Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, May 13, 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 05/28/21. [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 05/13/21 and between 05/16/21 and 05/19/21 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 05/13/21, 05/14/21, and between 05/17/21 and 05/19/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Phase 3 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. The Welcome Center is closed until 05/27/2021 to complete ramp work. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange. ***Weekend work scheduled between 05/14/2021 9 PM and 05/17/2021 5 AM on I-75 NB. The contractor will close the right two lanes between MM 2 and MM 3 to complete concrete pavement repairs. Additionally, the I-24 EB to I-75 NB ramp will be reduced to one lane. The loop ramp from southbound Ringgold Road to I-75NB will be closed as well. Motorists should be aware of heavy work truck traffic during this time. ***

[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: Thursday 05/13/21 thru Wednesday 05/19/21 – 7:00AM to 6:00PM Temporary right lane closure will be in place for southbound US-27 from the Olgiati Bridge to Exit 1C for ITS testing. A State Trooper is requested on Thursday 05/13/21.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 TDOT Maintenance eastbound from MM 181 to MM 182.5: TDOT Maintenance will require lane 3 on I-24 EB MM 181 to MM 182.5 to be closed on 05/13/21 from 9 PM to 3 AM for roadway maintenance.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-27 (MARKET ST.) Utility Work both directions at LM 4.9: 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 05/19/21. [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 05/19/21 through 06/02/21. [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 05/19/21. [2021-280]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN RD.) Utility Work southbound at LM 14.75: Shoulder and single lane closure between Balmoral Drive and Glendale Drive. Signage, flaggers, 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 05/06/21 through 05/19/21. [2021-292]

 

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 (McCallie Tunnel, US-11, US-64) tunnel cleaning: On Wednesday of this reporting period from 8 PM-6 AM, the contractor will have a flagging operation at the McCallie Tunnels as they clean this tunnel. Also, the same night after cleaning the McCallie tunnels, the contractor will close the Stringer Ridge Tunnels as they clean the tunnels. At this location, there will be a signed detour for the motoring public to use.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNU182]

 

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. 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-312 resurfacing from south of Henry Road (LM 6.9) to west of SR-58 (LM 14.2): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on this road as the Contractor will have flaggers directing traffic for the construction operation. The motoring public should expect possible long delays.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNV087]

 

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 05/13/21, 05/14/21, 05/17/21, 05/18/21, and 05/19/21 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 be working at Exit 52 the construction of widened ramps and turn lanes. This work will require long term shoulder closures of SR305 at the I-75 interchange. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone 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 06/25/21. [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]


Soddy-Daisy Sets Independence Day Celebration For July 3

Sullivan Named Whitfield County Employee Of Month For April

Weekly Road Construction Report


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Happenings

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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