Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 for Sept.Oct. 12- Oct. 18, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 2:47pm

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

BRADLEY COUNTY, U.S. 64 BP(U.S. 74,SR-311) resurfacing from the U.S. 64 (U.S. 11, SR-2) exit ramp (LM 1.29) to Goldstar Drive (LM 3.06):  Work on this project continues.  There will be no work during this period. The striping contractor hopes to start work on the pavement markings in the next 2 weeks. The contractor will be working at nights on Sundays though Thursdays from 7 PM- 6 AM.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./Curtis/CNR196]

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.  Grade work activities are in progress and the contractor continues construction of retaining wall 2.  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.  Storm drain installation, box culvert construction, utility relocation, and grade work activities are in progress.  Temporary lane closures and traffic stoppages will be needed to set portable barrier rail and other gradework activities.  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:  The new transmission lines have been energized.  The contractor will be removing the existing steel poles along SR-101 Peavine Road.  Temporary traffic stoppages may be needed and motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and existing Peavine Road.  Estimated project completion date is November 2017.  [Davis H. Elliot Construction Company, Inc./Bradley/CNQ922]

Cumberland County, SR-1 (U.S. 70) resurfacing (microsurfacing) from Crossville city limits (LM 16.29) to east of Renfro Creek (LM 28.00):  Resurfacing is complete.  The contractor will be installing pavement markings.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Hudson Construction Company/Bradley/CNR929]

DeKalb County, South College Street bridge repair over U.S. 70 (SR-26) (LM 0.36) in Smithville:  Work on this project continues. The contractor recently poured the exterior beams and addressed repairs to the existing sidewalk on College Street. The contractor will be placing the membrane seal on the existing deck, completing epoxy injections for the sidewalk and replacing the steel channels on the exterior beam during this period. There will be lane closures on U.S. 70 in each direction below the bridge to allow the contractor to safely work.  One lane in each direction will be maintained during this time.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Mid-State Construction Co., Inc./Sorrelle/CNR934]

DEKALB COUNTY, the resurfacing (microsurface or thin mix overly) on U.S. 70 (S.R. 26) from east of S.R. 96 (L.M. 6.10) to Dowell Town City Limits (L.M. 10.88) and on S.R. 96 from the Wilson County Line (L.M. 0.00) to Center Hill Dam (L.M. 12.66):   Final Inspection is complete and the contractor will begin addressing punchlist items during this period.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Superior Traffic Control, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR930]

DEKALB AND WILSON COUNTIES, miscellaneous safety improvements on U.S. 70 (S.R. 26) from west of the Dekalb County Line (L.M. 20.16) in Wilson County to near S.R. 96 (L.M. 6.10) in Dekalb County:   The contractor is working to complete the guardrail installation at Goose Creek. The contractor will have a temporary lane closures to complete this work. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary during these temporary closures. Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Superior Traffic Control, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR026]

Franklin county, SR-476 bridge repair over the Elk River (L.M. 3.39) and Hurricane Creek (L.M. 7.40):  Work on this project continues. The bridge is reduced to one 9’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.  Estimated project completion date is October 2018.  [Mid-State Construction Co., Inc./Parnham/CNQ930]

Franklin county, SR-127 the construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over the Elk River (L.M. 6.21), including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  The bridge will be reduced to one 10.5’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.  Estimated project completion date is October 2018.  [Simpson Construction Co., Inc./Parnham/CNR044]

FRANKLIN COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-15) resurfacing from the Lincoln County line (L.M. 0.00) to near Brannan Hill Road (L.M. 8.65):  Work on this project has begun.  Work on this project will take place on Mondays through Saturdays between 6AM - 8PM.  Construction signs and safety notification will be in place to assist traffic and safety personnel will be present.  Estimated project competition date is October 2017.  [Tinsley Asphalt, LLC/Parnham/CNR931]

