Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-2 (S. LEE HWY.) Utility Work northbound from LM 8.21 to LM 8.44: Lane closures between Grove Ave NW and Harrison Pike. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment for nighttime and daytime work between 8 PM and 6 AM and 9 am to 2 pm Monday- Friday with an estimated completion 06/30/21. [2020-423/424]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-74 (OCOEE ST. N.E.) Utility Work 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 05/07/21. [2020-193]

 

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 performing utility relocation work throughout the project limits, installing new drainage structures, and performing initial grading work for retaining wall construction. A traffic shift on I-24 eastbound has been implemented near MM 178 to allow for new construction on the right shoulder of the interstate. Brief intermittent lane closures are possible during daylight hours on SR-2 (Broad St.) and SR-58 (Market St.) to allow for moving equipment and utility relocation.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Ave. bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Single and double alternating lane closures on I-24 EB and WB will be used on 04/29/21 and between 05/03/21 and 05/05/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. 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 on 04/29/21 and between 05/03/21 and 05/05/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, from 6 PM on 4/30/21 to 7 AM on 5/03/21 I-24 over Germantown Road will be closed. All eastbound traffic will exit the interstate at Germantown Road (Exit 183), travel along South Terrace, and return to the interstate using a temporary on-ramp. All westbound traffic will exit the interstate using a temporary off-ramp, travel along North Terrace, and return to the interstate using the existing on-ramp at Germantown Road. There will be no access from local streets to the I-24 entrance and exit ramps along this stretch during these interstate closures. Detour routes will be provided online and by way of overhead and portable message boards. There is a 35 MPH speed limit reduction throughout the project corridor on I-24 during the weekend closures.

[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. Beginning 04/30/2021 at 9 PM the Welcome Center, on I-75 NB, will be closed until 05/27/2021. ***Weekend work is scheduled for 04/30/2021 to 05/01/2021 to shift I-75 NB to its final alignment. This will require closing the left two lanes on I-75 NB approaching the interchange. Additionally, the onramps from Ringgold Road to I-75 NB will be closed. These closures will be in affect from 9 PM 04/30/2021 to 10 AM 05/01/2021. ***

[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: Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement a lane/shoulder closures daily between the hours of 7 PM and 6 AM. Note: Monday thru Friday from 6 AM to 7 PM a minimum of two lanes will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Monday thru Friday from 7 PM to 6 AM and Saturday and Sunday from 6 AM to 7 PM a minimum of one lane will remain open both Northbound and Southbound on US-27. Thursday 04/29/21 thru Wednesday 05/05/21 – 7 AM to 6 PM Temporary shoulder closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for punch list items. Thursday 04/29/21 thru Monday 05/03/21 – 7 AM to 6 PM EXIT 1A northbound US-27 will close for the replacement of two concrete paving sections. Traffic will detour to EXIT 1B, right on MLK, right on Carter St. Message boards will be utilized for an advanced warning. State Trooper Requests: Yes, Thursday 04/29/21 and Monday 05/03/21 for the closure of EXIT 1A.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-27 (MARKET ST.) Utility Work both directions at LM 4.90: Shoulder and single lane closure along Market Street between West 26th Street and Underwood Street. Signage, drums, 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 04/29/21 through 05/05/21. [2021-106]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) Utility Work northbound from LM 8.14 to LM 8.11: Shoulder and single lane closure between Big Ridge Road and Gold Crest Drive. Arrow board, 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 04/13/21 through 05/05/21. [2021-091]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (RINGGOLD RD.) Utility Work westbound from LM 1.97 to LM 1.94: Shoulder, bike lane, and single lane closure between Sewanee Drive and San His Drive. Arrow board, signage, drums, 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 05/03/21 through 05/07/21. [2021-280]

 

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 one lane 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: The improvement of the intersection on U.S. 11 (U.S. 64, S.R. 2) at Edgmon Road in Collegedale (L.M. 22.67), including grading, drainage and paving. Extra care should be taken while trucks are entering and exiting the roadway. One lane might be intermittently closed while work is ongoing. The public is advised to be aware of the newly established traffic pattern at the intersection. Additional flaggers will be onsite as needed.

