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Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for September 20 - September 26, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 10:50am

BLEDSOE COUNTY, SR 101 (Lantana Road) bridge repair project over Beaver Dam Creek (LM 6.39):  The temporary signal has been removed and the bridge is now open to two lanes.  The contractor is currently working on punchlist items.  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):   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.  Hawk Street (east) is closed to through traffic.  The temporary road closure is necessary to excavate and build a box culvert across the proposed new alignment.  The contractor will be installing drainage pipe, box culvert, sidewalk, curb and gutter in the coming weeks.  Detour signs and message boards will be provided to assist motorists.  Estimated project completion date is Late Fall 2012.

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, 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:  The majority of the work is completed on this project.  Minimal interruptions are expected.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, State Industrial Access road serving Wacker Chemical Company, including grading, drainage and paving:  During this report period, there will be a detour on Lower River Road to allow the contractor to tie in the new road into the intersection.  Estimated project 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.  

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 contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to move equipment, and the bridge will periodically be down to one lane this week between the hours of 8AM and 2PM to allow the contactor to pour the concrete bridge deck.  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 a bridge at Poor House Ridge Road 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, 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.  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 also be entering and exiting SR-52 at new SR-52.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Traffic on James White Road has been switched to a newly aligned temporary detour utilizing the east bound lanes of new SR-52 from existing James White Road to existing SR-52.  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 September 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 project completion date is September 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 constructing the bridge.  The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project.  Estimated project completion date is October 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)  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.  Two-way traffic is being maintained on the existing bridge as construction activities are in progress for the new adjacent structure.  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. 

FRANKLIN County, SR-476 resurfacing (thin mix overlay) from Chestnut Ridge Rd. (LM 6.30) to SR-130 (LM 11.82): Work is underway on this project.  The contractor will be working during daylight hours.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

Hamilton County, I-24 resurfacing beginning at the Georgia State Line (LM 0.0/MM 171) to the bridge over Chattanooga Creek (LM 6.18/MM 177) including bridge deck repair: Paving and bridge repair work are complete.  There will be no lane closures during this report period.  Estimated project completion date is September 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 to perform road work.  They will also be working on retaining walls and bridges throughout the project area.  On Thursday, September 20 and Monday, September 24, the contractor will have a right lane closure on U.S. 27 North from the Whitehall Rd. slip ramp to the bridge over Signal Mtn. Blvd. between 7PM and 6AM to install new power lines over U.S. 27.  The Signal Mtn. Blvd. entrance ramp to U.S. 27 South will also be closed for this work.  Rolling road blocks will be used during this time.  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 the new bridges over the railroad and Manning Street.  Detours are posted.  The Manning Street and Whitehall Road exit ramps from U.S. 27 North have both been permanently closed.  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 October 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 November 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 operations.  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 demolished and Phase 2 is completed.  The contractor may have intermittent short-term lane closures to perform bridge work during non-peak hours.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is September 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:  During this report period, the contractor will be working on addressing punchlist items.  At least one 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 September 2012. 

Hamilton County, Daugherty Ferry Road construction of a concrete box beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving, over Sale Creek (LM 0.79):  The project to replace the truss bridge over Sale Creek is underway, and the contractor has closed Daugherty Ferry Road to traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project.  The detour route using Coulterville Road and Elesea Road will be clearly marked.  Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 

HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 11/64 (SR-2, Lee Highway) resurfacing from west of Artesian Circle (LM 20.67) to the Bradley County Line (L.M. 24.42):  During this report period the contractor will be performing permanent striping operations.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is October 2012. 

HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-17 (Glass Street/Bonny Oaks Drive) resurfacing from Campbell Street (LM 6.33) to SR-153 (LM 8.93); also SR-319 (Amnicola Hwy./Dupont Pkwy.) from SR-153 (LM 0.00) to Amnicola Highway (LM 2.01):  Paving and striping operations are complete on SR-17.  Striping operations on SR-319 will be underway during this report period.  This work will be done at night between the hours of 7PM and 6AM the following morning.  Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

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 September 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:  As this project nears completion, the contractor will require lane closures on I-24 throughout the project area to remove median concrete barrier rail and complete final paving.  At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.  These interstate lane closures 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, I-24 WB miscellaneous safety improvements between MM 137.68 and MM 138.02:  The contractor will have nighttime lane closures on Monday – Friday from 6PM – 6AM to perform safety upgrades.  At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.  THP will assist with traffic control.  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.  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 is temporarily closed for grade work.  The speed limit for State Route 30 is posted at 45 MPH.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  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 installing drainage pipes and 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. 

MEIGS COUNTY, SR-58 resurfacing from SR-68 (LM 26.88) to north of Old Ten Mile Road (LM 31.26):   Construction signs have been installed.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as the contractor continues with guardrail, snowplowable markers, rumble stripes, delineators and pavement marking activities.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

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. 

PICKETT COUNTY, SR-154 resurfacing from the Fentress County Line (LM 0.00) to the Scott County Line (LM 3.75):  Paving operation is completed.  Guardrail and shoulder stone operations will be conducted with flaggers being used to navigate the traffic through the project.  No lane closures are expected at this time.  Estimated project completion date is November 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 May 2013. 

POLK / McMINN COUNTY, SR-315 (Polk County) resurfacing with bituminous seal coat and microsurface from SR-30 (LM 0.00) to the Monroe County Line (LM 7.16); SR-39 (McMinn County) resurfacing with bituminous seal coat and microsurface from U.S. 411 (SR-33) (LM 15.17) to SR-310 (LM 22.52):  The contractor is planning to install constructions signs and start work this week.  The contractor is using a flagging operation to navigate construction equipment through the project.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-111 resurfacing from south of U.S. 70N (LM 5.25) to north of East 10th Street (LM 7.54):  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.  Estimated project completion date is November 2012. 

PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-56 resurfacing from south of I-40 (LM 0.56) to north of U.S. 70N (LM 2.92):  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.  Estimated project completion date is September 2012. 

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. 

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 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 November 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)  The project is complete.  Final records are being checked.  Estimated project completion date is September 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 September 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 bridge is open to traffic.  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 2012. 

WARREN COUNTY, SR-55 resurfacing from the SR-55 overpass (LM 0.00) to SR-56 (LM 3.19): The project will have one-lane traffic during daytime work hours.  Motorists should expect short delays.  Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is October 2012. 

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at SR-135 junction:  Estimated project completion date is November 2012.

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Jennifer A. Flynn
TDOT Region Two Community Relations Officer
Jennifer.Flynn@tn.gov
Office 423-510-1164
 

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