TDOT Contractor to Perform Partial Ramp Closures on I-75 North and I-24 East in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As part of the I-75/I-24 design-build interchange modification project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews must complete final paving operations on the interstate ramps. Beginning Friday, August 6, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, August 9, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. EDT, crews are scheduled to pave the ramp from I-75 North to I-24 West. In addition, the contractor will conduct partial closures on the ramp from I-24 East to I-75 North and the ramp from I-24 East to I-75 South to smooth out various bridge approaches.

The contractor will work on only one ramp at a time to help minimize congestion through the interchange. One lane will always remain open on each of these ramps during this work. 

Also, to facilitate these partial ramp closures, I-24 East will be reduced to two lanes beginning at the Spring Creek Road overpass.

These partial closures and lane reductions will create congestion throughout the project limits. Drivers should expect long delays and are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

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.

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UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES FOR 7/26 and 7/27.

Wilcox Blvd Tunnel

Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed on the following dates and times for TDOT inspection:

Monday, July 26 at 8:00 PM until Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00 AM. 

Detours will be posted. Please plan additional time while traveling. W 26th Street

W 26th Street will be closed between Williams Street and Long Street beginning Monday, July 26 through Tuesday, July 27. Detours will be posted. Shallowford Road

Shallowford Road will be reduced to one lane between Jersey Pike and Cromwell Road on Tuesday, July 27 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM for vegetation management. Two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers. Delays are expected, please use alternative routes if possible.McCallie Tunnel – Westbound

McCallie Tunnel westbound will be closed on the following dates and times for TDOT inspection:

Tuesday, July 27 at 8:00 PM until Wednesday, July 28 at 5:00 AM. 

Detours will be posted. Please plan additional time while traveling. 

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Snow Hill Road Paving

The Hamilton County Highway Department will start paving on Snow Hill Road beginning Monday, July 26th, 2021.

The work will be from Short Tail Springs Road to Mahan Gap Road.

This work will take two to three weeks depending on weather.

Motorists should avoid the area if possible because there will be longer delays, but flaggers will be onsite.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT ROAD CLOSURES 7/23/2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Mayoral Press Conference

Mayor Tim Kelly will host a press conference at 9:30 AMin front of City Hall.  E 11th Street will be closed from 9 AM until 10:15 AM between Lindsay Street and Newby Street. Please use E 10th Street as an alternative route.

Patten Square Ribbon Cutting – Patten Parkway

Patten Parkway will be closed from 9 AM until 11:30 PMfor the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of Patten Square. The ceremony will take place next to the new public art installation ‘Radiance’ at 10:30 AM. Patten Parkway will remain closed to through traffic as preparations are made for a celebratory block party which begins after Nightfall. 

Nightfall  – Cherry Street / Martin Luther King Blvd / Market Street

Cherry Street will be closed at E MLK Blvd on Friday from 3 PM until 12 Midnight for Nightfall setup. Market Street will be closed from East 8th Street to East 10th Street, and ML King Blvd will be closed from Broad Street to Georgia Avenue from 5:30 PM until 12midnight. These closures will be in effect each Friday night through September 10, 2021.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

WestsideEvolves Community Block Party  – Riverfront Parkway

Grove Street will be closed from 10 AM until 7 PM for the WestsideEvolves Community Block Party. Detours will be posted. 

Chattanooga Football Club Home Match 

The following roads will be closed from 3:30 PM until Midnight:

·  Reggie White Blvd between the Chattanooga Skate Park north entrance and W 20th Street

·  Chestnut Street between W 17th Street and W 19th Street

·  W 19th Street between Reggie White Blvd and Chestnut Street

Street parking will be prohibited on Chestnut Street within the closure on the dates/times listed above. Vehicles left within the closure will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Chattanooga Market – Reggie White Blvd

Reggie White Blvd will be closed in front of the First Horizon Pavilion for the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, July 25 from 6 AM until 7 PM.

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TDOT Region 2 Roadway Activity Report

  • BRADLEY COUNTY I-75 TDOT Bridge Inspection from MM 34.4 to MM 34.9: On 07/25/21, the right lane will be closed on the I-75 North bridge over the Hiwassee River from 9 AM to 3 PM for its regularly scheduled biennial inspection. On 07/27/21, the right lane will be closed on the I-75 South bridge over the Hiwassee River from 9 AM to 3 PM for its regularly scheduled biennial inspection. If work must be postponed due to weather, it will be rescheduled for 07/28/21 during the same hours (9 AM to 3 PM).
  • HAMILTON COUNTY I-24 Interchange Improvements at SR-2 (US-11, US-41, US-72, Broad Street) and SR-58 (Market Street): The contractor will implement a closure of the US-27 South ramp to I-24 West to complete the installation of a new storm drain pipe. This closure will begin on Friday 7/23/21 at 9:00 PM and continue through Monday 7/26/21 at 6:00 AM. Detour signage will be posted directing traffic to access I-24 Westbound via Broad street and Williams Street. Chestnut street is closed to through traffic between West 20th Street and West 25th Street and will remain closed until further notice.
  • REGION 2 On-Call Concrete Pavement Repair on Various Interstates and State Routes: Beginning Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM through Monday, July 26 at 6:00 AM, Vulcan Materials Company will be repairing concrete pavement on I-75 South near MM 8.0. The two right lanes on I-75 South will be closed during this work with appropriate signage on ramps that the lane closure crosses. Also, one lane of the Bonny Oaks on-ramp to I-75 South will be closed. The two left lanes on I-75 South will remain open during this work, and all lanes will be opened no later than 6:00 AM on Monday July 26. Message boards will be setup one week in advance alerting motorists of these activities. Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck mounted attenuator with message boards will be on site during the work.
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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, July 23, 2021 at 9:00 PM EDT through Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT to complete the installation of a new storm drain pipe 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