Grundy County, SR-56 bridge repair over Pepper Hollow Branch (LM 31.24):  Work on this project has begun.  The contractor will be performing bridge repairs on SR-56 over the Pepper Hollow Branch waterway.  The initial construction will be in the southbound lane.  During these repairs the southbound lane will be closed and a temporary traffic light system will control traffic over the single northbound lane that will be open to traffic.  An additional traffic light will control traffic from Teeters Lane at the north end of the project.  Once repairs are completed on the southbound lane the lane closure will switch over to the northbound lane and the traffic light system will control the traffic in the single southbound lane.  Estimated project completion date is April 2018.  [Jamison Construction, LLC/Voiles/CNQ345]

HAMILTON COUNTY, I-24 East bridge repair over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange and safety improvements on the bridges over the CSX Railroad and over U.S. 27:  Work on this project continues.  This project will repair the bridge on I 24 East over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange.  The project will also make safety improvements on two other bridges in the same area, one over the CSX Railroad and one over U.S. 27.  In addition to making major bridge deck repairs to the bridge over Chestnut Street, this project includes the installation of high-friction surface treatment on all of the bridge decks.  During the project, the bridge on I-24 East will be completely closed to traffic and a detour using the Lookout Mtn./Broad St. ramp (Exit 178) will be used to move traffic around the work zone and allow it to continue on I-24 East.  All repair operations will be done using a continuous daily operation (7 days per week) until necessary repairs are completed and/or all lanes are open to the free, unrestricted flow of traffic.  Additionally, traffic accessing Lookout Mtn./Broad St. from U.S. 27 South will be detoured until completion of the project.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is November 2017.  [Dement Construction Co., LLC/Pruett/CNR031]

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.  Weather permitting, the contractor will implement lane/shoulder closures on weeknights between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. 

On Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 temporary ramp closures will be in place for eastbound MLK Blvd. to southbound U.S. 27 ramp (including the slip ramp from 12th Street) and the southbound U.S. 27 to eastbound MLK Blvd. ramp for Installing temporary barrier rail and attenuators. 

On Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16, temporary ramp closures will be in place for eastbound MLK Blvd. to southbound U.S. 27 ramp (Including the slip ramp from 12th Street) and the southbound U.S. 27 to eastbound MLK Blvd. ramp for installing new storm drainage. 

On Monday, October 16, there will be a temporary double right lane closure (closure will be a single right closure where U.S. 27 is two lanes) on southbound U.S. 27 from Manufacturers Road to I-24 and a temporary single right lane closure will be in place for northbound U.S. 27 from I-24 to Manufacturers Road for replacing missing reflectors and refreshing the striping on the Olgiati Bridge.

On Monday night, October 16, 2017 between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the contractor will be closing the current ramp from westbound MLK to US-27 NB and opening up a temporary ramp for traffic.  Traffic will be shifted to this temporary ramp beside the current one and the ramp access may be closed for a period of time while the contractor adds pavement striping.  It is important to note that the new merge lane on this ramp will be 150 feet shorter than the old ramp. Motorists need to exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to signage posted.

Recently, as part of Phase 2 of the project, traffic on U.S. 27 was shifted to the outside in both directions to allow the contractor access to the middle portion of U.S. 27 for the next construction phase.  As a result of traffic shifting to the outside, the ramps at MLK Blvd. in both directions and the 4th St. ramp on U.S. 27 South were shortened and originally required traffic to yield when entering U.S. 27.  The YIELD signs have now been changed to STOP signs because of the increase in traffic crashes in the work zone.  All traffic must stop at the following locations before entering onto U.S. 27:  4th St. ramp onto U.S. 27 South, westbound MLK Blvd. ramp onto U.S. 27 South, eastbound MLK Blvd. ramp onto U.S. 27 South and eastbound MLK Blvd. ramp onto U.S. 27 North.  Drivers are encouraged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone.  There will be increased law enforcement presence within the project limits.  The contractor may have temporary lane or shoulder closures on U.S. 27 between 7PM-6AM.  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-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 may have intermittent lane closures between 9AM-2PM. 

On Friday, October 13, 2017 the contractor will perform a traffic shift on East Brainerd Road at the intersection of Hurricane Creek Road and Morris Hill Road.  The traffic shift will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT on Friday morning.  The result of the traffic shift will be one lane in either direction on East Brainerd Road through the intersection. 

