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Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 February 22 - 28, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 09:32am

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. The utility line has been relocated and we are currently waiting for the site to dry and weather to change before completing work. Both lanes should be open by March 16, 2018.  Estimated project completion date is March 2018.
[Operations/Bonar/MAINT]

 

COFFEE COUNTY U.S. 41 (S.R.2) resurfacing of Hillsboro Blvd. from east of Hendrixson Drive to the bridge over I-24: Weather permitting the contractor will begin working on the ADA ramps at this time. Estimated project completion date is May 2018.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Hussein/CNR198]

 

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]

 

DEKALB COUNTY Utility Work on SR096 / Wolf Creek Road: There will be lane closures in both directions approximately 300 feet west of Center Hill Dam on the north side of the dam. Flaggers will be present and flagger signage will be used for lane closure operations. The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 35 MPH. Lane closures will take place between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM beginning Thursday, February 15, 2018 and estimated completion date of March 2, 2018. [USACE]

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 TDOT Maintenance on I-24 West from MM 132 to MM 130.5:  On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 TDOT crews will repair a section of pavement in the fast lane, repair median catch basins, and replace glare screens.  This work will be done during non-peak hours.[Operations/MAINT]
 

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 bridge repair over Pepper Hollow Branch (LM 31.24): Contractor will be removing existing structure. RESTRICTIONS: Bridge reduced to one lane, 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 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.
               Weather permitting on Thursday, February 22, 2018, the contractor will implement a temporary nighttime right lane closure on US-27 North from I-24 to the Olgiati Bridge, from 7pm to 6am. During this time, the US-27 North off-ramp (Exit 1C) to 4th Street will be temporarily closed.  Traffic will be detoured using the US-27 North off-ramp (Exit 1B) to MLK Boulevard and then to Broad Street. Also, the West MLK Boulevard on-ramp to US-27 North will be temporarily closed, and traffic will be detoured using Chestnut Street to the 4th Street on-ramp to US-27 North. These changes will affect the on-ramp to US-27 North from MLK Boulevard, and the off-ramp (Exit 1C) from US 27 North to 4th Street. Traffic coming from downtown Chattanooga and using the on-ramp to US-27 North from MLK Boulevard will be required to come to a complete stop at the top of the ramp and will have a limited acceleration lane to merge on to the highway. Traffic wishing to access 4th Street at Exit 1C from US-27 North will now be directed to a new temporary exit ramp after 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 until this Fall. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes due to the increased congestion between MLK Boulevard and 4th Street. The speed limit will continue to be posted for 35 MPH between Main Street and 4th Street on US 27 North. The speed limit on US 27 in the rest of the construction zone will remain 45 MPH. Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the construction zone and pay close attention to the signage posted.
               On Wednesday February 28th, 2018, the contractor will implement a nighttime temporary left lane closure on Northbound US27 from I-24 to the Main Street overpass, from 7PM to 6AM, for setting bridge beams.

               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.
               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 11 feet. Estimated project completion date is January 2020.
[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

 

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): The nighttime cleaning operation of McCallie Tunnels, Stringers Ridge Tunnel, and Bachman Tubes occurs between 8PM-6AM. Tunnels will be closed during cleaning, and detours will be marked accordingly as each tunnel is cleaned. Estimated project completion date is June 2018.
[ETI Environmental, Inc./Micka/CNR223]

 

MCMINN COUNTY SR-30, grading, drainage and paving on S.R. 30 from Jackson Street to east of Knight Road in Athens: 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.  Estimated project completion date is October 2019.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNR078]

 

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]

 

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. Estimated project completion date is May 2019.
[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Curtis/CNQ900]

 

POLK COUNTY U.S. 64 (SR-40) from mm 13 to mm 17: TDOT crews are in the process of removing and replacing 15 deteriorating cross drains on U.S. 64 in Polk County between log miles 13 and 17. During this report period, they are scheduled to replace pipes 8-10 out of 15, weather permitting. This work will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST on weekdays and will require intermittent lane closures as the work progresses. This work is being performed ahead of a resurfacing project on U.S. 64 that is scheduled to begin this spring. This four-mile section of U.S. 64 is in the Ocoee River Gorge and the work will affect traffic coming to and from the Copper Basin area. Log mile 13 is located adjacent to the commercial take out at Caney Creek and log mile 17 is a half-mile west of the Ocoee 2 Dam/Rogers Branch River Access. After the cross drains have been replaced, the riding surface will be rougher than before. Crews will monitor and mitigate these areas until the resurfacing project begins this spring.  Estimated project completion date is March 2018.
[Operations/MAINT]

