Hamilton Co. SR-320 (East Brainerd Rd.)

SR-320 (East Brainerd Rd.) from near Bel-Air Rd. to near SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd.) (PIN 124077.00)

Review Dates:     March 14th - 16th,  2023

Deadline to Submit Letter of Interest:     March  2nd,  2023      


Letter of Interest - Hamilton Co. 124077.00 - Constructability Review

Note: Participation in this review is voluntary, non-compensable, and will not prevent you from submitting a bid for the project.  Anything you choose to share will remain in confidence.  Any Contractor that is prequalified with TDOT's Construction Division may request participation by completing and submitting a Letter of Interest to Shawna Smith at Shawna.B.Smith@tn.gov.


124077.00 Project Map

Project Description

This project extends 1.92 miles from near Bel-Air Road to near Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd in Hamilton County. The typical section includes five (5) 12-ft lanes with curbs, gutters, 6’ shoulders, and sidewalks. The project also includes the improvement of a major intersection at East Brainerd Road and Ooltewah-Ringgold Road as well as a widening of Ooltewah-Ringgold Road which extends 0.91 miles from near East Hamilton High School to near Stonebrook Community. The typical section for Ooltewah-Ringgold Road includes five (5) 11-ft lanes with curbs, gutters, shared use paths, and sidewalks. 

Challenges to the project include utilities, urban drainage, construction phasing, a major urban intersection improvement, and maintenance of traffic in a tight urban developed condition. Several overhead and underground utilities run along the corridor and the existing intersection. There are also several businesses, churches, and schools that will need to remain open during construction.

The box culvert at Hurricane Creek will be phased during the construction. Several large drainage pipes and structures are proposed along the roadway and near the intersection. Fuller Road will be brought up to safety standards which will include a fill at the intersection and addition of a box culvert structure.

The East Brainerd/Ooltewah-Ringgold Road Intersection will need to remain open and operational during construction. The project will bring up the elevation of the intersection.  

Project Inventory

Mainline Length: 1.92 miles
Desigin Speed: 45 mph
Typical Section: Five (5) 12-ft lanes, 6’ shoulders with curb and gutter and 5-ft sidewalks (East Brainerd Road) and Five (5) 11-ft lanes, curb and gutter, shared use path, and 5-ft sidewalks (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road)
Intersecting Roads: Rolling Ridge Rd., Raintree Ln., Fuller Rd., Argyle Ct., Havenport Ln., Leslie Sandidge Dr., Frost Rd., Northway Cross Cir., Southway Cross Cir., Ethridge Ln. and Cobble Creek Way
Traffic Signals: (1) Major urban intersection at East Brainerd/Ooltewah-Ringgold Road;
(2) Signalized intersection at Food City and Publix Entrances on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road; and
(3) School Zone signals at Westview Elementary and East Hamilton High School 


  • Utilities
  • Maintaining drainage through construction
  • Phasing of construction
  • Maintenance of traffic
  • Maintaining business access during construction