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Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 for Mar. 16 - Mar. 22, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 8:37am

Construction Projects
Maintenance / Regionwide / On-Call / Multi-County Contracts

Bradley County, U.S. 74 (SR-311, APD-40) construction of a new interchange between I-75 (Exit 20) and U.S. 11/64 (SR-2) at Stone Lake Extension in Cleveland:  Work on this project continues.  During the week of March 20, 2017, APD-40 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 9AM and 3:30PM to allow the contractor to mill and pave on the project.  This work is weather permitting.  Three of the four ramps onto the new interchange and the new Stone Lake Road have been opened to traffic.  Estimated project completion date is May 2017.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./Curtis/CNN307]

Coffee, Grundy and Marion counties, I-24 expansion of rural TDOT SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) from MM 109 to MM 157:  Work on this project is complete and the project is in the burn-in period.  There will be no lane or shoulder closures during this report period.  [Stansell Electric Company, Inc./Parnham/CNN205]

Cumberland County, I-40 West near MM 326, construction of a truck climbing lane, including grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving:  Work on this project continues.  Construction signs have been installed on I-40 westbound.  The right shoulder will be closed for the duration of the project.  During this report period, the contractor may require daytime rolling road blocks to allow for road and drainage activities.  Sewer line installation is complete.  Road and drainage activities are in progress.  Temporary closures will only be allowed from 7PM to 6AM Sundays through Thursdays.  A minimum of one lane must be maintained at all times.  No lane closures will be allowed during special events, holidays or holiday weekends in accordance with the plans and specifications.  Estimated project completion date is June 2018.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ329]

Cumberland County, SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard:  Work on this project continues.  Construction signs have been installed.  The contractor will be installing and maintaining erosion control measures.  Clearing and grubbing activities will be in progress.  Temporary lane closures may be needed, and motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment along SR-101 Peavine Road.  Estimated project completion date is November 2020.  [Rogers Group. Inc./Bradley/CNQ921]

Cumberland County, SR-101 (Peavine Road) utility relocation from Firetower Road to east of Westchester Drive/Catoosa Boulevard:  Work on this project continues.  Contractor activities include installing new poles and attachments for the 161KV power lines and hanging new wire.  These activities will have only minor impact to traffic on SR-101 (Peavine Road).  Estimated project completion date is June 2017.  [Davis H. Elliot Construction Company, Inc./Bradley/CNQ922]

Franklin county, U.S. 41A (SR-16) bridge repair over Boiling Fork Creek at log mile 12.73 (near downtown square, Winchester):  Work on this project continues.  All four lanes of the bridge are now open to traffic.  However, periodic daytime single lane closures maybe required to allow the contractor to safely finish the project.  Traffic will be affected on U.S. 41A (SR-16) between Porter Street and Sharp Springs Road.  Estimated project completion date is March 2017.  [Mid-State Construction Co., Inc./Parnham/CNP311]

Franklin County, SR-50 grading, drainage, and paving from SR-50 to U.S. 64 (SR-15) in Winchester:  Work on this project continuesThe new SR-50 is now opened up to traffic.  Traffic wishing to bypass the square will now be using the roundabout.  Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to the signs and pavement markings as everyone gets used to this new traffic pattern.  Estimated project completion date is April 2017.  [Dement Construction Co., LLC./Parnham/CNP097]

HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder closures on U.S. 27 between 7PM-6AM.  On weekdays during this report period between the hours of 9AM and 3PM, the contractor will have a temporary right lane closure on eastbound MLK Blvd. between the U.S. 27 North exit ramp and Carter St. and on westbound MLK Blvd. between Chestnut St. and the U.S. 27 North entrance ramp to work on new signals.  Ramp traffic will not be affected.  This work is weather permitting.  Also, on Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22 between 9AM and 3PM, there will be a temporary ramp closure on the 12th Street tie-in ramp to U.S. 27 South for removing the existing street lighting and working on the new street lighting.  During this work, traffic will be detoured to Carter St./MLK Blvd.  As the project progresses, there may be short term temporary lane closures for the safety of the traveling public on city streets within the project area.  Flaggers will assist with these closures and they will be properly signed in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. During Phase 1 of the U.S. 27 project, the contractor will be working on the northbound side of U.S. 27 on the bridges.  Work will consist of demolishing and reconstructing the outside sections of the bridges along U.S. 27 North.  Also on U.S. 27 South, they will be constructing a large retaining wall between the Olgiati Bridge and 6th Street.  At least one lane will remain open in each direction on U.S. 27.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is July 2019.  For more info, visit the project website http://www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/US27-reconstruction-chattanooga.  [Dement Construction Co., LLC/JM/CNP230]