 

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 and Tennessee Ave are currently closed with flexible drums and barricades. Texture coating and pressure washing operations on the bridge have been postponed due to weather. One lane of travel in each direction is open on Tennessee Ave through the intersection of Hawkins Crawford/Mine Lick Creek Road. The contractor is currently working on grading operations at the intersection of Lee Seminary Rd (2) and Phase 2 of Tennessee Ave. Following the completion of grading operations will be the placement of base stone and asphalt binder mixes. All side drains have been installed along the SIA Academy Rd at various driveway and field entrance locations. Upcoming work on the SIA Academy Rd will include the installation of 18” RCP at Heartland Ln and Mike Maxwell Rd. This work may result in temporary lane closures along Tennessee Ave and the SIA Academy Rd. Motorists are advised to observe the posted speed limits when entering the work zone and to be alert to construction personnel, equipment and vehicles. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic control as needed. Temporary pavement markings have been re-striped throughout the project due to fading caused by inclement weather. 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 constructing the concrete bridge rail and installing permanent drain systems on the south end of the bridge. Barrier rail is installed on the inside and outside shoulders of I-40 eastbound and westbound for construction 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 Utility Work on SR136 / Washington Avenue: There will be a NB lane closure for ongoing sewer repair work from 7am-4pm, beginning February 16, 2018. The work zone is between 17th Street and Jere Whitson Road. Closure of one lane with two travel lanes remaining open. Motorists should be alert for utility personnel and equipment. Estimated completion date of March 2, 2018.

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 along mainline SR135 and intersecting side roads. The contractor will continue to raise and adjust existing utilities when weather permits the placement of concrete collars. Once utilities are adjusted, the contractor will begin addressing the permanent pavement markings and remaining detail work. The contractor will utilize temporary lane closures in one or both directions during this time. Pavement marking will utilize mobile operations to complete portions of work. Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control. Substantial work has been completed on the project and remaining punch list items are to be completed when weather permits. Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Rogers Group, Inc./Sorrelle/CNR203]

 

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 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/R2MAINT]

 

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/R2MAINT]

 

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/R2MAINT]

 

REGION 2 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]

 

REGION 2 on-call guardrail repair on various interstate and state routes: 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 on-call concrete pavement repair on various interstates and state routes: Weekend lane closure tentatively planned for Friday Feb 23 at 9PM EST - Monday February 26th at 6 AM EST. Work will be on I 24 in Hamilton County at the Ridge-cut at mm 182.0 - 184.0. The two right lanes will be closed and I 24 will be reduced to 1 lane from 9 PM until approximately 2 PM Saturday. Once repairs are made and concrete is poured then the middle lane will be opened to traffic and just the right lane will be closed. The right lane will be opened no later than 6 AM Monday morning or sooner if the concrete passes strength tests.  RESTRICTIONS: no wide loads through the ridge cut at mm 182.0 - 184.0. Estimated project completion date is March 2018.
[Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC/Voiles/CNQ380]

 

REGION 2 on-call sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstates and state routes: There will be mobile lane closures to support sweeping operations on regional interstates and state routes. Hours of operation will be Sunday - Thursday (8:00 PM to 6 AM) Estimated project completion date is February 2018.
[Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNQ328]

 

REGION 2 random on-call spray thermoplastic pavement marking on various interstate and state routes: Reflectivity testing will be performed this week on portions of the work on this project completed previously. Brief and intermediate stoppages of traffic will occur along the tested state routes in Region 2. Motorists should be alert to construction vehicles and equipment, if encountered. Estimated project completion date is June 2018.
[Whiteleaf LLC dba Traffic Solutions/Sorrelle/CNR052]

 

RESTRICTIONS

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

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

GRUNDY COUNTY - CNQ345: Bridge reduced to one lane, no wide loads.

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

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

REGION 2 - CNQ380: no wide loads through the ridge cut at mm 182.0 - 184.0.

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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