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Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2

January 11 - January 17, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 01:11pm

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 West near MM 326, construction of a truck climbing lane, including grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls and paving: The right shoulder will be closed for the duration of the project as grade work activities are in progress constructing the truck lane and outside shoulder. Base stone and underdrains have been installed. Contractor has submitted a cool weather paving plan for A-S and A mixes as conditions will allow. Both retaining walls are complete. Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Bradley / CNQ329]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Traffic control and erosion control measures are installed. Storm drain installation, box culvert construction, utility relocation, and grade work activities are in progress. Temporary lane closures and traffic stoppages may be needed to support grade work activities. Motorists should be alert for construction personnel and equipment along SR-101 Peavine Road. Estimated project completion date is November 2020. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Bradley / CNQ921]

CUMBERLAND, ROANE, and WHITE COUNTY miscellaneous safety improvements on various state routes and local roads: The contractor will be installing permanent signs and guardrail using portable signs and flaggers as needed. Estimated project completion date is May 2018. [Superior Traffic Control, Inc. / Bradley / CNR944]

FRANKLIN COUNTY SR-127 the construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over the Elk River (L.M. 6.21), including grading, drainage and paving: Work on this project continues. Estimated project completion date is October 2018. [Simpson Construction Company, Inc. / Hussein / CNR044]

FRANKLIN COUNTY SR-476 bridge repair over the Elk River (L.M. 3.39) and Hurricane Creek (L.M. 7.40): The project is in progress. RESTRICTIONS: The bridge is reduced to one 9-foot lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice. Estimated project completion date is October 2018. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc. / Hussein / CNQ930]

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 bridge repair over Pepper Hollow Branch (LM 31.24): Traffic reduced to one lane across bridge.  RESTRICTIONS: No wide loads. Estimated project completion date is April 2018. [Jamison Construction, LLC / Voiles / CNQ345]

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1: Work on this project continues. The project will result in a reconfiguration of the exit ramps and will combine both northbound exits (1A & 1B) into one, which will allow drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan Pkwy., and the intersection (I-75 NB off-ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan Pkwy.) is now controlled by a new traffic signal. Estimated project completion date is May 2018. [C.W. Matthews Contracting / City Of East Ridge / LCLPRGM]

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153/SR-319 (Hixson Pike) bridge repair on Hixson Pike over SR-153: Possible daytime lane closures on both SR153 & Hixson Pike to support punch list item work. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Mid-State Construction Company, Inc. / Micka / CNQ941]

HAMILTON COUNTY the tunnel cleaning of the McCallie Tunnel on U.S. 11 (US 64, SR-2), the Stringers Ridge Tunnel on U.S. 127 (SR-8), and the Bachman Tubes on U.S. 41 (U.S. 76, SR-8): No tunnel cleaning during reporting period. Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [ETI Environmental, Inc. / Micka / CNR223]

HAMILTON COUNTY U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge: Work on this project continues. The contractor has closed the 12th Street tie-in ramp to U.S. 27 South. This closure will be in place until April 2018. Traffic from 12th Street will be detoured to Carter Street and then to Westbound MLK where motorists may access the U.S. 27 South on-ramp. Detours are posted. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the detour signage posted. The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone is 45 MPH. Weather Permitting, the contractor will implement a lane/shoulder closures daily between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am. On Wednesday night, January 9, 2018, the contractor changed ramp configurations on U.S. 27 North between Martin Luther King Blvd. and 4th Street. These changes will affect the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd., and the off-ramp (Exit 1C) from U.S. 27 North to 4th Street. Traffic coming from downtown Chattanooga and using the on-ramp to U.S. 27 North from MLK Blvd. will be required to come to a complete stop at the top of the ramp. Traffic wishing to access 4th Street at Exit 1C from U.S. 27 North will now be directed to a new temporary exit ramp before crossing the 6th Street overpass. This new temporary exit ramp will be narrow and posted for 15 MPH. This new traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two months. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes due to the increased congestion between MLK Blvd. and 4th Street. The speed limit will also be reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on U.S. 27 North. The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the rest of the construction zone remains 45 MPH. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the signage posted. Thursday Night (January 11th) – 7PM to 6AM Temporary Left Lane Closure will be in place for Northbound US27 from I-24 to Martin Luther King Boulevard for Setting Beams over 12th Street. During this closure no ramp traffic will be affected. Weather permitting, the contractor may implement temporary lane/shoulder closures on weeknights between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on U.S. 27. THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary. RESTRICTIONS: I‑124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 10 feet.  Estimated project completion date is July 2019. [Dement Construction Company, LLC / Micka / CNP230]