Hamilton County, SR 317 (Apison Pike) the grading, drainage and paving on from Old Lee Highway (LM 5.58) to SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) (LM 7.84):  Work on this project continues.  During this report period the contractor may have intermittent lane closures throughout the project from 9AM to 4PM.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as neededEstimated project completion date is May 2017. [Wright Brothers Const. Co. /Pruett/CNN279]

Hamilton County, SR-320 (East Brainerd Road) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road:  Work on this project continuesDuring this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9AM-2PM.  This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Hamlett Drive as the contractor installs road crossings and borings.  Traffic has been switched onto the newly-constructed section from the west end of the project to the Hurricane Creek Rd./East Brainerd Rd. intersection, allowing the contractor to work on the other side of the roadway.  The contractor may have short-term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Original completion date is June 2017. Estimated project completion date is December 2017. [Jones Brothers Contractors, LLC /Pruett/CNN383]

Hamilton County, SR-153/SR-319 (Hixson Pike) bridge repair on Hixson Pike over SR-153:  Work on this project continues. The outside lanes in both directions on the bridge on Hixson Pike over SR-153 are now closed.  This lane closure will be in place until late November 2017.  During this report period the contractor may have intermittent lane closures on SR-153 from 9PM to 6AM to do work under the bridge.  If there are any temporary closures needed on SR-153 as part of this project, they will take place at nighttime on Sundays through Thursdays between 9PM and 6AM and on weekdays on SR-153 South between 9AM and 3PM and on SR-153 North between 7:30AM and 3PM.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary during these temporary closures.  Estimated project completion date is May 2018. [Mid-State Construction Co. /Micka/CNQ941]

Hamilton County, the tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on U.S. 11 (US 64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on U.S. 127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on U.S. 41 (U.S. 76, SR-8):  The nighttime cleaning operation of McCallie Tunnels, Stringers Ridge Tunnel, and Bachman Tubes occurs normally on Wednesday and Thursday nights during the week with the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Work hours are between 8PM-6AM.  Tunnels will be closed during cleaning, and detours will be marked accordingly as each tunnel is cleaned.  Contract completion date is June 2017.  [Diamond Specialized, Inc./Micka/CNQ174]

McMinn County, SR-305 resurfacing from SR-30 (LM 0.00) to U.S. 11/SR-2 (LM 2.85):  Work on this project has begun.  The contractor has installed construction signs and resurfacing operations will begin soon.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control.  One lane of traffic must be maintained at all times and shall not exceed one day’s paving operation.  Paving operations shall be scheduled to prevent interruption of school traffic during morning start and afternoon dismissal.  No lane closures will be allowed during special events, holidays or holiday weekends in accordance with the plans and specifications.    Estimated project completion is May 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNQ244]

Meigs County, SR-58 bridge repair over Big Sewee Creek (LM 22.84):  Work on this project continues.  The bridge is reduced to one lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.  Estimated project completion is May 2017.  [Wilson Construction Group LLC/Micka/CNQ126]

Overton County, SR-52 grading, drainage, signals and paving from near Oakley-Allons Road (LM 6.58) to DR-111 (LM 10.23):  Work on this project continues.  Tower Hill Road at the Allons Baptist Church on SR-52 has been closed until further notice.  The closure will allow the contractor to bring the road up to grade.  The detour for this closure is Elmer Langford Road.  The contractor may have short term lane closures on the project to perform various operations on as-needed basis.  Estimated project completion date is July 2018.  [J&M Grading Division, LLC/Ray/CNP114]

Polk County, U.S. 64 (SR-40) construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Branch and TOHA Old Line railroad (LM 24.85), including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will be clearing and there will be occasional temporary lane closures.  The traveling public is advised to be cautious around flaggers and construction workers in the construction zone.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./Curtis/CNQ900]

Polk County, U.S. 64 (SR-40) rockfall mitigation near LM 8.30:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will be clearing and there will be occasional temporary lane closures.  The traveling public is advised to be cautious around flaggers and construction workers in the construction zone.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./Curtis/CNQ900]

Putnam County, I-40 grading, drainage, construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, signals and paving at Mine Lick Creek Road (MM 283/LM 15.56) and construction of a State Industrial Access Road (Mine Lick Creek Road) serving Project Victor, including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor began work on the communication lines north end of the project to include Hawkins Crawford Road and Mine Lick Creek Road.  The installation of the 30” water line on the State Industrial Access and Lee Seminary Road will continue during this period.  The contractor continues with grading operations on Bennett Road, Lee Seminary Road and Ramp C at this time.  The contractor will utilize rolling roadblocks to continue removal of the existing bridge over I-40 at the Mine Lick Creek Interchange during this report period.  All rolling roadblocks will be performed during the hours of 9:00PM to 5:30AM.  THP and Cookeville Police Department will assist with the rolling roadblocks.  No rolling roadblocks will be performed on Friday or Saturday evenings.  All motorists are strongly advised to slow down and use caution during the performance of rolling roadblocks.  Lee Seminary Road will remain closed to traffic at the intersection of Bennett Road.  All motorists are advised to use the detour from Lee Seminary Road to Highland Park Boulevard.  Barrier rail delineation has been installed on I‑40 in the west direction to begin work on the tie in for Ramp B.  All motorists are advised to observe the posted speeds when entering the work zone and be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc./Sorrelle/CNP247]

