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Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for January 19-25, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 07:30am
BLEDSOE COUNTY, SR 101 (Lantana Road) bridge repair project over Beaver Dam Creek (LM 6.39): Work on Phase 1 of this project has begun, and traffic has been shifted from the westbound to the eastbound lane.  The bridge has been reduced to one 10’ travel lane, and it is being maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 
 
BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311): The contractor continues work on the project. Warning signs are posted and flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is June 2012.
 
BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 construction of two concrete box bridges over Greasy Creek (LM 21.02) and Branch Creek (LM 24.28) including grading, drainage and paving: Work continues on both the Georgetown and Hopewell ends of the project. Traffic is using a temporary detour while culvert construction takes place. Traffic flow should have minimal interruptions. Estimated project completion date is April 2012. 
 
BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 North installation of an overhead sign structure at LM 12.68.: During this period, the contractor will be installing an overhead sign over the U.S. 64 Exit. This is a daytime operation that will take place during the hours of 9AM and 3PM EST. Estimated project completion date is February 2012. 
 
CANNON COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) construction of a concrete I-Beam bridge over Hill Creek (LM 7.23), 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.  Traffic lanes across the bridge are 11 feet wide. The bridge will periodically be down to one lane this week as the contractor sets bridge beams.  The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control when necessary. Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 
 
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 constructing the bridge at Wet Mill Creek and performing grading operations. . They are also laying base stone. 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. 
 
CLAY COUNTY, SR-52 grading, drainage, and paving from west of existing SR-53 to existing SR-52: Construction signs are posted on SR-52 and James White Road. The contractor is currently performing grading and blasting operations north of Poor House Ridge Rd. to South of SR-53. Traffic has been relocated onto new alignment of Pinkley Ave. at the entrance to the Cumberland River Hospital. Haul trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting SR-53 at SR-52 and the entrance to the Cumberland River Hospital. Haul trucks will be crossing existing State Route 52 at new State Route 52. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Traffic on James White Road has been switched to a temporary detour. Estimated project completion date is September 2014.  
 
 
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 January 2012. 
 
CLAY COUNTY, SR-53 resurfacing from the Obey River Bridge (LM 8.04) to north of Lick Creek Rd. (LM 12.91): The contractor will be performing resurfacing work. Traffic will be navigated through the project using a flagging operation. Estimated completion date is January 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 May 2012. 
 
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, paving and utility relocation. There are several traffic shifts throughout the job to allow grade work to continue. Two lanes of traffic (one in each direction) have been switched to the new alignment from Dorton Road to Miller Avenue with new signal lights at Miller Avenue. Dorton Road will remain open as the connector between the new alignment and existing Lantana Road, but now will be a side street (with stop signs as you approach the new alignment). The right turn lane from North Lantana Road to South Miller Avenue has been 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, paving and grading activities. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, U.S. 70 (SR-1) construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee bridge over Daddy’s Creek (LM 21.94), including grading, drainage and paving: Construction signs have been installed.  Two-way traffic is being maintained on the existing bridge as construction activities are in progress for the new adjacent structure. Estimated project completion date is May 2013. 
 
DEKALB COUNTY, SR-56 bridge rehabilitation project (Hurricane Bridge) over Caney Fork River (LM 15.40): The bridge currently is down to only one lane of traffic, and it is being maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. The current weight postings of 10 tons for two-axle vehicles and 18 tons for vehicles with three or more axles will remain in effect and will be strictly enforced. This will allow for work adjacent to the north side of the bridge to continue. Further temporary lane shifts may be implemented by flaggers on an “as needed” basis to facilitate work as it progresses. Estimated project completion date is October 2013. 
 
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 and laying base stone. There are no lane closures on this project at this time. Estimated completion date is January 2012. 
 
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 January 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, I-24 resurfacing beginning west of Chattanooga Creek (LM 6.18 / MM 177) to near Crest Rd. (LM 11.35 / MM 183), including bridge deck repair: The contractor has completed all contract items. The contractor may need either one lane or two lanes closed (only 10PM-5AM) to address punchlist items. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. THP will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, I-75 design-build project from Enterprise South interchange (Exit 9) to SR-317 (Apison Pike) at Old Lee Hwy.: The contractor is constructing the new bridge to connect the interchange at Exit 9 to SR-317 at Old Lee Hwy. Estimated completion date is January 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mtn. Blvd.): The contractor has implemented a new traffic configuration on U.S. 27 South at the bridge over Signal Mtn. Blvd. and permanent ramp closures on U.S. 27 South at Manning Street and Whitehall Road. Vehicles on U.S. 27 South now merge into one lane on the bridge over Signal Mtn. Blvd., while vehicles entering U.S. 27 South from Signal Mtn. Blvd. are using a dedicated lane to access the corridor. Crews are currently working at night between the hours of 7PM top 6AM installing median barrier walls and restriping the pavement as part of their traffic control on the project. They will soon begin work on widening several bridges and building retaining walls along U.S. 27 South.  All work is weather permitting. At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. THP will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated completion date is October 2014. 
 
