Roadway Activity Report - Region 2 For July 22-28

Thursday, July 22, 2021
DISTRICT 27
CLAY COUNTY SR-53 bridge repair over Dry Fork Creek (LM 1.3) and Mill Creek (LM 2.5): The contractor has opened both lanes of traffic on the bridges located at LM 1.35 and 2.50. The contractor still must place an epoxy overlay on the bridge located at LM 2.50. This work will occur later. During this work, the contractor will close one lane of traffic and will utilize flaggers to facilitate traffic through the work zone.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNU198]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 repair of the bridges over SR-1 (US-70) at MM 328.5: During this report period, I-40 near MM 328 in both directions will have nighttime lane closures for texture coating and pavement marking activities.
SR-1 (US-70) may be reduced to one lane with traffic signals at LM 24.0 near Crab Orchard, TN for bridge repairs. Motorists should exercise caution and pay attention to the temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Bradley/CNU145]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) bridge construction and paving from north of I-40 (LM 17.8) to near Potato Farm Road (LM 22.7): Construction signs have been installed with erosion control and clearing activities in progress. Utility relocation for the gas line is also in progress. Temporary lane closures or traffic stoppages will be necessary as construction activities continue. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Bradley/CNV009]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Motorists should use caution while driving along Peavine Road. The posted speed limit from I-40 to Tuttle Lane is now 45 MPH. The existing speed limit within Fairfield Glade remains at 30 MPH. The newly installed traffic signals at Stonehenge and Eagle Lane are in operation. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as the contractor completes punch list activities. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ921]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-282 construction of small drainage structures at LM 2.4: Construction signs and erosion control measures have been installed. The contractor is installing the box culvert on SR-282 Dunbar Road near War Eagle Drive this weekend (July 23-26). This work will be continuous from Friday night until Monday with SR-282 Dunbar Road closed to thru traffic near War Eagle Drive. Detours are posted for motorists. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed throughout the week to accommodate other construction activities.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNU341]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY The grading, drainage, construction of a concrete box bridge, signals and paving on proposed SR-462 from SR-28 (US-127N) (LM 3.1) to SR-298 (Genesis Road) (LM 4.6) in Crossville: Construction signs are being installed, and contractor will begin erosion control and clearing activities which may require temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages. Utility relocation activities are currently in progress.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNV010]

DEKALB COUNTY SR-26 (US-70) grading, drainage, and construction of retaining walls and paving from near SR-53 (LM 2) to near SR-96 (LM 6.1): The contractor has begun clearing operations, installing erosion control measures, and water line relocation. Intermittent lane closures and flagging operations are expected. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
[Twin K Construction/James/CNV012]

DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-Dekalb county line (LM 24.5) to East Bryant St. (LM 2.9):  The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work, bridge work, paving operations, and utility work on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. Traffic is still using the existing SR-56; however, motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway. Flaggers may be present to move equipment across roadway, unload equipment, or complete utility work. The contractor is currently performing grade work inside the Smithville City Limits between Dearman Street and East Bryant Street. A traffic shift in this area will remain in place to allow the contractor to complete the work. A diversion remains in place for Williams Road to allow the contractor to construct the new alignment. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone. Motorists should use caution in this area and watch for flaggers and construction equipment.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Harris/CNT011]

JACKSON COUNTY SR-262 (GLADDICE HWY.) TDOT Maintenance eastbound from LM 7.9 to LM 8.6: Due to slope/shoulder repair, SR 262 from LM 7.9 to LM 8.6 is reduced to one lane until repairs are complete.

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 EB bridge repair and resurfacing from west of Falling Water River Bridge (MM 291) to the ramp from SR-24 (US-70N / MM 300): The contractor will begin installing construction signs, which will require temporary lane closures from 7 PM to 6 AM Sunday night through Thursday night. Motorists should be prepared for slower traffic and be alert to construction equipment and personnel when entering and exiting the work area.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU358]

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 resurfacing from east of SR-56 (MM 281) to west of SR-136 (MM 287): The contractor will be performing nightly lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 7 PM - 6 AM. Work will consist of paving operations. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNV029]

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 TDOT Maintenance eastbound from MM 272 to MM 280: TDOT Maintenance will use a mobile operation to patch potholes on I-40 from MM 272 to MM 280 eastbound from 6 PM on 07/22/21 until 6 AM on 07/23/21.

