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Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 (Mar. 26 - Apr. 1, 2020)

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 01:23pm

DISTRICT 27

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Construction of a truck climbing lane EB near MM 339, including grading, drainage, and paving: Construction signs, guardrail (westbound), and portable barrier rail (eastbound) have been installed on I-40. The contractor continues grade work and drainage activities in the median behind portable barrier rail. Motorists should use caution and be aware of construction personnel in the work zone and equipment that will be entering/exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.

[Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc./Bradley/CNS298]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY I-40 Resurfacing from the SR-101 ramp (LM 18) to east of SR-1 (US-70) (LM 24.6): The   I-40 eastbound and westbound bridges at MM 327 In Cumberland County have been re-opened to two lanes of traffic. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNT364]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY Utility Work on SR-1 (WEST AVE.) in both directions from LM 14.17 to LM 14.63: Mobile lane closures will occur in both directions between Stanley Street and just beyond Park Street as crews transition the work zone. Signage, cones, and flaggers will be present between 8 AM to 3 PM with an estimated completion of 04/06/20.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-1 (US-70) Emergency slope stabilization near LM 26.6: Construction signs, portable barrier rail, and temporary traffic signals have been installed. SR-1 (US-70) will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Godsey Road and Renegade Mountain Parkway while slope stabilization activities are in process. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and pay attention to temporary traffic signals as they travel through the work zone.

[Twin K Construction/Bradley/CNT234]

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-101 (Peavine Road) Grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Motorists should use caution while driving along Peavine Road and be alert for shifts in traffic patterns. The posted speed limit has been reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH within the work zone. Temporary lane closures and/or traffic stoppages may be needed as construction activities continue. Motorists should reduce speed on Peavine Road and be alert for construction personnel/equipment entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Bradley/CNQ921]

DEKALB AND WARREN COUNTY SR-56 Construction of bridges and paving from south of Warren-DeKalb County (LM 24.5) line to East Bryant St (LM 2.9): The contractor will continue installing concrete box culverts and drainage structures. Grade work and utility work on the new roadway alignment are ongoing. No change in traffic patterns, traffic is still using the existing SR-56. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction equipment adjacent to roadway. Flaggers may be present to move equipment across the roadway, unload equipment, or complete utility work.  Estimated project completion date is May 2022.

[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/McMinnville/CNT011]

FENTRESS AND OVERTON COUNTY SR-85 Emergency slide repairs at various locations: The contractor continues work on the Overton County side of SR-85 and the road remains closed from LM 17.5 to LM 22.2. This closure will remain in effect until the project completion scheduled for 09/30/2020. The Fentress County portion of SR-85 remains open to through traffic. A detour route remains in place for Overton SR-85 and motorists are encouraged to continue using the detour route until the road is opened. Estimated project completion date is September 2020.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNT154]

OVERTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-52 (GARRETT-MAYNORD HWY.) in both directions from LM 5.3 to LM 5.3: A short term stationary lane closure will occur for an aerial line crossing over SR-52. Advanced warning signs, signage, and flaggers will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and expect a short delay between 8 AM and 3 PM with an estimated completion date of 04/01/20.

OVERTON COUNTY SR-294 Bridge repair over Big Eagle Creek (LM 1.39): The lane closure at LM 1.39 remains in effect and the contractor continues work on the bridge deck. The lane closure will remain until project completion scheduled for 06/15/20. During the closure, a temporary signal system will remain in place. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and move slowly through the work zone when the signal light allows. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route.  Estimated project completion date is June 2020.

[W and O Construction Company, Inc./Moore/CNT243]

OVERTON COUNTY S.I.A. Grading, drainage and paving on Oak Hill Road from Rickman Road to near SR-111: Oak Hill Road is currently closed to through traffic. This closure is scheduled to remain in place until project completion scheduled for 06/30/20. The closure of Oak Hill Road will begin just past the Tanimura Plant entrance and end at first entrance of Fitzgerald's Plant. During the closure, motorists wishing to access Tanimura Plant should do so from the SR-111 side; motorists wishing to access Fitzgerald's should do so from Old SR-42/Rickman Road. A detour route will be in place along SR-293 allowing motorists to bypass Oak Hill Road. Estimated project completion date is June 2020.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Moore/CNT017]

PUTNAM COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on I-40 in both directions from MM 280 to MM 291: TDOT Maintenance will be intermittently closing one lane of I-40 from MM 280 to MM 291 in both directions for pothole patching between 9 AM and 4 PM on 03/26/20.

PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-135 (S. WILLOW AVE.) in both directions from LM 9.7 to LM 8.4: Lane closures will occur between I-40 and State Street with signage, barrels and cones in place. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Traffic may be reduced to a single lane in some locations between 9 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday with estimated completion date of 06/30/20

PUTNAM COUNTY Utility Work on SR-136 (S. JEFFERSON AVE.) in both directions from LM 2.4 to LM 2.7: Trucks, signage and flaggers will be present for work along S. Jefferson Ave. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM and from 02/10/20 through 04/01/20.

WHITE COUNTY Grading, drainage and paving at Airport Rd. leading up to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport: Construction signs and portable barrier wall have been installed throughout the project. The contractor will be working on grading and drainage behind the portable barrier rail along Airport Rd. Temporary traffic stoppages may be needed as construction progresses. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. Estimated project completion date is June 2020.

[Rogers Group, Inc./Cookeville/CNT259]

 

DISTRICT 28

BLEDSOE COUNTY SR-28 Slope stabilization in Bledsoe County near LM 28.8: The contractor is working on SR-28 north from LM 28.7 to 28.9. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal. Large trucks heading South on SR-28, down the mountain are encouraged to use extreme caution. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.

[Twin K Construction/Voiles/CNT924]

FRANKLIN COUNTY Utility Work on SR-127 (AEDC RD.) in both directions from LM 4.1 to LM 4.5: Intermittent lane closures will occur between the Scenic View Golf Course and Paynes Church Rd. Signage and flaggers will be present. Motorists should be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM with an estimated completion date of 04/30/20.

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-108 Repair of the bridge over Branch (LM 28.2): Work continues on this project. A temporary traffic signal has been installed reducing the roadway to one, 10 ft. travel lane. The lane closure will remain until project completion scheduled for 05/31/21. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be alert of all traffic signage, personnel, and equipment. RESTRICTIONS: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route.  Estimated project completion date is May 2021.

[Jamison Construction/Hussein/CNT397]

GRUNDY COUNTY SR-56 Slide repair from LM 25.9 to LM 26.1: Traffic will be reduced to one lane on SR-56 with traffic signals in place while roadway repairs are being completed. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.

[TDOT/Miner/MAINT]

MARION COUNTY TDOT Contractor on SR-2 (HWY. 41) in both directions at LM 30.9: Beginning on 03/26/20, traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary signal for slide repairs.

MARION COUNTY Utility Work on I-24 westbound from MM 161 to MM 152: On 03/26/20, a rolling roadblock will take place between 9 AM and 12 PM to facilitate a fiber line pull.

MARION COUNTY Utility Work on SR-150 (US-41) in both directions from LM 2.98 to LM 11.51: Lane closures will occur along SR-150 with signage, flaggers, barrels and cones. Motorists should use caution and be aware of personnel and equipment when traveling through the work zones. Traffic may be reduced to a single lane in some locations for aerial crossings between 8 AM and 2 PM, with an estimated completion date of 05/19/20.

MARION COUNTY SR-2 (US-64, US-72, US-41) Emergency slope stabilization between LM 25.20 and LM 26.40: The contractor will continue to maintain one lane of travel open to traffic with the restriction of all wide loads. Traffic signals are installed and will remain in place until the project is complete. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and be alert to construction personnel and equipment. RESTRICTIONS: Restriction of all wide loads will remain in place until project is complete.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Hussein/CNT229]

MARION COUNTY SR-27 Emergency slope stabilization near LM 26.6: The contractor is working on SR-27 from LM 25 to 26. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal. Large trucks heading South on SR-27, down the mountain are encouraged to use extreme caution. Estimated project completion date is July 2020.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Voiles/CNT926]

VANBUREN COUNTY SR-30 Slope stabilization in Van Buren County near LM 16.1: The contractor is working on SR-30 north from LM 15.9 to 16.3. The roadway will be reduced to one lane controlled by a traffic signal. Large trucks heading West on SR-30, down the mountain are encouraged to use extreme caution. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.

[Twin K Construction/Voiles/CNT924]

WARREN COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-1 (W. MAIN ST.) in both directions at LM 10.44: TDOT bridge repair crews will be sealing the pavement on the W. Main St. (SR-1) bridge over SR-55 at LM 10.44 on 03/31/20 from 9 AM until 3 PM. Traffic control will be in place for this work.