Putnam County, grading, drainage and paving on a State Industrial Access road serving Institutional Wholesale in Algood:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor has installed construction signs and soon will mobilize equipment and begin grading operations.  Utility relocation will also get underway.  Motorists are advised to observe the posted speeds when entering the work zone and be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is November 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Sorrelle/CNQ136]

Region 2, preventative and unscheduled maintenance of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System:  The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform preventative and unscheduled maintenance to the Chattanooga SmartWay intelligent transportation system.  Work hours are 9AM-3:30PM.  At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Contract completion date is October 2019.  [NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Pruett/CNQ287]

Region 2-on-call cable guardrail repair:  The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform cable barrier system repair.  At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times during any work that is performed.  Contract completion date is December 2017.  [Nationwide Construction Group/Parnham/CNQ282]

Region 2-on-call sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstates and state routes:  The contractor will have short term shoulder and/or lane closures at various locations in Region 2 at nighttime or during non-peak daytime hours in order to sweep and clean drains.  Contract completion date is February 2018.  [Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNQ328]

Region 2-on-call concrete repair on various interstates and state routes:  The contractor will have short term shoulder and/or lane closures at various locations in Region 2 as necessary to perform concrete repair work.  Contract completion date is March 2017.  [Palmertree Construction Co., Inc./Voiles/CNP327]

REGION 2 random on-call pavement marking on various interstate and state routes:  The contractor has completed the placement of thermoplastic at this time.  No additional call-outs have been issued at this time.  Contract completion date is June 2017.  [Reynolds Sealing & Striping, Inc./Sorrelle/CNQ063]

REGION 2 random on-call attenuator repair on various interstate and state routes:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will have short term shoulder and/or lane closures at various locations in Region 2 at nighttime or during non-peak daytime hours in order to repair attenuators.  Contract completion date is June 2017.  [Lu, Inc./Micka/CNQ138]

Rhea County, SR-302 bridge repair over Clear Creek (LM 2.57):  Work on this project continues.  Construction signs and traffic control measures are in place.  The bridge is currently reduced to one 10’ wide travel lane to allow the contractor to safely repair the bridge.  While the bridge is down to one lane, traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public.  Motorists should expect periodic delays and use caution in the work zone.  Estimated project completion date is September 2017.  [Jamison Construction, LLC/Micka/CNQ104]

Van Buren County, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road:  Work on this project continues.  Motorists should expect periodic delays.  Flaggers will be present during progression of work.  Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone.  The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced.  Estimated project completion date is June 2017.  [Jones Bros., Inc./Parnham & Price/CNM266]

Van Buren and White Counties, miscellaneous safety improvements on various local roads in Van Buren County; miscellaneous safety improvements including high friction surface course on various local roads in White County:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor has recently completed the installation of the permanent signs associated with this contract.  Additional work associated with the contract is being scheduled at this time including guardrail installation and pavement marking.  Estimated project completion date is July 2017.  [Superior Traffic Control, Inc./Sorrelle/CNQ265]

Warren County, SR-288 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over Collins River (LM 4.97), including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  Construction signs and traffic control measures are in place.  The bridge is currently reduced to one 12-ft. lane to allow the contractor to construct the new bridge.  While the bridge is down to one lane, traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public.  Motorists should expect periodic delays and use caution in the work zone. Estimated project completion date is October 2018.  [Palmertree Construction Co., LLC/Parnham/CNQ270]

TDOT Operations/Maintenance Work and TDOT Bridge Inspections (TDOT Forces)

Hamilton County, SR-8 Market Street Bridge quarterly inspection:  The TDOT Bridge Inspection crew will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, March 19, 2017 during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic between 8AM to no later than 2PM.  This work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.  Regional Operations crews will provide traffic control.  [TDOT Bridge Inspection]

Region 2-Mowing and Brush Removal:  There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to perform contract mowing and brush removal on an as-needed basis.  In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control.

Region 2-Drainage Work:  There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis.  One lane will be maintained at all times. 

Region 2-Pothole Repair and Pavement Patching:  There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order 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.

Non-TDOT Work

None to report.

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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
Office 423-510-1164