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 7AM- 6PM Monday through Saturday. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is July 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-60 construction of concrete slab bridge over branch (LM 0.44):  (This project is near the Meigs County Line.) The contractor may be performing work throughout the project area between 7AM-6PM Monday through Saturday. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 11 (SR-2, Cummings Hwy.) construction of concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Lookout Creek (LM 3.64) including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor will be implementing temporary lane closures or shifts between 9AM-3PM Monday through Saturday in the work zone for bridge construction. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
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. Traffic has been shifted to Phase 1 of the new bridge while the original bridge is demolished and Phase 2 is completed. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours. On Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20, the contractor will have a lane closure from 9 AM until 3 PM on Shallowford Road Eastbound at the bridge over South Chickamauga Creek to install light fixtures on the bridge. The bridge will be down to one lane, and flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 11 (SR-2, Lee Highway) construction of a concrete box beam bridge over the CSX Railroad (LM 16.25), including grading, drainage and paving: The contractor is performing erosion control measurements, grading operations and constructing the new bridge. 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 is complete. The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours. The contractor will have one lane of traffic closed on U.S. 11/Lee Hwy. northbound and southbound at the bridge to shift barrier rail over to finish the grading and paving for Phase I of the project. These lanes will remain closed until traffic has been shifted. One 12’ lane of traffic in each direction will be open at all times. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
Hamilton County, U.S. 127 (SR-8) resurfacing beginning south of Glendale Drive (LM 14.03) to Miles Road (LM 18.87): This work is complete pending final inspection. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
Jackson County, SR-135 construction of a concrete box bridge over Keeling Branch (LM 17.62), including grading, drainage, and paving: This project is complete pending final inspection. 
 
Jackson County, Big Bottom Road construction of a concrete I-beam bridge over Brimstone Creek (LM 10.36), including grading, drainage, and paving: The existing bridge has been removed. Detour signs are in place for local traffic. Estimated project completion date is June 2012. 
 
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 continues work on the bridge. Any interstate lane closures on I-24 will be at nighttime between 6PM-6AM. Flaggers and THP will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 
 
Marion County, u.s. 41 (U.S. 64, U.S. 72, SR-2) replacement of the truss bridge over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake (LM 21.14) with a multi-span steel plate girder bridge: The truss bridge is now closed to all through traffic until the new adjacent bridge currently under construction is completed. TDOT will inspect the existing bridge once the new piers are constructed to determine if it can be re-opened prior to completion of the new bridge. A detour route that adds an additional 1.5 miles to the current route is posted. Estimated project completion date is February 2014. 
 
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: Traffic will be detoured to the eastbound lanes of the new alignment from the beginning of the project to Allen Circle. Speed limit reduction signs from 45 MPH to 35 MPH continue to be posted throughout the detour from County Road 552 to the end of the project. There will be temporary lane closures during blasting and logging operations. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is May 2012. 
 
McMinn County, SR-163 resurfacing from U.S. 11 (SR-2/LM 2.45) to west of Piney Grove Rd. (LM 8.95): The contractor has started installing guardrail on this project. One lane will be temporarily closed with a shadow truck leading traffic in both directions around the work zone. The contractor will be working Monday-Saturday during daytime hours. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.  Estimated project completion is January 2012. 
 
MEIGS COUNTY, SR-30 relocation beginning east of the Tennessee River to west of SR-58: Work has begun on this project. Traffic will not be affected at this time.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is October 2013. 
 
OVERTON COUNTY, SR-84 construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, including grading, drainage and paving beginning near existing SR-85 (Windle Road) to SR-84: The operation to construct a new bridge is currently underway. The contractor periodically will have traffic down to one lane. One of the main line traffic lanes will be closed by the use of barrels during this time. A flagging operation is being used to navigate traffic through the project. Estimated completion date is September 2013. 
 
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: This project is complete pending final inspection. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
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 November 2012. 
 
POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) 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. The contractor has moved traffic to the newly paved side of the bridge. A one 11’--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 May 2012. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 (U.S. 27) rehabilitation of bridge over Richland Creek (LM 5.58): The project is complete pending final inspection. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
RHEA COUNTY, SR-29 entrance to Bryan College (Landes Way): Traffic signals are in operating mode. With the opening of Landes Way, 11th Avenue between Richland Street and SR 29 has been permanently closed. The project is awaiting final inspection. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
SEQUATCHIE / VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage and paving beginning 3,500 ft. south of SR-8 in Sequatchie County to 1,000 ft. south of SR-284 (Welchland Rd.) in Van Buren County: Work continues on the widening project on SR-111. Estimated project completion date is October 2012. 
 
VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 interchange construction project at SR-284 junction, including grading, drainage and construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge: Traffic has been detoured from the existing SR- 284 and Baker Mountain Road to the new construction. The contractor will continue work on the bridge, the roadway and ramps.  Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
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. All motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles on the project. Flaggers may be present on side roads. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
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. Traffic has been shifted to Phase 1 of the new bridge while the original bridge is completely demolished and Phase 2 is completed. Two 10.5’ travel lanes are open on the new structure. Motorists should use caution and be aware of the narrow lanes.   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. 
 
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 is down to one 12’-lane and traffic is controlled by signalization. Motorists should expect short delays. 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 will set barrier rail and stripe the road on the southbound side of SR-111. The possibility for blasting exists daily on weekdays between the hours of 10AM and 2PM. During blasting, traffic will be paced for approximately 15 to 20 minutes for safety purposes. The contractor may implement temporary lane closures on weekdays and pace traffic at various times during the hours of 6AM-6PM 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 May 2012. 
 
White County, Big Bottom Road bridge replacement over Caney Fork River (LM 1.41): The bridge is currently closed to all traffic. Temporary detours have been postedEstimated completion date is May 2012. 
 
WHITE COUNTY, U.S. 70 (SR-26) resurfacing from the Dekalb County Line (LM 0.00) to east of SR-136 (LM 5.35): The contractor may implement temporary lane closures on weekdays and pace traffic at various times during the hours of 6AM-6PM depending on the scope of work on SR-26. Estimated project completion date is January 2012. 
 
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