Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29: 

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on I-75 both directions from MM 33.5 to MM 21.4: Rolling roadblock between MM 33.5 and MM 21.4. THP, 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 7 AM and 11 AM on 04/11/21 with a rain date of 04/18/21. (2020-798)

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (S. LEE HWY.) 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 04/30/21. [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 04/30/21. [2020-193]

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-74 (SPRING PLACE RD.) southbound at LM 10.63: Shoulder and single lane closure between Wildwood Drive and Dowdy Road. 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 2 PM starting 04/01/21 through 04/14/21. [2021-135]

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 04/08/21 and between 04/11/21 and 04/14/21 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 04/08/21, 04/09/21, and between 04/12/21 and 04/14/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. Motorists should be aware the Belvoir Avenue Bridge is open, and the associated detour has been removed. 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: Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement a lane/shoulder closures daily between the hours of 7pm and 6am. Note: Monday thru Friday from 6AM to 7PM a minimum of two lanes will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Monday thru Friday from 7PM to 6AM and Saturday and Sunday from 6AM to 7PM a minimum of one lane will remain open both northbound and southbound on US-27. Thursday, 04/08/21 thru Wednesday, 04/14/21 – 7AM to 6PM Temporary lane/shoulder closures will be in place for southbound and northbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I-24 for punch list items. State Troopers are requested for mainline lane and shoulder closures on Thursday, 04/08/21 thru Friday, 04/09/21 and Monday, 04/12/21 thru Wednesday, 04/14/21.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNP230]

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-75 both directions from MM 5.2 to MM 6.5: TDOT contractors will intermittently close the outside shoulder on NB and SB I-75 between MM 5.2 and MM 6.5. This work will take place between 9 PM and 6 AM starting 04/14/21 and finishing morning 04/16/21. Contractors will also intermittently close the right-hand lane on I-75 SB at MM 6.5 between 9 PM and 6 AM starting 04/14/21 and finishing 04/16/21. [Wiser and Associates / Ford (R2 Survey)]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (S. WILLOW ST.) southbound at LM 2.92: South Willow Street will be reduced to one lane with southbound traffic detour for utility work between Vance Avenue and Kirby Avenue. Motorists should proceed with caution and be aware of signage, personnel, and equipment between the hours of 9 am - 3 pm starting 4/5/21 with an estimated completion date of 4/21/21 [2021-020].

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (BRAINERD RD.) westbound at LM 12.36: Shoulder and single lane closure between Vista Drive and Tunnel Blvd. 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 04/05/21 through 04/14/21. [2021-221]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) both directions at LM 10.62: Multiple lane closures between Port Drive and Crabtree Road. Arrow Boards, signage, barrels, and barricades will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM starting 04/06/21 through 04/16/21. [2021-076]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-319 (HIXSON PK.) 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 04/23/21. [2021-091]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (MARKET ST.) southbound at LM 8.95: Single lane closure at SW corner intersection of Market Street and E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Signage barricades, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 10 AM and 3:30 PM starting 03/25/21 through 04/14/21. [2021-162]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-8 (RINGGOLD RD.) both directions at LM 2.65: Shoulder, bike lane and single lane closure between Karwill Lane and Rebecca Drive. Signage and barrels will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM starting 04/05/21 through 04/14/21. [2021-218]

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. Southbound will be open completely with no lane restrictions. Northbound will have two lanes open and one lane closed. There is the potential for temporary closures at times.
[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: Extra care should be taken while trucks are entering and exiting the roadway. One lane might be intermittently closed while work is ongoing. 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 04/08/21, 04/09/21, 04/12/21, 04/13/21, and 04/14/21 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. 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 Exit 49. Temporary shoulder closures are also possible on SR30 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 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 installation of drainage structures on the west side of the project. The right shoulder of SR-40 (US-64) is closed for the duration of this work. 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]



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