Once the traffic is shifted, the contractor will begin excavating the area to the left of the center of East Brainerd Road from Morris Hill Road toward Fuller Road.  This will require the closure of the portion of Morris Hill Road from East Brainerd Road extending approximately 300 feet north.  The contractor is scheduled to have Morris Hill Road excavated and built back up to base stone by Wednesday October 18, 2017, after which time the paving subcontractor will begin work.  The contractor intends to have Morris Hill Road back open to traffic on Friday October 20, 2017. 

During the closure of this portion of Morris Hill Road, traffic will be detoured using Banks Road to Igou Gap Road and back onto Morris Hill Road.  The contractor will use their changeable message signs on either end of the project to inform traffic of the closure and construction signs will be used to mark the detour route.  Drivers are encouraged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone. 

Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [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 contractor will be working on the inside lanes of the bridge.  The outside lanes in both directions are open to traffic.  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,  SR-153 resurfacing from L.M. 7.11 (Chickamauga Dam) to LM 8.89 (Hixson Pike):  Work on this project continues.  Lane closures are limited to Sunday night thru Thursday night from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Wright Brothers Construction Co, Inc./Micka/CNR133]

HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 11 (SR-2/Brainerd Rd.) resurfacing from McCallie Tunnel (LM 11.83) to east of Moore Rd. (LM 13.85):  Work on this project continues.  During the project, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9PM-6AM Sunday night thru Thursday night. The contractor will be milling, paving, and installing pavement markings. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times. This work may affect either direction of Brainerd Road or side streets from Moore Rd. to the McCallie Tunnel.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment. THP will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is November 2017. [Talley Construction/Pruett/CNR218]

HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 (S.R. 29 resurfacing from south of the bridge over Sale Creek (L.M. 28.25) to the Rhea County line (L.M. 30.84):  Work on this project has begun.  There will be temporary lane closures between 7AM and 7:30PM.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment.  There will be lane closures with one lane in each direction open to traffic when work begins.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Micka/CNR109]

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 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 2018.  [ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223]

Marion County, I-24 East resurfacing from the Grundy County Line (LM 0.00/MM 133) to east of the bridge over Cave Cove Creek (LM 6.36/MM141) in Monteagle:  Work on this project is complete pending final inspection and possible addressing of punchlist items.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Parnham/CNQ381]

McMinn County, I-75 resurfacing from near mile marker 39 to the SR-30 bridge near mile marker 49:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will be performing milling and paving operations during this report period.  During this report period, the contractor will be paving on the interstate from 7 PM-6 AM.  Lane closures will begin in the southbound lanes, after which the contractor will be working in the northbound lanes.  Lane closures will only be allowed on Sunday through Thursday evenings between the hours of 7PM to 6AM.  Additionally, during the project the contractor will be allowed a maximum of six weekend closures from 6AM on Saturday through 7PM on Sunday to install an underdrain system.  There will be no weekend closures during this report period.  THP will assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Curtis/CNR201]

MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30, grading, drainage and paving on S.R. 30 from Jackson Street to east of Knight Road in Athens:  Work on this project has begun.  This project will upgrade SR-30 from a four-lane lane divided roadway to a five-lane urban-type roadway (two lanes in each direction with continuous center turn lane) and include curb, gutter and ADA-compliant sidewalks on both sides throughout the project area.  The contractor has implemented the first phase traffic shift.  The eastbound lanes are closed to traffic, and all traffic is using the existing westbound lanes, which have been marked and signed as a two-lane undivided highway from east of Jackson Street to east of Knight Road.  Crossovers to businesses are reduced, but all businesses remain accessible.  The first phase traffic shift is estimated to remain in effect through January 2019.  Estimated project completion date is October 2019.  [Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNR078.]

