TDOT Contractor to Close Portion of Tucker Road in Collegedale, Hamilton County

Collegedale, Tenn. – As part of the SR-317 Apison Pike Reconstruction project from SR-321 (Ooltewah-Ringgold Road) to Layton Lane in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will close a portion of Tucker Road (from Spalding Drive to 5400 Tucker Road) within the project limits to allow for the completion of construction in areas currently under existing traffic. The closure will enable the contractor to finish this section of work as quickly as possible, including utilities, the tie-in for Tucker Road, grading, and drainage for the proposed SR-317. The closure will remain for approximately ten months until the final alignment of Tucker Road and SR-317 are prepared for traffic.

Beginning between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 

Motorists traveling to Apison Pike from Tucker Road:

  • Travel North on Tucker Road to Edgmon Road
  • Turn right and travel East on Edgmon Road approximately 0.6 miles to Tallant Road
  • Travel Southbound approximately 1.22 miles until arriving at Apison Pike

Motorists traveling to Tucker Road from Apison Pike:

  • Turn onto Tallant Road
  • Travel North approximately 1.22 miles to Edgmon Road
  • Turn left and travel West on Edgmon Road approximately 0.6 miles
  • Turn left onto Tucker Road

The detour will be facilitated by several road signs, traffic control devices, and temporary message boards in both directions. This work is weather-dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. is the contractor for the $93.1 million SR-317 (Apison Pike) construction project realigning and widening approximately 3.4 miles of roadway slated for completion in summer of 2025. To get more information on the SR-317 (Apison Pike) project, visit the project website athttps://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-2/apison-pike-sr-321-to-layton-ln.html.

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TDOT Halts Lane Closures for Holiday Travel

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

No Lane Closure Activity for Holiday Travel Period

NASHVILLE – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-related lane closures will be stoppedbeginning at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

“Thanksgiving is typically the most traveled holiday of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner Joe Galbato. “Halting road work during this time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will also be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.”

While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on-site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.  

AAA projects more than 53.4 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving, up 13% from 2020. In Tennessee, the expectation is 1.2 million travelers.

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Crews to Perform Repairs on SR-27 near LM 16 in Marion County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT Maintenance crews will be making repairs to the embankment on SR-27 near log mile 16 in Marion County from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. For the safety of the traveling public when work is occurring, a road closure is required in both directions from log mile 16.1 (near the Powell Crossroads Sport Park) to log mile 15.8 (near Burnett Road). Residents within the area will not be affected by this closure and will maintain access to their driveways throughout.

Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed, proceed with caution when approaching the work zone, and consider an alternate route during this time.

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Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing and maintenance on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, September 12, 2021 during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic. From 8:00 a.m. EST to no later than 2:00 p.m. EST, the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the testing is performed. 

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay this week’s inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date. Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.

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Upcoming Construction Road Closures

Hampton Street

Hampton Street between E 3rd Street and Blackford Street will be closed Saturday, September 11th from 7:30 AM until Noon for a crane lift. Detours will be posted via Central Avenue.  Emergency Room access will be maintained via Central/Blackford. 

UTC Crane Lifts

The following roads on the UTC campus will see very brief sidewalk, lane, and/or full closures while multiple crane lifts are conducted on Saturday, September 11th, and early morning Sunday, September 12th:

Campus Drive between McCallie Ave and E 8th Street

E 8th Street between Campus Drive and Palmetto Street

Flaggers will be present directing traffic around any obstructions in the right of way. 

Dodds Avenue

Dodds Avenue between E 47th Street and E 48th Street will be closed Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 24th for a water main replacement. Detours will be posted.

Old Lee Highway

Old Lee Highway between Stonehenge Drive and Green Shanty Road will be closed Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17thfrom 9 AM until 2:30 PM for citywide services repair work. Detours will be posted via Apison Pike and Bonny Oaks.

2105 Watauga Street

Watauga Street between E 23rd Street and E 21st Street will be closed Monday, September 13th through Wednesday, October 13th for a sewer replacement.  Detours will be posted. 

Lindsay Street – Southbound

Southbound Lindsay Street between Oak Street and McCallie Ave will be closed Monday, September 13th from 9 AM until 4 PM. Detours will be posted via Houston.

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Emergency Road Closures / South Chickamauga Creek Flood Warning

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – 11:15 AM Update
POC: Chattanooga Department of Transportation
423-643-5950  Reports of Wires, Trees Down, or Other Hazards:

The following locations are closed or have limited access:

11:00 AM Update

  • Hickory Valley Road at East Brainerd Road (open but limited access)
  • 7534 Noah Reid Road

9:00 AM Update

  • 4300 Kemp Drive
  • 1075 Lower Mill Road
  • Old Wauhatchie Pike
  • Tomahawk Trail
  • 612 North Crest Road

Confirmed Reopen:

  • 600 Ochs Highway

Please obey any instructions from law enforcement, flaggers, or traffic control devices in these areas.

*FLOOD WARNING*
The National Weather Service has issued a River Flood Warning for South Chickamauga Creek in Chattanooga, where the flood stage will be reached overnight and cresting mid-day tomorrow. Road flooding is expected on Davidson Road near Gunbarrel Road, Lightfoot Mill Road, and other low-lying areas near the creek.  

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH*
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Chattanooga today through Wednesday afternoon.  Heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida are expected to release 1-3 inches of rain in our area. Roads will incur localized flooding as heavy rains persist and area creeks and rivers are overwhelmed.  
Please report flooded locations or trees down by dialing our 311 Service Center 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri at 423-643-6311; Or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 423-698-2525
Remember: Never attempt to cross flooded roads.

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No Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity at noon on Friday, September 3rd, until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

“The Labor Day holiday is typically a busy travel time,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “We want to ensure that the thousands of travelers using Tennessee’s roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.” 

While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on-site in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits.  Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums. 

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TDOT Contractor to Conduct Weekend Closure of US-27 South Ramp to I-24 West in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As part of the project to improve the Interstate 24 Interchanges at Broad and Market Streets in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews will close the US-27 South ramp to I‑24 West beginning Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM EDT through Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT to complete the installation of a second storm drainpipe under I-24.

Traffic will detour as follows:

  • Exit US-27 South using the Broad Street exit ramp
  • Turn right onto West 20th Street
  • Turn right onto Williams Street
  • Make a final right turn onto the I-24 West on-ramp

In addition, I-24 West will be reduced to a single laneat mile marker 178 to perform this installation. This ramp closure and lane reduction will create congestion. Drivers should expect delays.

The contractor will fully re-open the ramp and the right lane of I-24 West at mile marker 178 as soon as work is completed. This work is weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

This work is being done as part of the project underway to improve the I-24 interchanges at SR-2 (Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street) in Chattanooga. Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. is the contractor for the nearly $32-million project. The 1.6-mile project will replace the loops and ramps that serve as exits and entrances of I-24 East and U.S. 27 to Broad Street, Williams Street and Market Street with a new one-way ramp and frontage road. The project is scheduled for completion on or before August 31, 2023.

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