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Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 February 01 - 07, 2018

Thursday, February 01, 2018 | 11:59am

CLAY COUNTY SR-52 slope repair at log mile 12.5: TDOT maintenance forces are repairing a slope failure on SR-52 in Moss. The road is one lane and traffic flow is controlled by a signal. TDOT Maintenance forces have stabilized the slide and are working with the local utility company to relocate a line once weather permits. Once this is completed, TDOT forces will complete the slide repair. Both lanes should be open to traffic by February 28, 2018.  Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Operations/Bonar/MAINT]

 

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, guardrail, and other traffic control devices using portable signs and flaggers as needed. Estimated project completion date is May 2018.
[Superior Traffic Control, Inc./Bradley/CNR944]

 

FENTRESS COUNTY The construction of an acceleration lane on SR28 (L.M. 21.00) and safety improvements from near the Jamestown City limits (L.M. 20.78) to the Picket County line (L.M. 33.58): Pre-construction conference occurred 01/23/2018. Contractor has been on site this week staking signs for Tennessee One Call to be performed. Intermittent work is likely to occur and motorists should obey posted speed limit and watch for construction personnel present. Estimated project completion date is October 2018.
[Superior Traffic Control, Inc./Moore/CNR144]

 

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. RESTRICTIONS: bridge will be reduced to one 10.5’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice. 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’ 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: Traffic is reduced to one lane across bridge. 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. The contractor is planning on January 31st and February 1st (weather pending) on closing the existing I-75 NB Off-Ramp Exit 1B and re-signing I-75 NB traffic unto the new I-75 NB Exit 1 ramp. Traffic delays will be minimal but the new intersection (I-75 NB off Ramp and SR-8/Camp Jordan will be controlled by a new traffic signal).  Estimated project completion date is May 2018.
[C.W. Matthews Contracting/City Of East Ridge/LCLPRGM]

 

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. New ramp configurations were implemented on the northbound lanes of US 27 between MLK Blvd. and Fourth Street. These changes affected 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. is now 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 is now directed to a new temporary exit ramp before crossing the 6th Street overpass. This new temporary exit ramp is narrow and posted for 15 MPH. This new traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two weeks. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes due to the increased congestion between MLK Blvd. and 4th Street. The speed limit has also been 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.  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. Estimated project completion date is July 2019. [Dement Construction Company, LLC / Micka / CNP230] RESTRICTIONS: I 124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 11 feet. Estimated project completion date is January 2020.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-153/SR-319 (Hixson Pike) bridge repair on Hixson Pike over SR-153: The contractor will implement lane closures for SR153 during non-peak hours (9AM to 3PM) beginning Monday 2/5 thru Friday 2/9. There will also be possible lane closures on Hixson Pike for the period from 2/5 to 2/9. These lane closures will not be restricted to non-peak hours. Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNQ941]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-320 (East Brainerd Road) grading, drainage, installation of signals, construction of seven retaining walls and paving from east of Graysville Road to east of Bel-Air Road: During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 9AM-2PM. This work may affect either direction of East Brainerd Road or side streets from Graysville Road to Bel-Air Road. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is June 2018.
[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Pruett/CNN383]

 

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 scheduled until 2/21 & 2/22, weather permitting Estimated project completion date is June 2018.
[ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223]

 

HAMILTON COUNTY U.S. 11 (SR-2/Brainerd Rd.) resurfacing from McCallie Tunnel (LM 11.83) to east of Moore Rd. (LM 13.85): During this report period, the contractor will have intermittent lane closures between 6AM-4PM Sunday February 4 thru Friday February 9. The contractor will be adjusting manholes and installing striping. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times. This work may affect either direction of Brainerd Road or side streets from Moore Rd. to the McCallie tunnel.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Pruett/CNR218]

 

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 February 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:  Work on this project continues.  This project will upgrade SR-30 from a four-lane lane divided roadway to a five-lane urban-type roadway (two lanes in each direction with continuous center turn lane) and include curb, gutter and ADA-compliant sidewalks on both sides throughout the project area.  The contractor has implemented the first phase traffic shift.  The eastbound lanes are closed to traffic, and all traffic is using the existing westbound lanes, which have been marked and signed as a two-lane undivided highway from east of Jackson Street to east of Knight Road.  Crossovers to businesses are reduced, but all businesses remain accessible.  The first phase traffic shift is estimated to remain in effect through January 2019. Estimated project completion date is October 2019.
[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 Rogers 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. Estimated project completion date is July 2018.
[J & M Grading Division LLC/Moore/CNP114]

 

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 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. 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 on the bridge have been postponed due to temperatures. The contractor will have temporary lane closures on the SIA/Academy Road to complete installation of the cross drains at various locations including Mike Maxwell Road and Heartland Lane followed by the installation of side drains during this period. The contractor completed grinding on the eastbound off ramp today and replaced the temporary pavement markings. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limits when entering the work zone and be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control. Estimated project completion date is April 2018. [Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc./Sorrelle/CNP247]

 

RHEA COUNTY SR-302 bridge repair over Clear Creek (LM 2.57): There could be lane closures, supported by a flagging operation, beginning Monday, 2/5/2018 & ongoing until further notice. This is necessary to complete punch list activity. Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Jamison Construction, LLC/Micka/CNQ104]

 

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 February 2018.
[Jones Bros., Inc./Parnham/CNM266]

 

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 is ongoing. 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: One lane bridge. Lane width 12 feet. Estimated project completion date is October 2018.
[Palmertree Construction Company, LLC/Parnham/CNQ270]

 

REGION 2 On-call concrete repair on various interstates and state routes: Currently working on SR 111 sealing shoulders on the exit ramps at exit 289 in Sparta. Work will then progress to Exit 290 on I 40 in Cookeville then to Exit 320 in Crossville on I40, and will finish up at exit 97 off of I24 in coffee county. Work should be complete by February 2. 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 preventative and unscheduled maintenance of Chattanooga SmartWay Intelligent Transportation System: The contractor may have short term shoulder and/or lane closures in order to perform preventative or unscheduled maintenance to the local Smartway I.T.S. system. Work hours are 9AM to 3:30PM. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is October 2019.
[NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Pruett/CNQ287]

 

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance 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.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/]

 

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance 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.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/]

 

REGION 2 TDOT Maintenance 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.
[TDOT Operations/Maintenance/]

 

REGION 2 The on-call cable barrier repair on various interstate and state routes.: The contractor may have short term shoulder closures in order to perform cable rail repair. Both travel lanes will remain open to traffic at all times on the Interstate during any work that is performed. Estimated project completion date is December 2018.
[RMD Holdings, LTD DBA Nationwide Construction Group/Parnham/CNR262]

 

RESTRICTIONS

FRANKLIN - CNR044: bridge will be reduced to one 10.5’ lane and controlled with a temporary traffic signal until further notice.

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

GRUNDY - CNQ345: Traffic is reduced to one lane across bridge. No wide loads.

HAMILTON - CNP230: I 124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th Street Off Ramp. No oversize/over-dimensional loads. Width Limit is 11 feet.

WARREN - CNQ270: One lane bridge. Lane width 12 feet.

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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