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-24 (NASHVILLE HWY.) Utility Work both directions at LM 11.07: Flaggers will be present for aerial utility work approximately 1 mile west of the SR-56/SR-24 intersection. Signs will be present. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM from 7/22/21 - 7/30/21. [2021-458]

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 (Burgess Falls Road) grading, drainage, signals and paving at the intersection of West Cemetery Road (LM 6.6): The contractor continues roadside grading operations north of Meadow Wood Drive. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU270]

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-24 (US-70N) slide repair near LM 30.1: The contractor has installed barrier rail and begun excavation work. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals at each end of the project. Be prepared to stop when traveling through the work zone.
[Rogers Group, Inc./James/CNU359]

DISTRICT 28
BLEDSOE COUNTY SR-28 (US-HWY. 127) Utility Work both directions from LM 5.82 to LM 13.70: Mobile lane closures will occur between the intersection of SR-28/SR-30 and the intersection of SR-28/College Station Mountain Rd for utility work. 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 2 PM with an estimated completion of 1/20/22. [2021-493]

BLEDSOE COUNTY SR-30 slope stabilization at LM 12.5: The roadway is reduced to one lane at this location. Traffic is controlled by temporary signals.
[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

BLEDSOE COUNTY SR-30 bridge repair over the Sequatchie River (LM 10.36): The contractor will be working on the SR-30 bridge over the Sequatchie River. The road will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal while repairs are made. Please use caution when traveling through the area. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 15' should seek alternate route.
[Jamison Construction, LLC/Voiles/CNV003]

COFFEE AND GRUNDY COUNTY, I-24 resurfacing from east of Rutledge Hill Road (LM 28.9) in Coffee County to east of the Bells Mill Road bridge (LM 2.5) in Grundy County, including bridge repair: Project activities will continue daily from 7 PM to 6 AM. The roadway will be reduced to one lane nightly in both directions to support operations. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone. Be prepared to reduce speeds while approaching the work zone located between Coffee County LM 28.93 and Grundy County LM 2.45. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 65 MPH to 55 MPH within the work zone.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Hussein/CNU339]

FRANKLIN COUNTY SR-50 (VETERANS MEMORIAL DR.) TDOT Bridge Maintenance eastbound at LM 16.93: TDOT Bridge Maintenance will be performing minor bridge repairs at SR-50 on 07/27/21, from 9 AM to 3 PM. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

FRANKLIN COUNTY SR-15 (US-41) intersection improvement at University Avenue (LM 27.9): The roadway will be reduced from 4-lanes to 2-lanes. Motorists should proceed with caution through the area and be aware of signage, personnel, and equipment.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Hussein/CNV062]

FRANKLIN COUNTY SR-50 construction of a small drainage structure at (LM 7.6): The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal operation. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone and be prepared to stop when approaching the work zone located at LM 7.6. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 40 MPH to 25 MPH within the work zone.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Hussein/CNV062]

FRANKLIN, COFFEE, AND GRUNDY COUNTY SR-50 (US-64) resurfacing from west of Rutledge Ford Rd (LM 21.4) in Franklin County, through Grundy/Coffee County to near I-24 (LM 0.2) in Grundy County: The roadway will be reduced to two lanes during construction work. All 4 lanes will be restored at the end of each day. Motorists should proceed with caution through the area and be aware of signage, personnel, and equipment.
[Tinsley Asphalt, LLC /Hussein/CNV015]

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 slide repair between LM 26.3 and LM 26.6: The road will remain reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal while contractor completes slide repairs in the area. Motorists should use caution in the area and watch for flaggers and equipment.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Harris/CNU355]

MARION COUNTY The S.I.A. route serving Northeast Wood Products in Jasper: The contractor will be intermittently on-site installing construction signs, silt fencing, and clipping shoulders. Flaggers will be present when construction personnel are onsite. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
[Tinsley Asphalt, LLC /Voiles/CNV901]

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SR-111 TDOT Bridge Maintenance southbound at LM 3.51: TDOT Bridge Maintenance will be performing minor bridge repairs at SR-111 over Grey Creek on 07/26/21 from 9 AM to 3 PM. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY SR-8 (US-127) repair of bridge over the Sequatchie River (LM 12.7): The contractor is working on the SR-8 bridge over the Sequatchie River. Both lanes are now open to traffic, but there will be short term lane closures as needed. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
[Southern Constructors, Inc./Voiles/CNU148]

DISTRICT 29
BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 resurfacing from north of SR-60 (MM 25) to south of SR-308 (MM 31): During this reporting period, the contractor will have nightly lane closures from Monday through Thursday beginning at 7 PM and ending at 6 AM to support resurfacing operations. The speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH when workers are present. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/exiting the highway.
[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU335]

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 TDOT Bridge Inspection both directions from MM 34.4 to MM 34.9: On 07/25/21, the right (#2) lane will be closed on the I-75 Northbound Bridge over the Hiwassee River from 9 AM to 3 PM for the biennial inspection of the bridge. On 07/27/21, the right (#2) lane will be closed on the I-75 Southbound Bridge over the Hiwassee River from 9 AM to 3 PM for the biennial inspection of the bridge. If work must be postponed due to weather, it will be performed on 07/28/21 during the same hours of 9 AM to 3 PM.