WARREN COUNTY SR-288 Construction of a concrete bulb-tee beam bridge over Collins River (LM 4.97), including grading, drainage and paving: Both lanes of the bridge are now open. Motorists should use caution in the work zone and watch for workers. If necessary, flaggers may be present to complete any remaining work. Estimated project completion date is March 2020.

[Palmertree Construction Company, LLC/McMinnville/CNQ270]

 

DISTRICT 29

BRADLEY COUNTY Utility Work on SR-2 (N. LEE HWY.) southbound from LM 14.91 to LM 15.05: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between Anatole Ln NW and 56th Street NW. Signage and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 3 PM from 03/23/20 through 04/06/20.

BRADLEY COUNTY SR-308 Installation of signals at the intersection of Walker Valley Road (LM 6.3): During this reporting period, the contractor will be installing strain poles and new signal heads over SR-308. This work will require temporary lane closures on SR-308. Flaggers will be used in the work zone to assist with traffic control. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed in the work zone. Estimated project completion date is April 2020.

[Stansell Electric Company, Inc./Wagner/CNT276]

HAMILTON COUNTY I-75 at I-24 Interchange Reconstruction: Motorists are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting project. Phase 1 traffic shifts have been implemented. Traffic should expect multiple lane shifts traveling through the interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM at the following locations: I-75 NB MM 1, I-75 SB MM 3 and I-24 EB MM 184.0 Traffic pacing may occur throughout interchange Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 9 PM and 6 AM. Additionally, there may be intermittent shoulder closures at various locations for access to the median and roadside areas. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH throughout the interchange.

[C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc./Blevins/DB1801]

HAMILTON COUNTY US-27 (I-124) Widening from I-24/US-27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge: Work on this project continues with activities occurring on the west side of southbound US-27. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles entering and leaving the area along the access ramps for east and westbound M. L. King Boulevard. The speed limit for the access ramp is 35 MPH. The southbound ramp from W. Main St. to southbound US-27 has been temporarily closed and will remain so until further notice. Detours are posted. Motorists should pay close attention to the detour signage posted. The speed limit on US-27 in the construction zone remains 45 MPH. Weather permitting; the contractor may implement temporary lane/shoulder closures on weeknights between the hours of 7 PM and 6 AM. At least one lane will remain open in each direction on US-27. RESTRICTIONS: I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: On oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1B East Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp: No oversized/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd.: No oversized/over dimensional loads.

[Dement Construction Company, LLC/Micka/CNP230]

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Bridge Maintenance on SR-2 (LEE HWY.) in both directions from LM 16.95 to LM 17.0: TDOT bridge repair crews will be repairing the joints and sealing the pavement on the Lee Highway (SR-2) bridge over SR-153 at LM 16.95 on 03/25/20 to 03/26/20 from 9 AM until 3 PM. Traffic control will be in place.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on I-24 both directions from MM 171 to MM 179: Daytime, mobile, shoulder closures will occur to support surveying activities.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Maintenance on US-127 (SR-8/SIGNAL MOUNTAIN BLVD.) both directions from LM 14 to LM 16.5: On Monday 03/30/20 and Tuesday 03/31/20, there will be one lane closed alternatively on US‑127 (SR-8/Signal Mountain Blvd.) from 9 AM to 3 PM for a surveying operation to allow TDOT survey crews to locate and mark areas for future drilling by a geotechnical contractor. The work area is from SR‑27/Suck Creek Rd. to past Shoal Creek Rd.

HAMILTON COUNTY TDOT Contractor on US-127 (SR-8/SIGNAL MOUNTAIN BLVD.) both directions from LM 14 to LM 16.5: Beginning on Wednesday 04/01/20, geotechnical contract crews will begin conducting drilling operations to evaluate the roadway for a future improvement project. These operations are estimated to continue on weekdays during daytime hours for approximately five weeks. The contractor will begin work at 9AM each day and work as long as possible. There are ten sites between SR-27/Suck Creek Rd. to past Shoal Creek Rd. that the contactor will be investigating during this time period. During drilling operations, the roadway will be temporarily reduced to one lane. Drivers are encouraged to be patient and alert as they travel through the work zone.  Estimated completion date is May 2020. [S&ME]

HAMILTON COUNTY Utility Work on SR-17 (DODSON AVE.) in both directions from LM 4.03 to LM 4.03: Shoulder and single lane closures will occur between Citico Ave and Blackford St. Signage, flaggers and cones will be present. Motorists should use caution through the area and be aware of personnel and equipment between 9 AM and 2 PM with an estimated completion of 03/27/20.

