Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29:

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-2 (KEITH ST. S.W.) Utility Work southbound from LM 8.57 to LM 9.24: Lane closures between Fairway Drive SW and Harrison Pike. Signage and barrels will be present. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution through the work zones between the hours of 9 am - 2 PM during the daytime and 8 PM - 6 AM during the nighttime. [2020-423/424]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-312 (HARRISON PK.) Utility Work both directions from LM 8.48 to LM 8.42: A detour of Harrison Pike at Keith Street will cause short delays as traffic is routed along Grove Avenue during utility construction.

Motorists should reduce speed and follow signage. Barricades, cones, and flaggers will be present between 8 PM and 6 am with an estimated completion of 7/1/21. [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 and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM through 6/25/21. [2020-193]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 at Exit 33 (SR-308, Lauderdale Highway) bridge work and ramp upgrades: There will be lane shifts in both the Southbound and Northbound lanes from MM 31 to MM33. The lanes will be reduced to 2- 11ft lanes in both directions as work goes on this project. RESTRICTIONS: The lanes on this project in both Northbound and Southbound have been reduced to 11 ft. lanes.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNV124]

 

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 working on Market Street (SR-58) and I-24 to remove existing Eastbound entrance ramp. On 06/10/21, the contractor closed the ramp to I-24 Eastbound at Long Street and the cloverleaf ramp from Market Street (SR-58) Southbound to I-24 Eastbound. Traffic in these areas accessing I-24 Eastbound will do so via a temporary signal located just south of the I-24 underpass on Market Street (SR-58). Detour signage will be in place. Brief, intermittent lane closures are possible on 25th Street at the intersection of Long Street during daylight hours as the contractor works on the removal of existing entrance ramp. Starting at 7 AM on 6/14/21 Chestnut Street will be closed and remain closed until construction of Bridge No. 2 has been completed.

[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 06/17/21, 06/20/21 through 06/23/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there will be single lane closures on North and South Terraces and 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 06/17/21, 06/18/21, and between 06/21/21 and 06/23/21 from 9 PM and 6 AM. 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 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 has been reopened. 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: Monday 06/21/21 – Wednesday 06/2321 7 AM to 6 PM Temporary Right Shoulder Closure will be in place for Northbound and Southbound US27 from the Olgiati Bridge to I24 For Pull Box Repair. State Trooper Requests: No

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNP230]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-17 (S. WILLOW ST.) Utility Work both directions from LM 2.65 to LM 3.16: Detours will occur on South Willow Ave between Chamberlain Ave and E 16th Street for utility work. Motorists should use caution and be aware personnel and equipment. Barricades, signage, and flaggers will be present between 7 AM and 7 PM with an estimated completion of 7/6/21. [2021-507/543]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (CUMMINGS HWY.) Utility Work eastbound at LM 2.87: Single eastbound lane closure of Cummings Hwy between Lilac Ave and S. Moss Ave. Signage and cones will be present between 9 AM and 3 PM, beginning 6/14/21 through 6/23/21. [2021-362]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (DODDS AVE.) Utility Work both directions from LM 10.10 to LM 11.33: Lane closures will cause delays on Dodds Avenue between East 23rd Street and McCallie Avenue. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop or use alternate routes when possible. Signage, cones, barricades, and flaggers will be present between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM with an estimated completion of 6/28/21. [2019-507]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN RD.) Utility Work northbound at LM 13.45: Shoulder and single lane closure between Mundy Street and Mountain Creek Road. Signage, drums, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM through 6/25/21. [2021-330]

 

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-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 06/17/21, 06/18/21, 06/21/21, 06/22/21, and 06/23/21 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, delivery of materials and equipment.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 (Amnicola Highway) bridge repair over SR-153: Contractor will be performing bridge repair operations on the Amnicola (SR-319) bridge over SR-153. During this project, SR-319 will have lane closures in place & SR-153 may have lane closures as well. Bridge repair over SR-153 will be performed between 8pm & 6am. During repair operations at least one lane of traffic shall remain open in all directions.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV053]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (Bachman Tubes, US-41, US-76) tunnel cleaning: On Thursday June 17, from 8 PM-6 AM, the contractor will be closing the Bachman Tunnels in East Ridge to clean the tunnels. There will be a signed detour for the traveling public to use.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNU182]

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 on new turn lanes from SR-305 to the I-75 ramps at exit 52. The shoulders of SR-305 are closed for the duration of this work. The contractor will also begin mobilizing equipment and personnel to exit 49 after survey work is complete. 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: Lane closures between SR-40 and Ocoee River Bridge for utility construction. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 9 AM and 3 PM with an estimated completion of 6/25/21. [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 be working on final punch list activities. Brief intermittent lane closures are possible on SR-40 (US-64) Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM while the contractor completes this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for workers on the shoulder of SR-40 (US-64).

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

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-302 resurfacing from SR-68 (LM 8.9) to near SR-29 (US-27) (LM 12.2): During this report period, the contractor will have temporary lane closures in place while performing resurfacing operations. Flaggers will be present to assist traffic flow.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV099]

 

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]


Traffic Light Outage Planned At Hixson Pike And Middle Valley Road On Tuesday

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Upcoming Road Closures Announced


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The Chattanooga Area Food Bank welcomes six new members to its 2021-2022 Board of Directors: Rob Reagan, CTO, Text Request; Tracey Smith, account representative, Mutual of America; Maeghan Jones, ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming road closings: East 23rd and Polk Street Single lane closures on Polk Street southbound and East 23rd Street westbound will take place ... (click for more)



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