Weekly Road Construction Report

Thursday, May 26, 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 performing earthmoving operations and removal of structures. 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. Speed limit through work zone will be reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH.

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

 

BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 at Exit 33 (SR-308, Lauderdale Highway) bridge work and ramp upgrades: During this reporting period from 7PM-6 AM there will be 1 lane closed on I-75 starting with the Northbound lanes and then the Southbound lanes as the contractor is paving on this project. Also during this operation, there is a possibility that the ramps might be temporarily closed for short period of times as the contractor is paving.

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

 

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-312 (HARRISON PK.) TDOT Maintenance both directions from LM 3.1 to LM 3.2: During this reporting period, TDOT maintenance forces may have temporary lane closures on SR-312 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM to continue repair work on a storm drain pipe. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[TDOT/Maint - Benton/MAINT]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 interchange improvement at SR-2 (US-11, US-41, US-72, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street): Williams Street is closed to all traffic at the I-24 underpass to support the installation of new storm drainage structures for the new frontage road. Traffic will still be able to access the ramps to I-24 and US-27, but no through traffic will be allowed on Williams Street between West 21st Street and West 25th Street. Traffic will detour around the closure via West 21st Street and Broad Street. Signs will be posted. The contractor will be working on new bridge construction, storm drainage structures, and utility relocation. 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. The US-27 NB On-Ramp at William St. has been closed and it will be closed until the new alignment for this ramp is completed. There will be marked detour signs to use the Broad St. US-27 on-ramp.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 concrete repair from MM 6.6 to MM 12.8: During this reporting period , there will be lane closures on I-75 Northbound from 9 PM-6 AM starting at MM 12.6 to MM 6.6. The contractor will be closing lanes #3 and #4 (the 2 outside lanes) during these lane closures on I-75 Northbound.

[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Curtis/CNW046]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 TDOT Maintenance eastbound from MM 181 to MM 183: The nights of 5/31/22 and 6/1/22 from 9PM to 6AM the right lane will be closed for slab repair.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-17 (GLASS ST.) Utility Work northbound at LM 6.25: Shoulder closure between Awtry Street and Campbell Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be aware of personnel. If possible recommend motorists to find an alternate route. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 03/28/22 through 06/01/22 from 9 am – 3 pm. [2022-071]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (CUMMINGS HWY.) Utility Work both directions from LM 0 to LM 1.18: Shoulder and single lane closures between Nichols Road and Cummings Road. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 05/24/22 through 05/27/22 from 9 am – 2 pm. [2022-144]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (E. 23RD ST.) Utility Work westbound from LM 8.85 to LM 8.84: Shoulder and single lane closures between Commerce Street and Gifford Street. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 05/02/22 through 06/01/22 from 9 am – 3 pm. [2020-557]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-2 (LEE HWY.) Utility Work southbound at LM 15.43: Shoulder and single lane closures between E. Brainard Road and Aiken Road. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 05/26/22 through 06/01/22 from 9 am – 2 pm. [2022-305]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-321 (OOLTEWAH-RINGGOLD RD.) Utility Work both directions at LM 1.96: Shoulder and single lane closures at the roundabout of Ooltewah Ringgold Road and Standifer Gap Road. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 05/26/22 through 06/26/22 from 10 am – 2 pm. [2021-782]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-8 (TAFT HWY.) Utility Work both directions from LM 22.01 to LM 22.2: Shoulder and single lane closures between Fairmount Road and Dowler Lane. Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present, 02/15/22 through 06/01/22 from 9 am – 2 pm. [2021-636]

 

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 05/26/22, 05/31/22, and 06/01/22 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. Flagging will be required on Spalding Drive for Bridge 1 operations.

[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. During repair operations at least one lane of traffic shall remain open in both directions. Bridge repair over 153 will be performed between 6am & 6pm. Motorists are advised to use caution in this vicinity and remain aware of construction activities.

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

 

HAMILTON COUNTY The construction of an S.I.A. to VW: The contractor will be performing operations at the intersection connecting the S.I.A. route, Ferdinand Piech Way, & Volkswagen Dr. The new 4-way signalized intersection has begun operation & traffic has been shifted to the new alignment. Ferdinand Piech Way will still be closed to through traffic. Traveling public should be cautious of the new traffic pattern in effect including a lowered speed limit. The traveling public should also be alert to the entrance and exit of construction vehicles & staff on and around the jobsite and the connecting roadways. Flaggers may be onsite directing traffic.

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

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-163 resurfacing from near SR-2 (US-11 / LM 2.5) to west of County Road 750 (LM 8.9): During this reporting period, the contractor will have intermittent daily lane closures on SR-163 to perform exploratory core drilling. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Wagner/CNW112]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-310 bridge repair over Conasauga Creek (LM 4.4): During this reporting period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-310 between 8 AM and 5:30 PM to perform final cleanup and re-striping. Motorists are asked to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Southern Constructors, Inc./Wagner/CNV301]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-39 (Englewood Avenue) rail crossing at the CSX Railroad (LM 15.1) in Englewood: During this reporting period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures on SR-39 and US-411 (SR-33) between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM to install new traffic signal poles and mast arms. Motorists are advised to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Stansell Electric Company, Inc./Wagner/CNV071]

 

MEIGS COUNTY SR-304 repair of bridge over Big Sewee Creek (LM 4.8): Contractor will be performing bridge repair operations on the SR-304 bridge over Big Sewee Creek. During this project, SR-304 will have lane closures with 10ft width restrictions. A detour will be in place redirecting SR-304 truck traffic onto Watts Bar Hwy & SR-58. During repair operations, only one lane of traffic shall remain open for local traffic. A temporary traffic signal shall be in place to direct traffic thru the construction zone.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNV305]

 

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) bridge over the Ocoee River: During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on final grading and paving operations for the new bridge approaches. Intermittent lane closures are possible on US-64 (SR-40) Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM to allow for construction of the tie-ins between the existing roadway and the new bridge approaches. Motorists are asked to reduce speed in the work zone and watch for flaggers assisting with traffic control.

[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Wagner/DB1802]

 

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 has been moved back in its normal traffic pattern.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Curtis/CNU014]


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