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Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for February 3 - February 9, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011 | 07:57am

BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311): The contractor will be clearing, relocating utilities, and building substructures and will use a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 

CLAY COUNTY, SR-52 bridge construction over New Hope Branch beginning east of New Hope Branch (LM 15.75) to the Cumberland River (LM 17.49), including grading drainage and paving:  The contractor is constructing new bridge and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures scheduled at this time. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is March 2011. 
 
CLAY / OVERTON COUNTY, SR-52 grading, drainage, paving, and construction of five bridges and retaining wall from existing SR-52 (LM 24.66) to 0.4 mile east of Overton County Line (LM 0.4): The contractor is currently placing erosion control measures and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures scheduled at this time. The contractor is using a flagging operation in order to navigate construction equipment through the project as needed. Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 
 
COFFEE COUNTY, U.S. 41 (SR-2) construction of a welded steel girder bridge over the Duck River (LM 12.72) including grading, drainage, and paving: (Recovery Act Project)  The contractor is currently clearing, relocating utilities and constructing the first phase of the bridge.  The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project.  Estimated project completion date is July 2011. 
 
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-101 (Lantana Rd.) widening project, including grading, drainage, installation of signals and paving from SR-282 (Dunbar Rd.) to SR-392 (Miller Ave.): (Recovery Act Project) The contractor will be performing grading activities and utility relocation. SR-419 (Pigeon Ridge Road) traffic has been shifted at the intersection of SR-101 to allow continuation of grade work. The right turn lane from North Lantana Road to South Miller Avenue will be temporarily closed to allow widening of Miller Avenue. West Adams Street is open to traffic. There may be short lane closures and temporary lane stoppages on SR-282, SR-101 and SR-392 for utility relocation and grading activities. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
FENTRESS COUNTY, SR-52 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over the East Fork of the Obey River (LM 5.23), including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor is constructing a new bridge and performing grading operations. There are no lane closures on this project at this time. Estimated completion date is September 2011. 
 
GRUNDY COUNTY, SR-56, construction of a precast structure over Firescald Creek (LM 21.30), including grading, drainage, and paving: (Recovery Act Project)  The contractor is currently performing bridge work on the project.  There are no lane closures scheduled at this time.  Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 FROM the Olgiati Bridge to signal mtn. blvd.: Geotechnical crews from AMEC will be in the area performing core drilling for a future TDOT project. There may be occasional lane, shoulder and/or ramp closures during nighttime hours. Please be alert for workers and equipment in and near the roadway.
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-60 construction of concrete slab bridge over branch (LM 0.44): (This project is near the Meigs County Line.) The contractor will be performing work throughout the project area between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, design-build project from I-75 Enterprise South interchange to SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Hwy.: The contractor is currently installing construction signs and will begin work on the bridge to connect the interchange at Exit 9 to SR-317 at Old Lee Hwy. Estimated completion date is December 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, College Drive East widening project from west of Sunkist Terrace to SR-317 (Apison Pike): The contractor will be working on College Drive East throughout the project area placing barrier rail and installing erosion control items between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, construction of concrete bulb-tee beam bridge on U.S. 11 (SR-2, Cummings Hwy.) over Lookout Creek (LM 3.64) including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor will be implementing temporary lane closures or shifts between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Saturday in the work zone for utility relocations and bridge construction.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2011. 
 
HAMILTON, BRADLEY, and MARION COUNTIES, I-75 / I-24 / SR-153 / SR-29 construction of an intelligent transportation system on various interstate and state routes in and near Chattanooga: The contractor will implement shoulder closures throughout this report period within the project area on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM and anytime on the weekend as part of the ITS construction. There also may be weeknight lane closures throughout the project between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, nighttime weekend lane closures between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM, and intermittent temporary stoppages of traffic (less than 15 minutes) at various locations throughout the project area to allow the contractor to perform ITS work. THP will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-17 (St. Elmo Ave.) construction of concrete box bridge over Holman Spring Branch (LM 0.09), including grading drainage, and paving:  The phase 3 traffic shift is currently in place with traffic running on the west side of SR-17. The traffic shift will remain in place until the first section of the culvert is constructed.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, Shallowford Road construction of concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over South Chickamauga Creek (LM 4.01), including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor is constructing the new bridge and performing grading operationsThere will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment during non-peak hours. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
LINCOLN and FRANKLIN COUNTIES, U.S. 64 grading, drainage, construction of concrete box bridges, and paving beginning 0.25 miles east of SR-275 (Flintville Road) and extending 0.152 miles east of the Lincoln County / Franklin County Line: The contractor has installed lane shifts to direct traffic around the construction area. Estimated project completion date is January 2011. 
 
MARION COUNTY, I-24 at Exit 152 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge on U.S. 72 (SR-27) including grading, drainage, and paving: The contractor will be clearing, relocating utilities and performing grading and bridge work.  There will be nighttime closures on I-24 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during this report period. Flaggers and THP will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 
 
MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and a retaining wall, including signal installation, from Athens City Limits to east of County Road 609: The contractor will be installing drainage and building structures. There will be temporary lane closures during the blasting and logging operations. Estimated project completion date is May 2012. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) grading, drainage, and paving beginning east of U.S. 411 (SR-33) and extending to west of the Ocoee River: The contractor has shifted traffic to Phase Two of the project. One lane of traffic in each direction is open from the bridge over U.S. 411 (SR-33) to the Ocoee River. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is May 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 411 (SR-33) grading, drainage, construction of three bridges, and paving beginning 0.23 miles south of Lowery Road and extending to 0.32 miles south of Welcome Valley Road: The contractor is currently excavating, installing drainage structures, and constructing the bridge over the Ocoee River. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 411 (SR-33) grading, drainage, construction of three concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, and paving beginning at the Benton City Limits and extending to SR-30: (Recovery Act Project)  The contractor is currently relocating utilities, grading, and installing structures.. The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project. Estimated project completion date is September 2011. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) bridge rehabilitation of bridge over Brush Creek (LM 23.04): Traffic signals have been installed at each end of the bridge to regulate the flow of traffic through the area. A one-lane traffic operation is currently in effect. This one-lane traffic operation will remain in place while the repairs to the bridge are being completed. Delays are possible and wide loads cannot pass across the Brush Creek Bridge. Estimated project completion date is November 2011. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 Widening Project from SR-68 Junction to Spring City North City Limits: Traffic has been switched to the northbound lanes throughout the project to allow construction of the southbound lanes. The speed limit throughout the project is posted at 40 MPH. Tallent Lane and Kemmer Road are open to traffic. There may be short lane closures or temporary lane stoppages due to work along SR-29. Estimated project completion date is April 2011. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 (U.S. 27) Rehabilitation of bridge over Richland Creek (LM 5.58): Construction signs are installed. Four lanes of traffic have been merged into two lanes and diverted across the northbound bridge as the southbound bridge is repaired. Estimated project completion date is September 2011.
 
VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 interchange construction project at SR-284 junction, including grading, drainage and construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge: The contractor is currently clearing, grading and constructing the bridge. Estimated project completion date is October 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) relocation of roadway from Centertown to Spring Valley Road including construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, grading, drainage, and some paving: (Recovery Act Project)  Grading operation on this project is active. Crisp Springs Road is closed with signed detour. Estimated project completion date is August 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, SR-56 bridge replacement project (Beersheba St. Bridge) for construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over the Barren Fork River (LM 11.77) including grading, drainage and paving:There will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2011. 
 
WARREN COUNTY, SR-286 bridge replacement project for construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Big Hickory Creek (LM 0.59) including grading, drainage and paving:(Recovery Act Project)  There will be no long-term lane closures as a result of this project. The existing bridge will remain open until construction of a new adjacent structure. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at SR-135 junction:  The contractor may implement temporary lane closures on weekdays and pace traffic at various times during the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM depending on the scope of work on SR-111 North and South between log mile 11 and 13. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated completion date is September 2011. 
 
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Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
423-510-1164

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