MCMINN COUNTY I-75 resurfacing from near mile marker 39 to the SR-30 bridge near mile marker 49: Project is complete except for punchlist items that will be done in the Spring. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Curtis / CNR201]

MCMINN COUNTY SR-30, grading, drainage and paving on S.R. 30 from Jackson Street to east of Knight Road in Athens: No change of traffic patterns expected. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Talley Construction Company, Inc. / Micka / CNR078]

OVERTON COUNTY SR-52 grading, drainage, signals and paving from near Oakley-Allons Road (LM 6.58) to DR-111 (LM 10.23): J&M is waiting on adequate weather for Roger’s Group to complete paving on project. 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. Contract completion date is July 2018. Estimated project completion date is July 2018. [J & M Grading Division LLC / Hoskins / CNP114]

OVERTON COUNTY SR-84 bridge repair over branch (LM 10.16): The project is waiting on punchlist items to be completed. 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. Contract Completion date is November 2017. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Jamison Construction, LLC / Hoskins / CNQ940]

POLK COUNTY U.S. 64 (SR-40) construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Branch and TOHA Old Line railroad (LM 24.85), including grading, drainage and paving: There will be intermittent lane closures as the contractor works to cut the embankment for the retaining wall. Due to safety concerns at the intersection of Pinecrest Road and US64, Pinecrest Road intersection has been closed. There are posted detour signs for residents to get to their homes on Pinecrest Road. This road will be closed during the duration of the construction of the Retaining Wall on US64. Should be about 4-6 weeks weather permitting. Estimated project completion date is May 2019. [Talley Construction Company, Inc. / Curtis / CNQ900]

PUTNAM COUNTY grading, drainage and paving on a State Industrial Access road serving Institutional Wholesale in Algood: Work on this project continues. The contractor completed placement of asphalt binder and topping mix on mainline from Station 50+00 to 77+00 on Burton Branch Road and the topping tie ins for Dry Valley Road. The permanent pavement marking has now been completed. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speeds when entering the work zone and be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed to complete any remaining items. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Sorrelle / CNQ136]

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 grading, drainage, construction of two concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridges, signals and paving at Mine Lick Creek Road (MM 283/LM 15.56) and construction of a State Industrial Access Road (Mine Lick Creek Road) serving Project Victor, including grading, drainage and paving: Work on this project continues. The bridge at Exit 283 is currently open for Phase 1 traffic, allowing one lane of travel in each direction. Phase 2 of the bridge is currently closed with flexible drums and barricades. When exiting 283 westbound, the motoring public is able to access the intersection of Hawkins Crawford/Mine Lick Creek Road. Currently the south portion of the Local Interchange Connector Road is closed to traffic. The contractor is currently working to bring the southbound Phase 2 grading work to proper elevation. Following will be the placement of base stone and asphalt binder mixes. Texture coating and pressure washing operations for the week of January 7th thru January 11th have been postponed due to weather. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limits when entering the work zone and be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles. Estimated project completion date is April 2018. [Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. / Sorrelle / CNP247]

PUTNAM COUNTY Old Baxter Road bridge repair over I-40 (L.M. 2.89): Work on this project continues. The contractor will be installing the deck steel reinforcement during this period in preparation for the concrete deck pour. Barrier rail is installed on the inside and outside shoulders for bridge access. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and personnel. Estimated project completion date is May 2018. [Bell & Associates Construction, L.P. / Sorrelle / CNR066]

PUTNAM COUNTY SR-135 resurfacing from south of Jackson Street (LM 9.75) to north of SR-290 (LM 11.64): Work on this project continues. The contractor has completed mix placement for mainline SR135. The contractor is scheduled to begin placement of mix on the side roads beginning Tuesday morning, January 9th thru Thursday, January 11th. The contractor will utilize temporary lane closures in both directions during this time, work is expected to begin after 8:00AM. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. THP will be present during this time. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Sorrelle / CNR203]

REGION 2 Drainage Work: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to clean rock and debris from ditches on an as-needed basis. One lane will be maintained at all times. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [TDOT Operations / Maintenance / ]

REGION 2 Mowing and Brush Removal: There will be possible short-term lane and shoulder closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to perform contract mowing and brush removal on an as-needed basis. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [TDOT Operations / Maintenance / ]

