Manning Street Entrance Ramp to U.S. 27 North to be Closed in Chattanooga, Hamilton County
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT contract crews continue work on a major reconstruction project to widen U.S. 27 from the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River to SR-8 (Signal Mountain Boulevard). To maintain the project’s schedule, the Manning Street entrance ramp onto U.S. 27 North will close permanently. This closure is scheduled to be implemented on Monday, November 5, 2012. Should inclement weather delay this closure, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.
Once the closure is in place, motorists desiring to travel north on U.S. 27 from Manning Street will be detoured to Cherokee Boulevard and provided access to U.S. 27 North through the entrance ramp on Signal Mountain Boulevard. Motorists should follow the posted orange “DETOUR” signs.
TDOT recognizes and regrets the inconvenience that this closure will impose on motorists, and thus, has delayed this critical closure until absolutely necessary. This closure must take place at this time to allow the project to successfully move forward.
In addition to this permanent closure, the Manufacturers Road entrance ramp onto U.S. 27 North remains temporarily closed until spring 2013 to allow for construction of several retaining walls and portions of some new bridges. Detours are posted.
The contractor for this $102.5 million project is Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc. of Charleston, TN. The estimated completion date is December 31, 2014.
For travel and TDOT construction information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone. You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511. Smartphone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
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For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer