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TDOT to Conduct Bridge Deck Work on SR-153 Bridge over SR-58/SR-17 in Hamilton County

Weekend Lane Closures Planned
Friday, October 11, 2019 | 12:25pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As part of the ongoing SR-153 resurfacing project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will be performing work on the SR-153 bridge over SR-58/SR-17 this weekend. The work will consist of bridge deck repair, joint replacement and installation of high friction surface treatment. The work will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 11, 2019 and end by 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 14, 2019.

The contractor will begin work by closing the two inner lanes in both directions on the SR-153 bridge over SR-58/SR-17. Once all materials have set properly on the two inner lanes, the contractor will reopen them to traffic and begin work on the two outer lanes in both directions. This portion of the work may require the closure of the exit ramps to SR-58/SR-17. If so, detours will be posted. As soon as all the materials have set properly on the two outer lanes, all lanes and ramps will be reopened to traffic.

This bridge deck repair is part of the SR-153 resurfacing project from north of Shallowford Road (LM 2.6) to north of SR-58/SR-17 (LM 4.8). The contractor for the $2.6-million project is Wright Brothers Construction Co., Inc., and the estimated project completion date is November 15, 2019.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution in the area as this work is taking place and pay close attention to construction and detour signage.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages. As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. To learn more, go to the website at www.tn.gov/tdot/work-with-us.

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