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-2 (KEITH ST. S.W.) Utility Work southbound from LM 8.57 to LM 9.24: Lane closures will occur 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-306 (EUREKA RD. N.W.) Utility Work southbound at LM 1.09: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between Davis Lane and WyLou Drive. Signage, flaggers, drums, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM from 07/15/21 through 07/29/21. [2021-407]

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-308 (LAUDERDALE MEMORIAL HWY.) Utility Work westbound from LM 5.43 to LM 6.62: Mobile lane closures will occur between Walker Valley Road and Wacker Blvd for utility work. 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 08/06/21. [2021-404]

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-312 (HARRISON PK.) Utility Work both directions from LM 8.42 to LM 8.48: 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 07/28/21. [2020-423/424]

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 at Exit 33 (SR-308, Lauderdale Highway) bridge work and ramp upgrades: There will be lane shifts in both directions from MM 31 to MM 33. The lanes will be reduced to two 11-foot lanes in both directions as work continues on this project. On SR-308 (Lauderdale Highway) there will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor works in this area. RESTRICTIONS: All the lanes on I75 on this project have been narrowed 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 implement a closure of the US-27 Southbound ramp to I-24 Westbound to complete the installation of a new storm drain pipe. This closure will begin on Friday 7/23/21 at 9 PM and continue through Monday 7/26/21 at 6 AM. Detour signage will be posted directing traffic to access I-24 Westbound via Broad street and Williams Street. Chestnut street is closed to through traffic between West 20th Street and West 25th Street and will remain closed until the 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 will occur on I-24 EB and WB on 07/22/21 and 07/25/21 through 07/28/21 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 07/22/21, 07/23/21, and between 07/26/21 and 07/28/21 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 4 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 be 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: Thursday (07/22/21) through Friday (07/23/21) from 7 PM to 2 AM The contractor will implement a temporary double left lane closure that will be in place for Northbound US-27 from MLK to the Olgiati Bridge for the replacement of bridge end joint. 
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNP230]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (E. 23RD ST.) Utility Work both directions at LM 9.16: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between S. Holly Street and S. Highland Park Avenue. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM through 07/28/21. [2021-111]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (MCCALLIE AVE.) TDOT Contractor both directions at LM 11.66: TDOT contractors will be performing nighttime inspections of the McCallie tunnels from 07/27/21 through 07/28/21 from 8 PM to 5 AM. One lane will be closed in the left bore, (east bound lane) on 07/27/21. One lane will be closed in the right bore, (westbound lane) on 07/28/21.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-312 (MAHAN GAP RD.) Utility Work both directions from LM 17.12 to LM 17.26: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between Fire Tower Road and Owl Hollow Road. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM from 07/15/21 through 07/29/21. [2021-359]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (CHEROKEE BLVD.) TDOT Contractor both directions at LM 11.14: TDOT contractors will be performing nighttime inspections of the Stringer's Ridge tunnel on 07/29/21 from 8 PM to 5 AM. One lane will be closed with traffic control in place.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) Utility Work northbound at LM 21.35: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between Hollister Road and McAmis Road. Signage, flaggers, and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 07/15/21 through 07/28/21. [2021-048]

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 07/22/21, 07/23/21, 07/26/21, 07/27/21, and 07/28/21 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: The 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 8 PM & 6 AM. During repair operations at least one lane of traffic will remain open in all directions.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV053]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-321 resurfacing from north of SR-317 (LM 5.58) to near US-11 (US-64, SR-2) (LM 7.08), including bridge expansion joint repair: During this report period, the contractor will have temporary lane closures while performing resurfacing operations. One lane of traffic will always remain open. Flaggers will be present to maintain traffic flow.
[Select Contractor/Osbonlighter/CNV054]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (US-41, US-76) Bachman Tubes cleaning: On Thursday night of this reporting period, the contractor will be closing the tunnels from 8 PM - 6 AM for cleaning. A signed detour will be in place. 
[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNV157]

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 left lane closures in place on SR-30 at exit 49 in both directions to support the construction of new turn lanes and traffic signals. These closures will remain in place until construction of the new turn lanes is complete. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and watch for workers and equipment on the interstate ramps at both exit 49 and 52.
[APAC - Atlantic, Inc./Wagner/CNU352]