McMinn County, SR-30 grading, drainage and paving at the intersection of Denso Drive and Milton Road in Athens, including adding turn lanes and upgrading the traffic signals (LM 6.30 – LM 6.50):  Work on this project continues.  The contractor may have intermittent temporary lane closures on SR-30 during this report period to mill and pave the roadway.  The contractor has left lane closed in both directions between LM 6.0 – LM 6.8 as the contractor works in the median of SR-30.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion is October 2017.  [Greenstar, LLC/Curtis/CNR037]

MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 resurfacing from east of Milton Drive (L.M. 6.50) to east of Jackson Street (L.M. 10.86):  Work on this project has begun.  The contractor will be milling and paving throughout the project limits on Sunday nights through Thursday nights between the hours of 7PM and 6AM.  Estimated project completion is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Micka/CNR128]

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/Hoskins/CNP114]

Overton County, SR-84 bridge repair over branch (LM 10.16):  Work on this project continues.  The bridge is reduced to one 10’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.  Estimated project completion date is November 2017.  [Jamison Construction, LLC/Hoskins/CNQ940]

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 closuresThere will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor will have trucks entering and exiting the highway.  The traveling public is advised to be cautious around flaggers and construction workers in the construction zone.  Estimated project completion date is May 2019.  [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 have intermittent lane closures to work on striping and installing new signs.  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 has provided and maintains a temporary access to Old Stewart Cemetery Road from Bennett Road, signs are posted. The contractor has completed the concrete ramps for the westbound on and off ramps.  The contractor continues placing fill material across the box bridge for Phase 2 during this period. The contractor continues with grading operations on Lee Seminary Road and Bennett Road, Phase 2 at this time. Barrier rail delineation is installed on I‑40 in the west direction to continue work on the tie in. The shoulder is closed with signs posted ahead of the closure. The contractor will continue with grading operations on the S.I.A which will continue over the next few months. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limits 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 April 2018.  [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. Burton Branch Road will be closed to thru traffic to perform necessary undercutting and grading operations on the left alignment and to complete grading operations, base stone and paving thru the binder mix. Message boards and signage will be installed on each end of Burton Branch notifying the public of the closure. The contractor completed installation of the 42 inch pipe at Station 58+25. The contractor will continue undercutting to obtain sound material from Station 57+00 to near Station 64+00 and backfill with graded solid rock. 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 during this time. 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 November 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Sorrelle/CNQ136]

PUTNAM COUNTY, I-40 bridge repair of bridges over SR-24 between mile markers 300 and 301 in Monterey:  Work on this project continues. The contractor will have temporary lane closures on S.R. 24 during this period to complete rubbing and patching on spans 1 & 2 at Exit 300 and 301. The Final Inspection was completed on October 3rd, 2017. The contractor will be addressing punchlist items during this period. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR065]

PUTNAM COUNTY, Old Baxter Road bridge repair over I-40 (L.M. 2.89):  Work on this project continues.  Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and personnel as work is performed on I-40. Estimated project completion date is May 2018.  [Bell & Associates Construction, L.P./Sorrelle/CNR066]

PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-135 resurfacing from south of Jackson Street (LM 9.75) to north of SR-290 (LM 11.64):  Work on this project continues. Nightly lane closures will be performed Sunday night thru Thursday night from 7:00PM to 6:00AM.  THP will be on site to assist during this time.  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 November 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR203]

Putnam County, The resurfacing on S.R. 96 from south of the I-40 underpass (L.M. 1.34) to U.S. 70N (S.R. 24) (L.M. 0.04) excluding the section in Smith County: Work on this project continues. The contractor will complete the punchlist during this period. Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR202]

REGION 2 random on-call spray thermoplastic pavement marking on various interstate and state routes:  Work on this project continues. The contractor will be completing spray thermoplastic pavement markings in Franklin County on SR15 and Rhea County on SR29/US27 during this period. The contractor will begin Call-Out 1 in Hamilton County on SR2, SR8, I-75 at Exit 11 and SR321 beginning October 9th, 2017. This is a mobile operation to be performed during day and night operations. Low volume roads will be performed during day operations while high volume roads will be performed at night. All motorists should use caution and be alert to slow moving equipment while avoiding freshly painted pavement surfaces. Contract completion date is June 2018.  [Whiteleaf LLC dba Traffic Solutions, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR052]

REGION 2 random on-call painted pavement marking on various interstate and state routes:  Work on this project is complete.  Retroreflectivity testing is being scheduled at this time. Contract completion date is June 2018.  [Reynolds Sealing and Striping/Sorrelle/CNR058]

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. 