HAMILTON COUNTY SR-317 (Apison Pike) Improvement project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to east of Layton Lane: All routes are open with only intermittent flagging for material, equipment, and tree cutting activities. Estimated project completion date is June 2025.

[Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT336]

MCMINN COUNTY SR-30, Grading, drainage and paving on SR-30 from Jackson Street to east of Knight Road in Athens: This project continues in phase 2 of construction. All traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction with a turning lane provided at intersections and business entrances.

[Talley Construction Company, Inc./Micka/CNR078]

MEIGS COUNTY SR-58 Repair of bridge over Hiwassee River (LM 5.22): During this report period, the contractor will have the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals. Additional flaggers will be on site as needed.

[Mid-State Construction Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT103]

POLK COUNTY SR-40 (US-64) Repair of bridges over North Potato Creek (LM 26.93): During this reporting period, the contractor will be working on the installation of a new concrete overlay on the westbound bridge and new approach slabs on the eastbound bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on US-64 for the duration of this work. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and use caution in the work zone due to reduced lane widths. RESTRICTIONS: 12 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Westbound 14 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Eastbound

[Jones Bros. Contractors, LLC/Wagner/CNT062]

POLK COUNTY Boanerges Church Road construction of a bridge over Old Fort Creek: During this reporting period, the contractor will be installing an in-stream diversion to facilitate the removal of the old bridge. This work will occur weather permitting. Boanerges Church Road is closed to all traffic for the duration of construction. Detour signs are posted diverting traffic around the closure onto SR-313 and US-411. Estimated project completion date is October 2020.

[Summers-Taylor, Inc./Wagner/CNT279]

RHEA COUNTY SR-30 Grading, drainage and paving from west of New Union Road/White Oak Road (LM 12.6) to Sky Drive (LM 12.9): During this report period, the contractor will be performing grading & drainage operations along SR-30, New Union Rd & White Oak Dr. During this current phase, a new traffic pattern will be in place at SR-30; SR-30 will be shifting from the current alignment to the new alignment. The intersections of White Oak Drive and New Union Road will be shifted to the new portion of SR-30. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with heavy equipment entering and exiting existing roadways.

[Twin K Construction/Osbonlighter/CNT073]

 

REGION WIDE

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 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 guardrail repair and new guardrail installation 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 7 PM to 6 AM Sundays through Thursdays 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 2020.

[Cumberland Guardrail, Inc./McMinnville/CNT114]

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 Intelligent Transportation System. Work hours are 9 AM to 3:30 PM. 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 January 2023.

[NABCO Electric Company, Inc./Osbonlighter/CNT354]

REGION 2 Sweeping and drain cleaning on various interstate and state routes: There will be a drain cleaning operation in Hamilton county along I-24 WB (MM 183 -MM 170) & I-24 EB (MM 170- MM 181) that will involve closing the inside lane. Additionally, a sweeping operation supported by mobile lane closures will happen throughout the region on selected state routes & interstates. Both operations will happen Sunday –Thursday (9PM -6AM) Estimated project completion date is March 2020.

[Blevins Enterprises, Inc./Micka/CNS320]

REGION 2 On-call concrete pavement repair at various locations on various Interstate and State Routes: Beginning 03/25/20, the contractor will be laying down thermo paint at various locations. These locations include the Signal Mountain Rd on-ramp to US-27 NB, SR-2 (E 20th) WB in front of Mountain View Ford, all ramps at I-24 exit 158, SR-28 on-ramp to I-24 EB, and the truck inspection station in Monteagle. All work will be done with a mobile lane closure operation.  Estimated project completion date is March 2020.

[Vulcan Materials/Voiles/CNS358]

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 2020.

[LU, Inc./McMinnville/CNT292]

 

RESTRICTIONS

OVERTON COUNTY - CNT243: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route.

GRUNDY COUNTY - CNT397: Loads wider than 10' should seek alternate route.

MARION COUNTY - CNT229: Restriction of all wide loads will remain in place until project is complete.

HAMILTON COUNTY - CNP230: I-124 (US-27) Northbound Exit 1C 4th St Off Ramp: No oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1C 4th St Of Ramp: On oversize/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound Exit 1B East Martin Luther King Blvd. Off Ramp: No oversized/over dimensional loads; I-124 (US-27) Southbound On Ramps from Martin Luther King Blvd.: No oversized/over dimensional loads.

POLK COUNTY - CNT062: 12 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Westbound 14 ft. maximum width LM 26.93 Eastbound.

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. All times are local.

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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 https://www.tn.gov/tdot/work-with-us/.

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