MEIGS AND RHEA COUNTY SR-60 resurfacing from Birchwood to Dayton: During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures during the day as the contractor works on this project. There will be flaggers directing traffic as the contractor works.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV204]

POLK COUNTY SR-33 (HWY. 411) Utility Work both directions from LM 9.9 to LM 14: Lane closures will occur 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 07/30/21. [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]

RHEA COUNTY SR-29 (US-27) resurfacing from near Welch St (LM 6.9) to north of Payne Lane (LM 11): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on SR-29 as the contractor works on the sidewalk for this project.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV182]

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 with 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 SR-29.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNU014]

REGION WIDE
REGION 2 preventative and unscheduled maintenance of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures to perform preventative or unscheduled maintenance to the local SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System. At least one travel lane will always remain open to traffic. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.
[NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT354]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance drainage work: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will always be maintained.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance pothole repair and pavement patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 to repair potholes and patch pavement on an as-needed basis. Depending on location and severity these repairs may be done during the day or at night. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 TDOT mowing operations: There will be possible short-term lane closures at various locations on interstates and state routes in Region 2 to perform mowing activities on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.
[TDOT/Maintenance/R2MAINT]

REGION 2 The on-call guardrail repair and new guardrail installation on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures to perform guardrail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.
[Cumberland Guardrail, Inc./Harris/CNV112]

REGION 2 The random on-call attenuator repair on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures to perform Attenuator repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.
[LU, Inc./Harris/CNV111]

REGION 2 The random on-call signing on various Interstate and State Routes: During the daytime, the contractor will be setting up shoulder closures at various locations in Hamilton, McMinn, and Bradley Counties to install new concrete footers for signs. A truck mounted attenuator will be on site during these closures.
[Superior Traffic Control, LLC/Inc./Voiles/CNV194]

REGION 2 longitudinal joint stabilization on various state routes: During the daytime, the contractor will have short term lane closures on various routes in Meigs County SR-30, McMinn County SR-30, Warren County SR-286, Polk County SR-40, and Franklin County SR-16. During this time one lane of traffic will be closed while contractors are present. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
[Pavement Restorations, Inc./Voiles/CNV113]

REGION 2 on-call concrete pavement repair on various interstates and state routes: Beginning Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM through Monday, July 26 at 6:00 AM, Vulcan Materials Company will be repairing concrete pavement on I-75 South near MM 8.0. The two right lanes on I-75 South will be closed during this work with appropriate signage on ramps that the lane closure crosses. Also, one lane of the Bonny Oaks on-ramp to I-75 South will be closed. The two left lanes on I-75 South will remain open during this work, and all lanes will be opened no later than 6:00 AM on Monday July 26. Message boards will be setup one week in advance alerting motorists of these activities. Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck mounted attenuator with message boards will be on site during the work.
[Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC/Voiles/CNU373]

REGION 2 The random on-call cable barrier repair on various Interstate and State Routes: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will always remain open to traffic on the interstate during any work that is performed.
[LU, Inc./Harris/CNU303]

REGION 2 The random on-call pavement marking on various interstate and state routes: Contractor will be retracing pavement markings on various interstate and state routes in Dekalb, White, and Cumberland county. Work will be performed using mobile operations. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.
[Reynolds Sealing and Striping, Inc./James/CNV036]

REGION 2 The sweeping and drain cleaning on various Interstate and State Routes: There will be an area wide sweeping operation on selected regional state routes and interstates. This activity will be supported by a mobile lane closure. Hours of activity are Sunday through Thursday night between 8 PM and 6 AM during this reporting period.
[Sweeping Corporation of America, Inc./Curtis/CNU328]


RESTRICTIONS
BLEDSOE COUNTY - CNV003: Loads wider than 15' should seek alternate route.
BRADLEY COUNTY - CNV124: All the lanes on I75 on this project have been narrowed to 11 ft. lanes.

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I was recently involuntarily sent a copy of the December 2019 House Intelligence Committee’s report on its investigation into Donald Trump and the Ukraine which I immediately prepared to put in the trash as being outdated in 2021. However, I noticed the six-page foreword had been written by McCallie School and Sewanee graduate Jon Meacham who also happens to be a Pulitzer Prize ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Worst Ever’ In Louisiana

Not since the COVID pandemic first began 18 months ago have conditions been as grave as they are right now in Louisiana. Today a sweeping masking mandate will begin statewide for “everybody,” vaccinated or not, after the state’s hospitals on Tuesday set an all-time record for inpatients with 2,112, breaking the previous mark of 2,069 set in January. On Monday there were 11,109 confirmed ... (click for more)