[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 04/29/21, 04/30/21, 05/03/21, 05/04/21, and 05/05/21 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]

 

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: During this reporting period the contractor will have crews mobilizing to the project site to install construction signs and initial erosion control measures. Crews will be working on ramp widening at Exit 52 on the WB shoulder of SR-305. 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 SR-33 (HWY. 411) Utility Work 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 05/06/21. [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 and relocation of utilities on the east side of the river. The right shoulder of SR-40 (US-64) is closed for the duration of this work. Brief intermittent lane closures are possible on SR-40 (US-64) Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM to allow for utility work and moving equipment/supplies. 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 have intermittent lane closures in place on SR-40 in (US-64) in both directions Monday through Friday from 8AM to 6PM to place permanent pavement markings, snowplowable pavement markers, and to perform work on the punchlist.

[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/Curtis/CNU014]


United Way Hosts Inaugural Celebrate Awards To Recognize Local Nonprofits And Volunteers

Southside Youth Development Prepares For Summer Baseball Programming At Emma Wheeler Homes Community

"Honoring Those Who Serve" Tribute At Honor Park May 15


United Way of Greater Chattanooga and its nonprofit support arm Venture Forward virtually hosted the inaugural Celebrate Awards event on Tuesday. Three awards were presented to the winning finalists ... (click for more)

Stemming from the successful revitalization of the Howard High School baseball program and field, a group of Chattanooga residents have launched Southside Youth Development, a non-profit with ... (click for more)

The public is invited to join an event, "A Tribute to Those Who Serve," this Saturday at Honor Park, 1 Cleburne St. in Fort Oglethorpe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a bell ringing ceremony ... (click for more)



Happenings

United Way Hosts Inaugural Celebrate Awards To Recognize Local Nonprofits And Volunteers

United Way of Greater Chattanooga and its nonprofit support arm Venture Forward virtually hosted the inaugural Celebrate Awards event on Tuesday. Three awards were presented to the winning finalists in the categories of Innovation in Action, Volunteer of the Year, and Nonprofit of the Year. The finalists and winners for each award were selected by third-party volunteer judges from ... (click for more)

Southside Youth Development Prepares For Summer Baseball Programming At Emma Wheeler Homes Community

Stemming from the successful revitalization of the Howard High School baseball program and field, a group of Chattanooga residents have launched Southside Youth Development, a non-profit with the mission of extending the reach and impact of organized sports to the surrounding Southside communities -- and they’re starting with the Emma Wheeler Homes community. The group’s first ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Roadtec, Inc. To Expand Chattanooga Operations With $6.2 Million Investment

Roadtec, Inc. officials announced on Wednesday that the paving equipment manufacturer will expand its operations in Chattanooga. Roadtec will invest $6.2 million to make building and site improvements and relocate its Washington operations to its headquarters in Tennessee. The project represents the creation of 128 new jobs in Hamilton County. Roadtec, a subsidiary of ... (click for more)

County Commissioners Anxious To Expand Number Of Officers At Hamilton County Schools

County Commission members said Tuesday they are anxious to expand the number of officers at county school campuses - even if it means using a number of security guards in addition to School Resource Officers. They said they are concerned that a tragic incident will occur on a local campus with no officer present - either from not being assigned one or from the SRO being called ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

We’re asking nicely, because we think the use of the term has been mostly well-intentioned. But let’s start with some numbers: a mere 3 percent of Americans of Latin-American descent use “Latinx” to describe themselves. This is based on a 2020 Pew Research poll of about 3,000 American Latinos. Those who want for “Latinx” to become the default say it’s preferable because it’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Earn Life's "Free Lunches"

The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)