Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for December 20 - December 26, 2012
BRADLEY COUNTY, SR-60 (Dalton Pike) road widening from near Gilliland Road to U.S. 64 (SR-311): SR-60 (Dalton Pike) is undergoing major reconstruction. The existing two-lane highway is being widened to a five-lane highway with sidewalk, curb and gutter on either side. All driveways and side streets along the 2.7 mile project are being lowered or raised to match the proposed SR-60 grade. Delays are to be expected at the intersection of Dalton Pike and McGrady Drive/Treasury Drive as the contractor works to upgrade the intersection. The contractor will continue to pour concrete for sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters at various locations along the project. Wing wall construction for the golf cart tunnel is ongoing. Minor grading behind sidewalk as well as sod placement is underway. Paving from Golf Road to the Dalton Pike and McGrady Drive/Treasury Drive intersection will continue for the next few weeks as weather permits. Additionally, the contractor has opened traffic throughout the job with one lane in both directions. There will be lane shifts as needed. The contractor is expected to resume paving in the coming weeks. Message boards and other traffic control signs have been provided to assist motorists. Traffic is slated to be on the final roadway alignment on a base course of pavement by the end of 2012. Due to temperature constraints, final paving will not be placed until next spring. Estimated project completion date is April 2013.
BRADLEY and POLK COUNTIES, SR-74 (GA225/Spring Place Road) between the Tennessee/Georgia State Line and SR-313 (Ladd Springs Road) construction of two concrete box bridges over the Conasauga River Overflow (LM 0.01) and the Conasauga River (LM 0.14) including grading, drainage and paving: SR-74 (GA225/Spring Place Road) is closed to traffic for the duration of the project to replace two bridges between the GA/TN state line and MM 0.45. There are detour signs and message boards posted in GA and TN to assist motorists, and major delays are expected. Local traffic will be permitted, at all times, to access businesses and residential property within road closure area. However traffic will not be permitted to enter the active work area that is adjacent to the Conasauga River bridges. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience to motorists, businesses, residences, and property owners. TDOT and consultant staff will be available throughout the project to address any questions or concerns. Estimated project completion date is October 2013.
BRADLEY COUNTY, U.S. 74 (S.R. 311) traffic control equipment upgrade from I-75 to Blackburn Road in Cleveland: Work has begun on this contract. There may be shoulder closures at various times. In the future, lane closures may be required for work done at intersection. Lane closures will not take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 6AM – 8AM and 4PM – 6PM. Flaggers will assist will traffic control if required. Estimated completion date is December 2012.
CANNON / WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) grading, drainage, and construction of a concrete I beam bridge from near SR-281 in Cannon County to near SR-287 in Warren County. Work continues on this project. 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 December 2013.
CLAY COUNTY, SR-52 grading, drainage, and paving from west of existing SR-53 to existing SR-52: Traffic on SR-52 has been placed on the new alignment through project CNH199 at the Overton county line. This project ties to ours on the east end of our project. Traffic will continue through our project on the new alignment to existing SR- 52 at Shankey Hill. Traffic will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes just east of James White road. The speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph throughout this detour. Construction signs will be posted throughout the detour. Existing SR- 52 will be for local traffic only from Shankey Hill to east of Horse Creek Marina. Construction signs are posted on SR-52, SR-53 and James White Road. The contractor is currently performing grading and blasting operations north of existing SR-52 to South of SR-53. Traffic has been relocated onto new alignment of Pinkley Ave. at the entrance to the Cumberland River Hospital. Estimated project completion date is September 2014.
COFFEE COUNTY, State Industrial Access road serving Manchester Industrial Park, including grading, drainage, and paving: Work is underway on this project. Estimated project completion date is April 2013.
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) All lanes are open to traffic. The contractor will be addressing punchlist items.
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. Traffic will be switched to the new bridge and the old bridge will be removed from service. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles and equipment that may be entering or leaving the jobsite. 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.
GRUNDY COUNTY, SR-56 resurfacing from Stone Door Rd./Hege Avenue (LM 25.75) to the Collins River Bridge (LM 28.90): The contractor will have lane closures for cold planing and resurfacing activities. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is December 2012.
GRUNDY COUNTY, SR-56 resurfacing from south of Dogwood Manor Rd. (LM 14.05) to SR-50 (LM 20.16): The contractor will have lane closures for cold planing and resurfacing activities. Flaggers will assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is December 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 Mountain Boulevard): Weather permitting, the contractor will have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights from 7PM to 6AM to perform road work. They will also be working on retaining walls and bridges throughout the project area. The Manufacturers Road entrance ramp onto US 27 North has been closed until spring 2013 to allow for construction of several retaining walls and portions of new bridges. Detours are posted. The Manning Street entrance ramp to U.S. 27 North and the Manning Street and Whitehall Road exit ramps from U.S. 27 North have been permanently closed. On Thursday night, December 20 between 7PM and 6AM, the contractor will close the right lane on U.S. 27 South from the Signal Mtn. Blvd. entrance ramp to the Dayton Blvd. entrance ramp to switch traffic onto the new entrance ramp to U.S. 27 South. On Friday night, December 21 from 5AM to 6PM, the contractor will close Manning Street between the old entrance and exit ramps to U.S. 27 to set bridge girders. All work is weather permitting. Should inclement weather prevent work from being performed, it will be rescheduled to take place at the earliest possible time. During nighttime work, at least one lane will remain open in each direction. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. Estimated project completion date is December 2014.
HAMILTON COUNTY, Shallowford Road widening project from Gunbarrel Road to Jenkins Road, including grading drainage, and paving: The contractor will be laying pipe across the roadway at several locations. This work will be performed during the day on weekdays only. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is September 2013.
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 December 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 project is complete pending final inspection. Estimated project completion date is December 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. 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, paving, 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 has been relocated to the eastbound lanes of the new alignment through the entire project. Allen Circle has been opened. The speed limit for State Route 30 is posted at 45 MPH. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. There may be temporary lane closures at signal lights to install wires for vehicle detection. Estimated project completion is December 2012.
MCMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, paving, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and retaining wall from County Road 609 to the 4-lane section in Etowah: The contractor is moving utilities on this phase of the project. There may be temporary lane shifts and shoulder work. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion is November 2014.
MEIGS COUNTY, SR-30 relocation beginning east of the Tennessee River to west of SR-58: Work continues 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 project completion date is September 2013.
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 May 2013.
RHEA and MEIGS COUNTIES, SR-30 bridge repair over Tennessee River (LM 17.26): Work has begun on this project. Temporary traffic signals have been activated, and the bridge is down to one lane and controlled by the signals for the duration of the project. Estimated project completion date is April 2013.
VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 bridge construction of welded steel plate girder bridge from south of SR-30 to south of Manus Road, including grading, and paving: The contractor continues work on this project. Estimated project completion date is April 2013.
For more information contact:
Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer