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Weekly Construction Report for Parts of East and Middle Tennessee for March 26 - April 1, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 09:31am

BRADLEY COUNTY, I-75 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at the Exit 20 interchange (U.S. 64 Bypass East, U.S. 74 East, SR-311, APD-40) (LM 4.86) in Cleveland:  Work continues on this project.  The I-75 northbound on ramp at Exit 20 will be closed early Saturday morning, March 28, 2015 for no longer than 10 minutes at two different times as the Cleveland Utilities sub-contractor hangs fiber across the ramp.  Traffic has been shifted to the new temporary alignment at the I-75 southbound exit ramp and onto the first phase of the new bridge over I-75.  The contractor will be working on clearing and drainage and doing bridge work during this report period.  Any work requiring interstate lane closures is limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 7PM - 6AM.  Signs will be posted and flaggers will assist with traffic control if needed.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.  [Simpson Construction Co., Inc./WC/CNM118]

BRADLEY COUNTY, I-75 grading, drainage and paving with concrete northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 33, including the installation of traffic signals:  Work on this project continues.  Barrier rail has been installed on both the northbound and southbound ramps.  Paving operations are scheduled to begin during this report period.  Flaggers may be present during this time to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is June 2015.  [Greenstar, LLC/JM/CNN319]

BRADLEY COUNTY, U.S. 74 (SR-311, APD-40) construction of a new interchange between I-75 (Exit 20) and U.S. 11/64 (SR-2) at Stone Lake Extension in Cleveland:  Work on this project continues.  Drivers are urged to use caution and pay attention to construction signs in this area.   Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is October 2016.  [Talley Construction Co., Inc./WC/CNN307]

BRADLEY and HAMILTON COUNTIES, SR-317 resurfacing (thin-mix overlay) from the Hamilton County Line (LM 0.00) to SR-60 (LM 3.59):  Final inspection has been made.  Thermal (striping) work could possibly be done during this report period, with possible lane closures in Hamilton County, and some shoulder work may be done in Bradley County. Estimated project completion date is April 2015.  [Wright Brothers Const. Co./JM/CNN218]

CANNON / WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) paving from near SR-281 in Cannon County to Spring Valley Road in McMinnville, Warren County:  This project is substantially complete.  Punchlist items are being addressed at various locations.  All permanent signs have been installed.  All motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles on the project.  Estimated project completion date is April 2015.  [Highways, Inc./CP&JP/CNM127]

COFFEE COUNTY, I-24 grading, drainage and paving at the eastbound and westbound weigh stations from MM 117-115.5:  Each evening during this report period, the contractor will have one lane closed in each direction from mile marker 114 to mile marker 117 beginning at 6PM and ending by 6AM.  Crews will be setting barrier walls and clearing the median to prepare for construction of new crossovers.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures and one lane will remain open at all times.  Estimated project completion date is June  2015.  [Highways, Inc./CP/CNM143]

COFFEE COUNTY, I-24 resurfacing with Open Graded Friction Course on I-24 from near AEDC Road (LM 20.81/near MM 117) to the bridge over Betsy Willis Creek (LM 28.96/near MM 125) including bridge repair:   Work on this project continues.  In addition to resurfacing operations, this project includes bridge repair activities.  Most of this work will take place at night, with the exception of bridge repair activities.  Lane closures for bridge repair work will be allowed from 9PM Friday until 6AM on Monday.  On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9PM through Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6AM the contractor will be doing bridge repair work that will require a lane closure on I-24 East from mile marker 120 to mile marker 121.  This bridge repair work will take place for approximately five weeks.  The bridge repair work must be completed before resurfacing activities begin.  Once resurfacing begins, lane closures for resurfacing activities on the interstate will only be permitted between 7PM until 6AM Sunday through Thursday.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures and one lane will remain open at all times.  Estimated project completion date is August 2015.  [Rogers Group, Inc./CP/CNN305]

COFFEE COUNTY, U.S. 41 (SR-2) repair of bridge over Little Duck River (LM 13.68 R&L):  Work on this project is underway.  Temporary striping and barrier rail have been installed, and the bridge currently is down to only one 11’ lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of the project.  Estimated project completion is September 2015.  [Jamison Construction Co., Inc./CP/CNN002]

COFFEE, GRUNDY and MARION COUNTIES, I-24 expansion of rural TDOT SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) from MM 109 to MM 157:  Work on this project is underway.  There may be daytime or nighttime shoulder and short term lane closures throughout the project area as the contractor performs work for future traffic cameras and dynamic message signs.  Estimated completion date is May 2016.  [Stansell Electric Company, Inc./CP/CNN205]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-298 (Genesis Rd.) construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge over I-40 (MM 320) in Crossville, including grading, drainage, and paving (LM 2.23):  Work on this project continues.  The inside and outside shoulders of I-40 are closed for both the eastbound and westbound lanes at exit 320 (Genesis Road).  The speed limit for I-40 has been reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph for the duration of construction.  Scheduled work includes continuing Phase 1 grade work.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.  [Highways, Inc./DB/CNN117]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, U.S. 70 (SR-1) bridge repair over Caney Fork River (L.M. 6.36):  Work on this project continues.  Traffic control devices including construction signs and temporary traffic signals have been installed.  Traffic is reduced to one lane across the bridge to allow construction activities.  Horizontal lane width is reduced to 11’9”.  Estimated project completion date is June 2015.  [Mid-State Construction Inc./DB/CNN281]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, miscellaneous safety improvements on various local roads:  Contractor scheduled to begin work on project installing permanent signs, pavement markings, and guardrail.  Work activities will require intermittent lane closures on city/county roads.  Estimated project completion date is May 2015.  [Highway Markings, Inc./DB/CNN320] 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SIA route serving CoLinx LLC in Crossville:  Contractor activities include installation of construction signs and grade work.  Cox Avenue will be affected with intermittent day time lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is May 2015.  [Highways, Inc./DB/CNN268]

DeKALB COUNTY, SR-26 (U.S. 70) construction of a welded steel plate girder bridge and three retaining walls over the Caney Fork River and Sligo Road (LM 24.58):  This bridge replacement project continues.  During construction, the current bridge over the river will remain open to traffic until the new structure is constructed and able to carry traffic.  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is June 2016.  [Massman Construction Co./CS/CNM073]

HAMILTON COUNTY, South Crest Road Bridge repair project over I-24 (between MM 182.3 – 182.4) and East Main Street (Mid-State Construction Co, Inc.):  Work on this major bridge repair project on the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga continues. During the project, the bridge itself is closed, as well as the section of East Main Street beneath the bridge, while the contractor removes and replaces the bridge deck on the portion of the bridge directly overhead. This portion of the project is scheduled to be completed by this spring, at which time East Main Street will be reopened to traffic.  Detours will be posted for the duration of the project.  Additionally, there will be times during the project when work will require temporary lane closures on I-24 beneath the South Crest Road Bridge.  These interstate lane closures will only be allowed at nighttime on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 8PM and 5AM Eastern Time.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is August 2015.  [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./JM/CNN294]

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 Road/Boulevard):  This project is substantially complete and all lanes of traffic are open on U.S. 27.  Although there is still some work remaining on the overall project, there will be no more long-term lane closures on the U.S. 27 corridor within the project area.  However, although the travel lanes are open to traffic, there is still additional work to be done on U.S. 27, such as installing permanent pavement markings, and some work on the city streets within the project area, such as the paving of local roads and widening the off ramp from U.S. 27 North to Manufacturers Road.  From Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8PM until Monday, March 30 at 6AM, the exit ramp from U.S. 27 North to Manufacturers Road will be closed to allow the contractor to widen it to two lanes.  As the weather improves, we will complete the remaining temperature-sensitive items on the project.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is April 2015.  [Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc./JM/CNK233]

HAMILTON COUNTY, SR 317 (Apison Pike) the grading, drainage and paving on from Old Lee Highway (LM 5.58) to SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) (LM 7.84):  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will be clearing, grubbing and installing environmental measures.  The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Pattontown Road at Apison Pike is now temporarily closed to allow Eastside Utility District to install a waterline under the roadway and tie into the existing waterline.  A marked detour using Old Lee Hwy., Blue Bell Ave. and Bork Memorial Dr. will be in place during this work.  The waterline work is scheduled to be completed by April 2, 2015.  Estimated project completion date is May 2017. [Wright Brothers Const. Co. /KP/CNN279]

HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-320 (East Brainerd Rd.) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road:  Work on this project has started.  The contractor will be clearing and installing erosion control measures.  The contractor may have short-term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is June 2017. [Mountain State Contractors, LLC /KP/CNN383]

HAMILTON COUNTY, SR-317 (Bonny Oaks Drive) improvement of the intersection with Volkswagen Drive (LM 3.85) serving Volkswagen Group of America, including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project has started.  The contractor will be on eastbound Bonny Oaks Drive saw cutting, grinding and re-striping the roadway in order to install barrier rail and attenuators.  The contractor will also be installing erosion control measures.  The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is August 2015.  [Talley Construction Company, Inc. /KP/CNN304]

MARION COUNTY, Murphy Hollow Road at LM 0.07 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge over I-24 west of MM 165, including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  Interstate lane closures and traffic pacing will be permitted from 8PM to 6AM for the installation of temporary traffic control and beam erection operations.  One lane on I-24 will remain open during any interstate work that takes place.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.  [Dement Construction Company, LLC/CV/CNN183]

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:  Work continues on this project.  Traffic has been shifted onto the new traffic lanes from County Road 609 to west of County Road 523.  With this latest traffic shift, all traffic is now traveling on the newly-constructed traffic lanes from County Road 609 to the four lanes west of County Road 561.  Drivers are urged to use caution and pay attention to construction signs in this area.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is spring 2015.  [Highways, Inc./WC/CNL081]

MEIGS COUNTY, SR-30 relocation beginning east of the Tennessee River to west of SR-58:  Work on this project is substantially complete.  There will be few, if any, traffic disruptions from here on out until punchlist work is complete.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is April 2015.  [Charles Blalock & Sons/JM/CNK010]

MEIGS and RHEA COUNTIES, SR-60 bridge repair over Tennessee River (LM 3.10):  Work on this project continues.  The bridge is down to only one lane of traffic as repair work is performed on the bridge.  Traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public.  Estimated project completion is April 2015.  [Olympus Painting Contractors, Inc./JM/ CNM326]

PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-56 bridge repair over I-40 (LM 0.54):  Work on this project continues.  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as needed basis.  Flaggers will be on site to help with traffic control.  Interstate lane closures and traffic pacing will be permitted for bridge repair operations.  As weather allows during this report period, the contractor may have lane closures on I-40 East and West to begin to begin chipping concrete off outside beam.  Closures will be nightly from 8PM to 6AM.  This work is weather dependent and is subject to change.  One lane of I-40 in each direction will be maintained during these temporary closures.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion is June 2015.  [Jamison Construction, LLC/CS/CNN322]

PUTNAM COUNTY, SR-84 slide mitigation at LM 10.5 and LM 11.0, including grading drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor may have short-term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is July 2015.  [J&M Grading Division, LLC/CS/CNN169]

RHEA COUNTY, SR-378 bridge repair project over Little Richland Creek (LM 1.58):  Work on this project continues.  The contractor will completely replace the superstructure of the bridge, including installation of new beams, new deck, new rails, and new pavement.  Because of the scope of work on the narrow two-lane bridge, it will be closed for the duration of the project.  Detour routes are signed and marked.  Estimated project completion is May 2015.  [Simpson Construction Co., Inc./JM/CNN239]

RHEA COUNTY, State Industrial Access Road project serving General Shale Brick in Spring City, including grading, drainage and paving:  There are no lane closures required at this time, and traffic is not impacted by work on this project.  Estimated project completion is June 2015.  [J&M Grading Division, LLC./JM/CNN227]

VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road:  Work continues on this project. Utilities are currently being installed.  Grading and blasting operations continue and the contractor is hauling borrow material within the construction zone.  Motorists should expect delays.  Flaggers will be present during progression of work.  Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.  [Jones Bros., Inc. /CP&JP/CNM266]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Project completion date is June 2015.  [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./CS/CNN292]

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