Weekly Road Construction Report

Friday, January 14, 2022

Here is the weekly road construction report for District 29:

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-60 widening from the 4-lane north of I-75 (LM 17.2) to SR-306 (LM19.9): During this reporting period, the contractor will be mobilizing equipment to the project site and will being clearing operations and installation of erosion control measures. Crews will also be working on foundations for a new bridge over Candies Creek. Brief, intermittent lane closures are possible on SR-60 during daylight hours as this work occurs. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone, watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control and for trucks entering/leaving the highway.

[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNV130]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 Utility Work both directions at MM 27: Utility work will be performed under the I-75 overpass on Paul Huff Parkway between Peerless Road NW and Adkisson Drive/Frontage Road NW. Motorists should use caution and be aware of signage and personnel when traveling through the work zone. Law enforcement, message boards and barrels will be present, 11/29/21 through 01/19/22 between 10 pm - 6 am. [2021-647]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-74 (OCOEE ST. N.E.) Utility Work both directions from LM 16.26 to LM 16.28: Shoulder and single lane closures between Westview Drive NW and Keith Street NW. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 10/14/21 through 01/24/22 from 9 am – 2 pm. [2020-193]

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 at Exit 33 (SR-308, Lauderdale Highway) bridge work and ramp upgrades: There are 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 progresses on this project.

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

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR312 Road Closure: SR-312 in Bradley County is closed to all traffic at the intersection with White Oak Rd. A routine inspection revealed significant damage to a small drainage structure near MM 4.74. In the interest of public safety, this road must be closed while a repair plan is developed and implemented. Local traffic may detour around the closure via White Oak Road NW, Rollins Ridge Road NW, and White Oak Valley Road NW. Signs will are posted marking the detour route. RESTRICTIONS: Road closed. No loads wider than 11' on detour route.

[TDOT/Maintenance/BRIDGE]

 

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 new bridge construction, retaining wall construction, and new ramp construction. Intermittent land closures are possible on Market Street (SR-58) and Broad Street (SR-2) for utility and storm drainage work. Chestnut street is closed at the I-24 underpass and will remain closed until the construction of bridge #2 is complete. Detour routes are posted.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNU011]

 

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. Lane closures are planned for Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM to finish in roadway work. 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-2 (E. 23RD ST.) Utility Work both directions from LM 9.53 to LM 11.33: Center lane closure between Dodd’s Avenue and Lynbrook Avenue. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Message boards, signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 01/18/22 through 01/21/22 from 9 am - 2 pm. [2019-507]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 (AMNICOLA HWY.) Utility Work both directions at LM 1.22: Shoulder and lane closures between the Tennessee Riverpark Entrance and Chattanooga State Entrance to move oversize equipment into EPB's substation located at 4563 Amnicola Hwy. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 01/18/22 from 9 am - 2 pm. [2022-015]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-58 (ALTON PARK BLVD.) Utility Work both directions at LM 3.09: Shoulder and single lane closures between W 33rd Street and W 37th Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 01/10/22 through 01/26/22 from 9 am – 2 pm. [2021-794, 2021-869, 2021-902]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (E. MAIN ST.) Utility Work eastbound at LM 7.1: Shoulder and single lane closures between Fagan Street and Gulf Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 01/18/22 through 01/27/22 from 9 am – 4 pm. [2021-838]

 

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 be cleaning this tunnel. As this work is being done, 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 01/13/22, 01/14/22, 01/17/22, 01/18/22, and 01/19/22 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. A portion of Tucker Road has been closed from Spalding Drive to 5400 Tucker Road to allow for grading and utility operations. One lane of Spalding Drive has been closed due to utility operations and is operated by a temporary traffic signal.

[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. During repair operations at least one lane of traffic shall remain open in all directions. **Starting 1-17-22 through 1-21-22, there will be lane closures as traffic shifts into phase 2 on 1-18-22. There will be pavement markings and signage to alert traffic. **

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

 

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 go for the detour around the closure.

[Diamond Specialized, Inc./Curtis/CNV157]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be performing a grading operation at the roundabout connecting to S.I.A. route connecting Ferdinand Piech Way & Volkswagen Dr. Beginning 01/10/2022 the roundabout will have one lane closed along with connecting roadways during this period; one lane will remain open at all times. 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. Traveling public should be cautious when traveling through of new traffic pattern in effect, as well as construction workers on site. It is suggested to follow the suggested speed limit that is posted for the area.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNU221]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-310 bridge repair over Conasauga Creek (LM 4.4): SR-39 in McMinn County at LM 4.36 is reduced to a single lane to begin work on repair of the bridge over Conasauga Creek. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal system. Motorists are asked to reduce speed in the work zone and obey all traffic signals and related signage. RESTRICTIONS: 10-foot horizontal clearance.

[Southern Constructors, Inc./Wagner/CNV301]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-68 (OCOEE ST.) Utility Work eastbound at LM 21.77: Shoulder and single lane closures between the intersection of Jackson Street / Ocoee Street and Grand Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Message boards, signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 12/16/21 through 01/26/22 from 9 am - 2 pm. [2021-222]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the construction of portions of the new bridge and the relocation of water 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 during the day as the contractor works on the sidewalks and curb ramps.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNV182]

 

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. Long delays possible 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 activities continue at the Nokian Tyres SIA project just North of Dayton, TN. The traveling public should be alert to construction vehicles entering and exiting the site. SR-29 traffic has been moved back in its normal traffic pattern.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNU014]


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Happenings

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