Hamilton County: The contractor will make concrete repairs this weekend on I-24 East in lane #2 near mile marker 179 between the Williams St. and Long St. bridges.

Beginning on Friday night, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. EDT and extending to no later than 6:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 15, 2017, the contractor will make concrete repairs on I-24 East in lane #2 near mile marker 179 between the Williams St. and Long St. bridges.  This work will consist of removing old concrete slabs and re-pouring the area with new concrete, which will need several hours to cure.  During this work, lane #1 (fast lane) and lane #2 on I-24 East near mile marker 179 will be closed to traffic.  The two I-24 eastbound traffic lanes coming from the west of the work zone will be unaffected.

During the weekend work, the U.S. 27 South exit ramp to I-24 East will be closed completely.  Traffic wishing to continue to I-24 East from U.S. 27 South will be detoured onto I-24 West and travel to Exit 175 (Browns Ferry Rd.), where they can get back onto I-24 East.

Advanced warning signs and message boards will be placed prior to reaching the U.S. 27 ramp to I-24 East informing drivers of the closure and detour.  The THP will also assist with traffic control during this work.  Drivers are encouraged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone. 

Contract completion date is March 2018.  [Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC./Voiles/CNP327]

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.  There will be a flagging operation on the bridge on SR 302 in both directions for a concrete pour on Friday, October 13, 2017 between 1:00-4:00 PM.  Motorists should expect periodic delays and use caution in the work zone.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Jamison Construction, LLC/Micka/CNQ104]

Rhea County, U.S. 27 (SR-29) grading, drainage and paving at the intersection of SR-378 in Dayton (LM 6.53 – LM 6.80):  Work on this project continues.  The project will realign and signalize the intersection of U.S. 27 with SR-378.  The portion of SR-378 crossing Little Richland Creek is now closed to traffic until the project is complete.  Detour signing is posted at the intersections of SR-30 and SR-378.  The closure of the portion of SR-378 crossing Little Richland Creek should continue for the duration of the project (until new signals are operational).  With SR-378 closed, the intersection at U.S. 27 will be relocated and realigned.  Additionally it will be signalized and have turning lanes added from U.S. 27.  The intersection just north (U.S. 27 and 11th Ave.) will also be widened and signalized as part of this project.  Estimated project completion date is November 2017.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./Micka/CNR060]

RHEA County, SR-29 (U.S. 27) resurfacing (scrub seal with microsurfacing) from north  Spring City limits (LM 23.40) to Roane County line (LM 31.91):  Resurfacing is complete.  Contractor will be installing permanent pavement markings.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Hudson Construction Company/Bradley/CNR929]

RHEA County, SR-68 resurfacing from U.S. 27 (LM 8.33) to near Meigs County line (LM 15.16):  Work on this project has begun.  There will be temporary lane closures between 7AM and 7:30PM.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control.  Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment.  Estimated project completion date is October 2017.  [Rogers Group, Inc./Micka/CNR205]

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 October 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 is complete.  The contractor is working to complete the punchlist at this time. 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.  Pier #3 (Phase ǀ) is complete.  Work on Abutment #1 (Phase I) is in progress and Drilled Shaft Installation is scheduled for mid-September.  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., LC/Parnham/CNQ270].

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

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.  [TDOT Operations - Maintenance]

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.  [TDOT Operations - Maintenance]

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.  [TDOT Operations - Maintenance]

Non-TDOT Work

Hamilton County, I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:  Work on this project continues.  The project will result in a reconfiguration of the exit ramps and will combine both northbound exits (1A & 1B) into one, which will allow drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection.  Phase One, which will combine both exit ramps and access to Jordan Crossing and Camp Jordan Park, as well as an altered northbound entrance ramp to I-75, is slated for a preliminary opening of November 30, 2017.  Estimated project completion for the entire project is May 2018.  [C.W. Matthews Contracting/City of East Ridge]

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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