Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29:

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 Sunday through Thursday beginning at 7 PM and ending at 6 AM to support resurfacing operations between Exits 25 and 33. The contractor will also have shoulder closures in place on the ramps at Exit 27. The speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH when workers are present in the work zone. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU335]

 

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-306 (EUREKA RD. N.W.) Utility Work both directions at LM 0.75: Shoulder and single lane closures between Georgetown Rd NW and Old Georgetown Rd NW. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM, estimated completion 09/22/21. [2021-531]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-308 (LAUDERDALE MEMORIAL HWY.) Utility Work westbound from LM 5.43 to LM 6.62: Mobile lane closures between Walker Valley Road and Wacker Blvd 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 10/15/21. [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 10/31/21. [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 the Southbound and Northbound lanes 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.

[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 the placement of earth fill, the construction of bridges, and the installation of new overhead signs. On Thursday 09/16/21 beginning at 9 PM through 6 AM Friday 09/17/21 the contractor will close the left (#1) lane of I-24 Eastbound near MM 178 to place concrete barrier rail. Chestnut street is closed to through traffic between West 20th Street and West 25th Street and will remain closed until the construction of bridge #2 is complete. The contractor may have brief intermittent lane closures on Broad Street (SR-2) and Market Street (SR-58) to support utility relocation Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM

[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 lane closures on North and South Terraces at the intersections of Belvoir Avenue on 09/16/21, 09/17/21, and between 09/20/21 and 09/22/21 from 9 AM to 3 PM. 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: All roadways and ramps are in their final alignments. The contractor is now working on final items and traffic should still use caution traveling throughout the interchange. The final work items will mostly consist of off shoulder work/median work. Additionally, lane closures may still occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM to finish in roadway items. The speed limit will remain reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange until construction crews demobilize.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-17 (ST. ELMO AVE.) Utility Work both directions at LM 0.31: Lane closures at the intersection of St. Elmo Avenue and W. 55th Street 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 2 PM with an estimated completion of 09/22/21. [2021-474]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (RINGGOLD RD.) TDOT Maintenance northbound from LM 5 to LM 5.2: 09/16/21 TDOT Maintenance will be closing the NB Bachman Tunnel for maintenance. The closure will be in place from 9AM to 11AM. Traffic will use Germantown Road to detour around the tunnel.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (W. MAIN ST.) Utility Work westbound at LM 8.28: Shoulder and single lane closures between Broad Street and Cowart Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM, estimated completion 09/22/21. [2021-655]

 

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 temporary road closures. At least one lane of traffic in both directions will always remain open.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU046]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (US-11, US-64) McCallie Tunnel cleaning: On Wednesday of this reporting period, from 8 PM-6 AM the contractor will clean this tunnel. As this work is being completed, there will be one lane closed in each direction.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNV157]

 

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 09/16/21, 09/17/21, 09/20/21, 09/21/21, and 09/22/21 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 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-58 resurfacing (micro surfacing) from north of Sims Road (LM 17.4) to south of SR-60 (LM 26): During the report period, one lane will be temporarily closed. There will be one lane open to traffic. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

[Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV156]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (US-127) Stringers Ridge Tunnel cleaning: On Wednesday of this reporting period from 8 PM - 6 AM, the tunnel will be closed as the contractor washes the tunnel. There will be signs directing traffic to detour around the closure.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNV157]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (US-41 / US-76) resurfacing from east of East 29th St to SR-2 (US-11 / US-64) and on SR-2 (US-11 / US-64) from SR-8 (US-41 / US-76) to near the Missionary Ridge Tunnel: During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on Dobbs Avenue as the contractor works. The contractor will be closing portions of the sidewalk as they are working to install curb ramps. There will be signed sidewalk detours as this work is being performed.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNV155]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be grading and installing signals and lighting on the 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 on site 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 right lane closures in place on SR-30 at I-75 Exit 49 to support the construction of new turn lanes and traffic signals. The contractor will be working during the overnight hours on concrete pours in this area Thursday 09/09/21. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and watch for workers and equipment on the interstate ramps at both exits 49 and 52.

[APAC - Atlantic, Inc./Wagner/CNU352]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-2 (US-11) resurfacing from near the Hiwassee River bridge (LM 0.0) to near County Road 135 (LM 7.3): During this reporting period the contractor will implement daily lane closures on SR-2 to support resurfacing activities. These closures will be in place from 8 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Patty Construction Inc./Wagner/CNV025]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the construction of a new bridge pier and the relocation of sewer and phone lines. Brief intermittent lane closures are possible on US-64 (SR-40) Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM as the contractor works to relocate utility lines on the project. Motorists are asked 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 through 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 traffic flow.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV099]

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-378 resurfacing from SR-29 (US-27 / LM 0.0) to west of SR-29 (US-27 / LM 1.61) and SR-30 from east of Railroad Street (LM 8.7) to near SR-29 (US-27 / LM 9.2): During this reporting period, there will be intermittent lane closures on both SR-378 and SR-30 during the day as the contractor works on this project. Expect possible long delays as flaggers will be directing traffic on this project.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV100]

 

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]


Ice On The Landing Will Open Nov. 19

Net Resource Foundation To Host Chattanooga Holiday Market

Library Receives $5,000 Award From Thompson Foundation


Ice skating comes back to Chattanooga this year when Ice on the Landing opens its season at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the gardens of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This 120’x40’ ice rink is surrounded ... (click for more)

The Net Resource Foundation will host its first holiday market on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Southside Community Park, 3501 Central Ave. The holiday market is free and open to the public, featuring ... (click for more)

The Thompson Foundation presented the Chattanooga Public Library with a $5,000 grant award that will support the library’s efforts to provide STEAM education to middle school-aged children. ... (click for more)



Happenings

Ice On The Landing Will Open Nov. 19

Ice skating comes back to Chattanooga this year when Ice on the Landing opens its season at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the gardens of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This 120’x40’ ice rink is surrounded by gas lanterns, holiday lighting, restaurants and holiday grandeur at the Southside’s iconic landmark. The open-air ice rink will continue to offer this fun and nostalgic wintertime ... (click for more)

Net Resource Foundation To Host Chattanooga Holiday Market

The Net Resource Foundation will host its first holiday market on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Southside Community Park, 3501 Central Ave. The holiday market is free and open to the public, featuring vendors with gifts, collectibles, seasonal decorations and locally sourced products. Vendor space that includes a table and chairs can be rented for $35. Vendor registration ends on Friday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Said Woman Who Struck Motorcyclists Appeared To Be Heavily Intoxicated

Chattanooga Police said a woman who struck four motorcyclists on Bonny Oaks Drive late Saturday night appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Police also said that 59-year-old Angela Daniels Mason (Watson) had to be removed from the scene because of hostility toward her. Police said the motorcyclists were trying to turn into 4278 Bonny Oaks and Jefferson Marley got off his motorcycle ... (click for more)

2 Shot And Killed Saturday Afternoon And Night In Chattanooga

Two men were shot in separate incidents Saturday afternoon and night. Tawon Billups, 21, was shot and killed on North Germantown Road Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:54 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 700 block of North Germantown Road on a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and secured the scene. ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Roy Exum: ‘Picciola,’ At Age 185

I came in touch with a man named James Baldwin last week and he’s a man I really like. Oh, I never met him in person … no, he was born in 1841 and died 96 years ago so I have only become a recent admirer through his books. A self-educated man, he became the Superintendent of Schools in Indiana at the age of 24 for 18 years. Then, not so curiously, he worried that children were missing ... (click for more)