REGION 2 on-call cable guardrail repair: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform cable barrier system repair. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times during any work that is performed. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [RMD Holdings, LTD DBA Nationwide Construction Group / Parnham / CNQ282]

REGION 2 On-call concrete repair on various interstates and state routes: No work Estimated project completion date is March 2018. [Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC / Voiles / CNQ327]

REGION 2 on-call guardrail repair: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform guardrail repair. These closures will take place on the interstate nightly from Sunday at 6:00 P.M. to Friday at 6:00 A.M. and daily on State Routes. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times on the Interstate, and flaggers will be present on State Routes during any work that is performed. Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [Cumberland Guardrail, Inc. / Parnham / CNR122]

REGION 2 on-call sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstates and state routes: Estimated project completion date is February 2018. [Blevins Enterprises, Inc. / Micka / CNQ328]

REGION 2 Pothole Repair and Pavement Patching: There will be possible short-term emergency lane closures at various locations in Region 2 in order to repair potholes and patch pavement on an as-needed basis. Depending on location and severity these repairs may be done during the day or at night. In addition to performing the work, regional Operations crews will also provide traffic control. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [TDOT Operations / Maintenance / ]

REGION 2 random on-call spray thermoplastic pavement marking on various interstate and state routes: Retroreflectivity testing is being scheduled at this time for the longline spray thermoplastic locations in several counties. The contractor has completed Call-Out 1 in Hamilton County with the exception of (2) locations which will be completed when weather permits. Call-Out 2 in Cumberland County is complete. No additional call-outs have been administered at this time. All motorist should use caution and be alert to construction personnel and equipment while testing is performed. Estimated project completion date is June 2018. [Whiteleaf LLC dba Traffic Solutions / Sorrelle / CNR052]

REGION 2 The on-call concrete pavement repair at various locations: Working on SR 111 at exit 289 and O'Conner Rd. Estimated project completion date is March 2018. [Palmertree Construction Company, LLC / Voiles / CNP327]

RHEA COUNTY SR-302 bridge repair over Clear Creek (LM 2.57): The temporary traffic lights have been removed and traffic is restored to two lanes. The balance of the work (punch list items) will be completed under flaggers operation. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Jamison Construction, LLC / Micka / CNQ104]

RHEA COUNTY The resurfacing on S.R. 68 from U.S. 27 (S.R. 29) (L.M. 8.33: All work completed on this project including punchlist items. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Rogers Group, Inc. / Micka / CNR205]

RHEA COUNTY U.S. 27 (SR-29) grading, drainage and paving at the intersection of SR-378 in Dayton (LM 6.53 - LM 6.80): Work on this project is nearing completion. The intersection is open to traffic and the new traffic signals are operational. Any more lane closures, if necessary, will be temporary. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Talley Construction Company, Inc. / Micka / CNR060]

VANBUREN COUNTY SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road: This project is complete pending final inspection. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Jones Bros., Inc. / Parnham / CNM266]

VANBUREN AND WHITE COUNTY miscellaneous safety improvements on various local roads in Van Buren County; miscellaneous safety improvements including high friction surface course on various local roads in White County: Final inspection was completed on September 12th for this contract. The contractor has several punchlist items remaining to complete this contract. The contractor has scheduled for the remaining punchlist items to be completed during this period. Estimated project completion date is January 2018. [Superior Traffic Control, Inc. / Sorrelle / CNQ265]

WARREN COUNTY SR-288 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee beam bridge over Collins River (LM 4.97), including grading, drainage and paving: Work on this project continues Work on Pier #2 Shaft 1 is ongoing; CSL Sonic Logging Testing on Pier #2 Shaft 1 is complete. The bridge is currently reduced to one 12-ft. lane to allow the contractor to construct the new bridge. While the bridge is down to one lane, traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public. Motorists should expect periodic delays and use caution in the work zone.  RESTRICTIONS: The bridge is currently reduced to one 12-ft. lane. Traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal. Estimated project completion date is October 2018. [Palmertree Construction Company, LLC / Parnham / CNQ270]

RESTRICTIONS

FRANKLIN - CNQ930: The bridge is reduced to one 9’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.

GRUNDY - CNQ345: No wide loads

HAMILTON - CNP230: I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 10 feet

WARREN - CNQ270: The bridge is currently reduced to one 12-ft. Traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones,
regardless of lane closure activity.

Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors. Most
work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather.

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