.

[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 03/04/21, and 03/08/21 through 03/10/21 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 03/4/21 and 03/05/21, and between 03/08/21 and 03/10/21 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 from I-24 to Manufacturers Road. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to implement daytime shoulder closures on both the northbound and southbound lanes of US-27 from 03/04/21 through 03/10/21 between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM. A minimum of two lanes will remain open in both the northbound and southbound directions during the daytime hours Monday thru Friday from 6 AM to 7PM, and a minimum of one lane will remain open in both the northbound and southbound directions on Saturday and Sunday. Weather permitting, the Contractor also plans to implement temporary lane closures on eastbound and westbound MLK Blvd between Carter Street and Gateway Blvd. from 03/08/21 thru 03/10/21 between 9 AM and 6 PM to conduct paving operations. During this time the US-27 on-ramps and off-ramps at MLK Blvd will be closed to facilitate the paving operations. Alternate access from the downtown area to southbound US-27 will be from 12th Street or Main Street. Access from the downtown area to northbound US-27 will be from 4th Street. Access to the downtown area from northbound US-27 will be from Exit 1A to Carter Street or via Exit 1C to 4th Street. Access to the downtown area from southbound US-27 will be from Exit 1C to 4th and 6th Street. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be assisting with the lane and ramp closures during the paving operations on MLK Blvd. The speed limit on US-27 through the work zone remains 45 MPH. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and exiting the activity areas and pay close attention to the signage posted. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1B Martin Luther King Blvd Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1B Martin Luther King Blvd Off Ramp No oversize/over dimensional loads.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Inspection on SR-8 (MARKET ST.) both directions from LM 9.64 to LM 10.14: On Sunday, 03/07/2021, from 8 AM - 6 PM, the Market Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, both directions, for the quarterly lift operation inspection and additional maintenance. Detours will be in place.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-75 northbound from MM 8 to MM 12.8: ON Tuesday and Wednesday of this reporting period from 8 PM-6 AM there will be lane closure on I75 from MM 8 to 12.8 MM. During these lane closures, the ramps in this area will also have lane closures on them on the Off and On Ramps to I75.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on SR-8 (RINGGOLD RD.) eastbound from LM 5.0 to LM 5.2: On 03/09/21 the eastbound tunnel will be closed from 8 PM to midnight to repair tunnel lighting.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (DODSON AVE.) southbound at LM 5.36: Shoulder and single lane closure at intersection of Curtis Street and Dodson Avenue. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM starting 03/01/21 through 03/10/21. [2021-101]

 

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 03/10/21. [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 03/10/21. [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 03/04/21, 03/05/2021, 03/08/2021, 03/09/2021, and 03/10/2021 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]

 

MCMINN COUNTY I-75 at SR-30 (Exit 49) and SR-305 (Exit 52) interchange improvements: Beginning 03/08/21 the contractor will have crews mobilizing to the project site to install construction signs. This work will occur between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday and will require temporary closures of the shoulders of the interstate ramps at Exits 49 and 52. Temporary shoulder closures are also possible on SR30 and SR305 during these hours as crews work to install construction signs. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and watch for workers on the interstate ramps.

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

 

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 on general cleanup and seed planting around the slide area. The eastbound truck climbing lane is closed on US-64 at LM 20.5 and will remain closed for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and to 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 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 SR29.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNU014]

 


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New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


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Breaking News

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Opinion

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