The contractor will fully re-open the ramp 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.

This project was one of 962 critical transportation projects included in the 2017 IMPROVE Act legislation. 

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TDOT Contract Crews to Perform Concrete Repairs on Interstate 75 South Near Bonny Oaks Drive in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – TDOT contract crews will perform concrete repairs on portions of I-75 South near mile marker 8.0 in Hamilton County. Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT through Monday July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT, the two right lanes on I-75 South will be closed. One lane of the on-ramp to I-75 South from Exit 7 (Bonny Oaks Drive) will also be closed. The two left lanes on I‑75 South will remain open through the weekend at this location. 

While this work takes place, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a truck-mounted attenuator with a message board will be on site to assist with traffic control and information. Drivers are urged to obey the signage and pay close attention to changing conditions in the work zone.

This concrete repair work is being done as part of a statewide on-call concrete repair contract. This work is weather dependent. Should weather or unforeseen circumstances postpone this work, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

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TDOT Contractor to Repair Damaged Concrete Slabs on I-75 North between Mile Markers 2 and 3 in Chattanooga (Hamilton County).

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – As part of the I-75/I-24 design-build interchange modification project in Hamilton County, TDOT contract crews must repair damaged concrete slabs at several sites on I‑75 within the project limits. These repairs will take place over several weekends until the contractor completes them.

The section to be repaired this weekend is on I-75 North between mile marker 2 and mile marker 3. The repairs will begin at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 14, 2021, and end by or before 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 17, 2021. The two right lanes will be closed during the work. The two left lanes will remain open.

Additionally, the loop ramp from southbound U.S. 41/Ringgold Road to I-75 North will be closed during this work. Traffic can use the on-ramp from northbound U.S. 41/Ringgold Road to access I‑75 North while the loop ramp is closed.

During this work, the contractor will remove damaged concrete slabs and re-pour them with new concrete, which will require several hours to develop enough strength to carry traffic. As soon as the concrete cures enough to pass strength tests, the contractor will reopen all lanes to traffic.

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.

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. is the contractor for the $132.6 million I‑75/I‑24 interchange modification design-build project slated for completion in late summer 2021. To get more information on the I-75/I-24 interchange modification project or to sign up for project updates, visit the project website at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-2/i-75-interchange-at-i-24.html.

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 landline or cell phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or Chattanooga area alerts at www.twitter.com/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.

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Gran Fondo Hincapie St. Closures and Traffic Impact

Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga – The following roads and intersections will be closed from Friday, April 30 at 2 PM until Saturday, May 1 at 6 PM for the Gran Fondo Hincapie setup and bike event.  

E Martin Luther King Blvd from Lindsay Street to Houston Street 

Houston Street from E Martin Luther King Blvd to E 10th Street 

East 10th Street at the intersection of Houston Street

Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga Bike Ride – Cyclists will be escorted by CPD officers starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, beginning from E Martin Luther King Blvd, turning north onto Market Street.  CPD will be present at all intersections on Market Street, crossing into North Shore, and continuing on Cherokee Blvd.  Please watch for instructions from these officers as the cyclists will be given the right of while an officer is present.

A secondary route traveling Manufacturers Road will have officers present at both HWY 27 ramps and at the entrance of Rennesaince Park. 

The first return cyclists are expected back into Chattanooga around 10:00 AM.

Inbound cyclists will return via Tiftonia using Cummings Road, Wauhatchie Pike, turning north onto Cummings Highway until Broad Street.  From Broad Street, cyclists will turn on W 33rd, then travel north on Alton Park Blvd / Market Street, right on W 12th Street, continuing onto Houston Street, and back to the closure on E Martin Luther King Blvd. Officers will be located at major intersections/traffic lights for the inbound cyclists. 

Cyclists will be required to ride with traffic while following the rules of the road. This is an open course so expect cyclists throughout the city. Please pay close attention to officer instructions when CPD is present. 

Most cyclists should complete their routes by 4:00 PM.

View CDOT’s map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space.

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